140616-N-MD297-021

140616-N-MD297-021
SAN DIEGO (June 16, 2014) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits San Diego Bay as it departs for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-three nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1. RIMPAC will take place in and around the Hawaiian Islands and San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Huey D. Younger Jr./Released)