Interoperability the Key for U.S. and Foreign Units Completing RIMPAC Exercises

By Lt. Brian Murphy HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard participated in a search and rescue exercise with the U.S. Navy and South Korea and Japan Aug. 5 as part of Rim of the Pacific Exercises 2008, organized by the U.S. Navy. The three nation exercise, coordinated by the USS Lake Erie, took place approximately 80 miles south of Kauai. The Japanese Defense Forces vessel Haruna, the Republic of South...