Sinking the ex USS Racine
PACIFIC OCEAN (July 12, 2018) Live fire from aircraft, a submarine, and land assets participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sink the decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST-1191) July 12 in the Pacific Ocean. Twenty-five nations, 45 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 - Aug. 2 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 of the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy video/Released) 180712-O-N0842-9001
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