USCGC Bertholf, AIRSTA Barbers Point participate in RIMPAC 2018

180710-G-ZV557-1572 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 10, 2018) The crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750) refuels an MH-65 Dolphin, July 10, from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. Twenty-five nations, more than 46 ships and 5 submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Island 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 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert/Released)