Orions Aboard

Posted 5 July 2010
Photo by MCS2 Meagan E. Klein

P-3C Orion aircraft from seven US Navy patrol squadrons—VP-4, VP-5, VP-8, VP-40, VP-47, VP-62, and VP-69—line the Rainbow Fleet tarmac at MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, at the start of the Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, 2010 exercise on 5 July 2010. AP-3C/CP-140/P-3 crews from Australia, Canada, Japan, and South Korea also participated in the exercise. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships among participating countries on both sides of the Pacific and to improve interoperability between armed forces.

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