The Rim of the Pacific 2016 exercise wrapped up this week. More than 20 nations from around the globe participated in the exercise… thousands of troops and dozens of ships and aircraft. Megan Eckstein of the US Naval Institute News reported from, among other locations, the deck of the USS America at RIMPAC. She discussed what she saw on National Defense Week.
Photo: F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 151 and 41 launch from the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis during Rim of the Pacific 2016 in the Pacific Ocean, July 18, 2016. The maritime exercise involves about 25,000 participants from 26 nations, 49 ships, six submarines and about 200 aircraft. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jake Greenberg.