RIMPAC exercise come ashoreUPDATED 6:36 PM HST Jul 27, 2014Video Transcript
RIMPAC training was a day at the beach! ...where sailors and marines faced the challenge of an amphibious assault. KITV 4's Paul Drewes explains. 12-17 52-1.00 nat of ship coming ashore While many of the Rim of the Pacific exercises have taken place far off the coast, this time the action came right to shore. 4:43 "the biggest challenge is getting from the ship to the shore" With helicopters circling overhead, a landing craft riding on a cushion of air, along with Amphibious Assault Vehicles rolled out of the water and onto the beach carrying forces from Australia, Tonga and the United States. 5:35 "the biggest thing is the communication, that mutual understanding with one another and work together not just I'm US and you're Australian lets just try this" that communication was also key -- in the planning and execution of this massive drill. US forces may have rolled up on this beach before, but for other countries it was a first. standup@10:22-10:29 "what's new in these exercises are the Japanese recon. Forces that scouted the beaches long before the boats hit the shore" After making sure the sands were safe, the forces then pushed inland...with their sights set on a makeshift town -- for practice with urban warfare. nat of soldiers shooting guns 6:22-6:34 "we have a developed town that they are going to push through and clear, and opposing forces and they are going to push through and try to take out this insurgency that we developed through the training situation" This exercise not only provides important real life training for those involved, the US marines feel it also sends an important message out to the rest of the world. 4:17-4:25 "this is huge because it shows that the US doesn't stand alone, we have other partners around the world that have one united stand one purpose" At Bellows beach, Paul Drewes kITV 4 news. On Tuesday, U-S Marines join forces with troops from Indonesia and Mexico.