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The crew of the Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Rankin stand on top of submarine while in the water. - 180717-N-FB085-001 PEARL HARBOR (July 17, 2018) The crew of the Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Rankin (SSG 78) enters Pearl Harbor for a brief stop for personnel during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 17, 2018. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, 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 Lt. Cmdr. Cheryl Collins/Released)

U.S. Submariners Serve Down Under

U.S. Submariners Serve Down Under

Under the Navy’s personnel exchange program, select U.S. Navy submariners are training and operating at Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling, Australia, integrated into various RAN units and commands. Australian Submarine Force Commander, RAN Capt. Doug Theobald, who works directly with U.S. exchange personnel at the Perth base, highlighted the program’s significant relationship to the historic U.S. and Australian partnership.

A male Sailor underwater with sunglasses waves towards camera with the text "Submerged: One Artistic Point of View" superimposed in front of him. - Senior Chief Fire Control Technician Vien (Bob) Nguyen shares how his passion for underwater photography helped capture a shot some have dubbed the "greatest submarine photo of all time".

One Artistic Point of View

One Artistic Point of View

Senior Chief Fire Control Technician Vien (Bob) Nguyen shares the story behind his passion for underwater photography and the photo that gained notoriety during the 2018 Rim of the Pacific exercise as an image some have dubbed the "greatest submarine photo of all time".