RIMPAC participants to hold mass casualty drill

RIMPAC participants to hold mass casualty drill

By Janelle Guerrero-Miguel
HNN Summer Intern

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (HawaiiNewsNow) - As part of a mass casualty drill this week, Rim of the Pacific military participants will be taking nearly 300 disaster "victims" to hospitals throughout the state and ships at sea.

The drill is part of RIMPAC's humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training.

U.S. military members, civilians, and international partners will be participating in the exercises.

RIMPAC officials say the drill is a unique opportunity for civilians and military personnel to train together.

The exercise is slated for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday.

RIMPAC, the world's largest international maritime exercise, has been held every two years since 1971. Around 25,000 military personnel from 27 nations are participating in the war games, which run through August 4.

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