RIMPAC conducts successful amphibious landings at Bellows

Marine Corps Training Area Bellows
Marine Corps Training Area Bellows

Coalition forces from Australia, Indonesia, Tonga and the United States conducted an advanced war-fighting exercise Friday morning at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows as part of RIMPAC.

The exercise included landings by various amphibious assault vehicles.

“It was a successful landing,” said Alex Lim, RIMPAC public affairs officer. “They came and took the beach and you don’t see them anymore, so I would say it was pretty successful.”

The exercise was conducted as practice for a larger amphibious landing that will take place in Kaneohe Bay.

“You’ll see a lot of fragments that’ll come together for the culminating event for the Marine Corps at the latter part of this month,” Lim said.

RIMPAC is a month-long exercise with more than 30,000 sailors and military personnel taking part.

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