Coast Guard Cutter Waeshe deploys for patrol, multi-national naval exercise

ALAMEDA, Calif. – RIMPAC 2014 is a biennial international military exercise scheduled by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. More than 20 countries will participate in the 24th occurrence of this exercise which will be conducted in Pearl Harbor and the adjacent waters of Hawaii from June 26 through Aug. 1. Coast Guard Cutter Waeshe, homeported in Alameda, will serve as the Surface Action Group Commander for 10 ships from the U.S, China, Japan, Brunei, France and Mexico.

Waesche will get underway Tuesday from Coast Guard Island to conduct a patrol of the pacific region and participate in RIMPAC 2014. Media are invited to come aboard, receive a briefing about the ship and the Coast Guard’s role in RIMPAC, and transit San Francisco Bay aboard the ship. Media will be transferred to smaller Coast Guard boats and brought to Coast Guard Island.

Coast Guard participation in RIMPAC 2014 will highlight the service’s unique capabilities and partnerships with DoD entities and international partners with equities in the Pacific Rim. It will also serve as a unique, large-scale training opportunity that will provide realistic training in support of a wide range of Coast Guard missions.

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