PEARL HARBOR (June 24, 2010) The Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multi-national interoperability. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul D. Honnick/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]