The sun sets behind the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) as she sits pier side in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The STENNIS and Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) are taking part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. This years exercise includes seven participating nations: Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. RIMPAC enhances the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while enhancing stability in the Pacific Rim region
The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RIMPAC 2004 Base: Naval Station, Pearl Harbor State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: USS John C Stennis Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Mark J. Rebilas, Usn Release Status: Released to Public.