PACIFIC OCEAN – A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker conducts long-range aerial refueling with U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, three submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
(U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maria G. Llanos and Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Leon Vonguyen)
Source: U.S. Navy (video statements)