30 Jun '14, 2pm

Army watercraft, divers, sustainment troops to participate in RIMPAC 2014

Army watercraft, divers, sustainment troops to participate in RIMPAC 2014

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (June 30, 2014) -- Hawaii-based Army watercraft assets, divers and sustainment troops are set to play major roles in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise, June 26 through Aug. 1. The 8th Theater Sustainment Command troops will join the 23 nations, 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participating in the world's largest international exercise, designed to provide unique training opportunities and strengthen the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring safety of sea lanes and security in the world's oceans. Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Roth, the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's Sea Operations lead, said that nearly 70 percent of the world is water and 80 percent of the world's population lives o...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/128993/Army_watercraft__diver...

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