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The Wasp-class Amphibious Assault Ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) sails in formation with ships and submarines from the U.S. Navy as well as the Navies of the seven other nations.
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Pacific Ocean (July 25, 2006) - The Wasp-class Amphibious Assault Ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) sails in formation with ships and submarines from the U.S. Navy as well as the Navies of the seven other nations. To commemorate the last day of the 2006 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, participating country's naval vessels fell into ranks for a photo exercise. RIMPAC trains U.S. allied forces to be interoperable and ready for a wide range of potential combined operations and missions. Eight nations participated in RIMPAC, the world's largest biennial maritime exercise. Conducted in the waters off Hawaii, RIMPAC brings together military forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman James R. Evans

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