08/03/2016: Soldiers from The 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), the core of the Amphibious Ready Element (ARE), have commenced integration training at the United States Marine Corps Base on Kaneohe Bay as part of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, which is being conducted from 29 Jun – 4 Aug 2016.
Exercise RIMPAC is the world’s largest maritime exercise enhancing Australia’s relationship with the United States and contributing nations. It is aimed at strengthening international maritime partnerships, enhance interoperability and improve the readiness of participating forces for a wide range of potential operations.
The theme for RIMPAC 16 is “Capable, Adaptive, Partners” and provides a key opportunity for the AAF LF to test their interoperability within the multinational amphibious readiness group.
Credit: Australian Ministry of Defense:7/7/16