RIMPAC 2018: Ships Deploying to Pearl Harbor

Ships enter Pearl Harbor June 26, 2018 in preparation for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.  In order, the four ships are: French Navy frigate FS Prairial (F731), Royal Australian Navy multi-product replenishment oiler HMAS Success (OR 304), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer helicopter shipMaritime Self-Defense Force (DDH 182), and…

Being a Pacific Fleet Warrior

A video production of 2017 Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) Sailor of the Year finalists discussing what it means to be a PACFLT Sailor.  SOY finalists participated in a variety of personal and professional evaluations as well as leadership, naval heritage and team-building events throughout the week around historic Pearl Harbor.  …

Australia’s Maritime Task Group arrives in Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC 16

07/09/2016: The Australian Defence Force is deploying three ships, three aircraft and more than 1650 personnel to take part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 off the coast of Hawaii and California. The multinational activity held from 30 June to 4 August 2016 is the world’s largest maritime exercise…

Arrival of New Aussie Amphibious Ship in Pearl Harbor

07/07/2016: Task Group 659.1, including HMA Ships Canberra, Warramunga, Ballarat and HMNZS Te Kaha arrive in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii for the commencement of the world’s largest maritime warfare exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. The Australian Defence Force is deploying three ships, three aircraft and more than 1,650 personnel to…

PACFLEET Commander Discusses the Pacific

08/25/2015: 2015- U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Scott Swift serves as its 35th commander since the Fleet was established since February 1941 and is headquartered at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Credit:DoD News:8/20/15 For our series on MARFORPAC and PACFLEET, see the following: https://sldinfo.com/shaping-an-operational-strategy-in-the-pacific-an-interview-with-rear-admiral-john-aquilino/ https://sldinfo.com/shaping-an-amphibious-coalition-an-interview-with-brigadier-general-mahoney-deputy-marforpac/ https://sldinfo.com/shaping-deterrence-in-depth-strategy-the-key-role-of-focused-partnerships-and-multilateralism/ https://sldinfo.com/combat-transformation-and-the-amphibious-force-a-pacfleet-marine-corps-perspective/ https://sldinfo.com/the-key-role-of-military-sealift-command-in-the-pacific-an-update-from-hawaii/ https://sldinfo.com/shaping-a-21st-century-pacific-force-perspectives-from-pacfleet/ Also, see, http://www.sldforum.com/2015/08/shaping-a-way-ahead-for-the-usn-in-the-pacific-rear-admiral-aquilino-and-pacfleet-work-the-challenges/

USS Mississippi (SSN 782) Getting Underway

03/19/2015: The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) departs from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a routine underway. Mississippi is one of four Virginia-class submarines home-ported in Pearl Harbor.  Credit: Commander Submarine Forces Pacific:1/5/15  

Japanese Submarine Arrives in Pearl Harbor

03/05/2015: The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force(JMSDF) submarine JS Hakuryu (SS 503) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Credit:Commander Submarine Forces Pacific:2/27/15  According to Wikipedia: The Sōryū-class submarines (16SS) are diesel-electric Attack submarines that entered service with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in 2009. The design is an evolution of the Oyashio class submarine, from which it can…