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U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian sailors conduct maritime interdiction operations training in support of counter-improvised explosive device and mine warfare operations during the force integration phase of Rim of the Pacific Southern California exercise in the Pacific Ocean, July 6, 2018. The U.S. Coast Guard members are assigned to Maritime Security Response Team-West. The Canadian sailors are explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Fleet Diving Unit Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in Rimpac from June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California as part of commander Task Force 177. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, Rimpac provides a unique training opportunities while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and the security of the world’s oceans. Navy photo by Lt. Matthew A. Stroup

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Photo by: Lt. Matthew A. Stroup  |  VIRIN: 180706-N-LR347-016A.JPG