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Everything You Need to Know About RIMPAC 2022

June 14th, 2022 Culture
Everything You Need to Know About RIMPAC 2022

The world's largest international maritime warfare exercise makes its long awaited return to the shores of O‘ahu! Here, we’re breaking down everything there is to know about RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercise) 2022 in Hawai‘i, including answering some of your frequently asked questions.

What is RIMPAC?

RIMPAC is a combined maritime exercise, providing a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining relationships between 25,000 personnel from 27 nations. First conducted in 1971, RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th iteration of the event, with an aim to strengthen the collective forces, promote an open and free Indo-Pacific region, and ensure the safety of sea lanes and the security of the world's interconnected oceans.

The theme of RIMPAC 2022 is ‘Capable, Adaptive, Partners.’

When is RIMPAC 2022?

The biennial RIMPAC is held every two years (although the 2020 event was very scaled-down due to COVID-19 restrictions). This year, RIMPAC returns in full force from June 29 to August 4, 2022.

How long is RIMPAC 2022?

RIMPAC is five weeks long.

Where is RIMPAC 2022?

RIMPAC is conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California region.

Where to watch RIMPAC 2022 in Hawai‘i?

If you are on O‘ahu and interested in seeing the RIMPAC fleet, your best bet is to head to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, just west of downtown Honolulu. RIMPAC ships and vessels have been known to moor up at the naval base during the event, and some have even hosted free, narrated boat tours in the past. Stay up to date with the RIMPAC Facebook to see when you can expect the ships and contact the JBPHH Public Affairs Office at (808) 473-3152 or 473-2924 for potential tour information.

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Who are the RIMPAC 2022 participants?

RIMPAC 2022 will see participation from 26 nations including the US, Australia, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, France, India, Chile, Ecuador, Indonesia, Denmark, Tonga, Israel, Colombia, Japan, Brunei, Malaysia, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, Peru, the Republic of the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

What kind of ships will be at RIMPAC 2022?

This year, the multinational maritime exercise will involve participation of four submarines, nine national land forces, nearly 38 surface ships, and over 170 aircraft.  

What kind of exercises happen at RIMPAC 2022?

Participating forces will carry out a variety of missions including disaster relief, sea control, maritime security operations, and other warfighting training programs like mine clearance operations, amphibious operations, gunnery, anti-submarine and air defense exercises, counter-piracy operations, diving and salvage operations, and explosive ordnance disposal.

Senior staff members from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United States have been busy planning RIMPAC’s overall maritime exercise plan. The exercises will be hosted by Commander, the US Pacific Fleet and will be led by Commander, the US Third Fleet. The two will serve as Combined Task Force commander. Additional commanders include personnel from Canada, Japan, and Australia.

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