RIMPAC conducts successful amphibious landings at 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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