Monday, July 7, 2014

PHL RIMPAC contingent now in Hawaii

From the Philippine News Agency (Jul 7): PHL RIMPAC contingent now in Hawaii

The three Filipino officers, participating in this year's RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercise) are now in Hawaii.

This was revealed by Philippine Navy (PN) public affairs office chief Cmdr. Gregory Fabic in a message to the PNA.

"They left last July 2 and today is their first day of duty for the current operations of maritime exercises," he added.

Fabic identified the Filipino participants as Cmdr. Rommel T. Marcos, Lt. Abraham R. Taguinod, both of the PN and Major Nealon Eugene P. Batalla of the Philippine Marine Corps.

The naval war games were scheduled for June and July.

RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise.

It is held biennially during June and July of even-numbered years from Honolulu, Hawaii.

It is hosted and administered by the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet, headquartered at Pearl Harbor, in conjunction with the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, and Hawaii National Guard forces under the control of the Governor of Hawaii.

The US invites allied military forces from the Pacific Rim nations to participate.

With RIMPAC the United States Pacific Command seeks to enhance interoperability between Pacific Rim armed forces, ostensibly as a means of promoting stability in the region to the benefit of all participating nations.

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