RIMPAC

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2014) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Harris Michael, from Pittsburg, directs a CH-53E Super Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu will participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), a large multinational naval exercise, as the command ship for the expeditionary strike group and is scheduled to conduct a follow-on deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak/Released)