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Pacific Ocean (July 22, 2004) -- Ships from seven different nations steam alongside USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while conducting a multi-national task force group photo exercise marking the conclusion of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. The ship and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are taking part in RIMPAC 2004. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. This year's exercise included seven participating nations; Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States. RIMPAC is intended to enhance the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while enhancing stability in the Pacific Rim region. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Richard Waite (RELEASED)

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Photo Date
July 22, 2004
Photographer's Mate Airman Richard Waite
Caption Writer
Lcdr. Paul Jensen
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
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