Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey (left) speaks with Ensign Dimitri Foster in the pilothouse aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain in 2018.

180724-N-YR245-0090 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2018) Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, speaks with Ens. Dimitri Foster, from Brooklyn, New York, in the pilothouse aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) while visiting during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 24. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)