[Tries not to feel too bad for Zod]
[Listens to the ‘General Zod’ Track on the OST]
Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Soldiers of the non-combatant evacuation operation company, 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry from Shilo, Manitoba, practice military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) using simulated ammunition (simmunition) at the Marine Corps Training Area Bellows (MCTAB), Waimanalo, Hawaii, on July 8 2012.
1,400 Canadian sailors, soldiers, and airmen and airwomen participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 combined and joint exercise taking place near the Hawaiian Islands from June 29 to August 3. Scheduled and coordinated by the U.S. Navy Third Fleet, RIMPAC also offers Canada the senior members of the Canadian Forces the opportunity to assume positions of leadership, further enhancing Canadaâs ability to work with other nations of the Asia-Pacific region. RIMPAC 2012 involves forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) is the worldâs largest international maritime exercise, designed to prepare military forces to work together in missions ranging from providing humanitarian aide to full combat operations. RIMPAC began as an annual exercise in 1971 and since 1974 has been scheduled every other year. The endurance of exercise demonstrates the value of bringing international forces together to train and improve their ability to operate in a joint and combined multi-national force environment. Canada, along with only Australia and the United States, has participated in RIMPAC since its inception.
Canadian Forces photo by : MCpl Marc-Andre Gaudreault