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The Japan Maritime Self-Defense destroyer JMSDF Myoko (DDG 175) is moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.
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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (June 27, 2012) The Japan Maritime Self-Defense destroyer JMSDF Myoko (DDG 175) is moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the RIMPAC exercise from Jun. 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971. (New Zealand Defense Force photo by LAC Amanda McErlich)

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