Home / Uncategorized (page 4)

Uncategorized

SEACAT: A Southeast Asian Multilateral Powerhouse

By Cmdr. Greg Adams N7 Theater Security Cooperation, U.S. 7th Fleet, Task Force 73 Amidst recent calls for more multilateralism in our traditionally bilateral exercises, Southeast Asia Cooperation And Training (SEACAT) stands tall as the only multilateral information sharing exercise of its kind in Southeast Asia. A relatively small exercise …

Read More »

Pacific Partnership 2015 Global Impact – Pharmacy

RABAUL, Papua New Guinea (July 7, 2015) Hospitalman Timothy Wright (left) and Japan Ground Self Defense Force 1st Lt. Yuya Yamaguchi, both pharmacy technicians assigned to the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), talk to patients at Malaguna Technical School during a community health engagement as part of pacific Partnership 2015. Mercy is currently in Papua New Guinea for its second mission port of PP15. Pacific Partnership is in its 10th iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While training for crisis conditions, Pacific Partnership missions to date have provided real world medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary services to more than 38,000 animals. Critical infrastructure development has been supported in host nations during more than 180 engineering projects. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Greg Badger/Released)

By HN Timothy Wright, Pharmacy, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) As a pharmacy technician serving in the U.S. Navy, I was given the opportunity to deploy on board USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in support of Pacific Partnership 2015. Pacific Partnership is a yearly humanitarian and disaster response preparedness mission conducted by U.S. and …

Read More »

Reflections on Vietnam

Lt. Jiem Paoli participates in a critical care nursing subject matter expert exchange at Da Nang Central Hospital during Pacific Partnership 2015. The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is currently in Vietnam for its fourth mission port of PP15. Pacific Partnership is in its 10th iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While training for crisis conditions, Pacific Partnership missions to date have provided real world medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary services to more than 38,000 animals. Critical infrastructure development has been supported in host nations during more than 180 engineering projects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Shawn Bryant/RELEASED)

By Capt. Chris Engdahl Mission Commander, Pacific Partnership 2015 Would it surprise you to know that Pacific Partnership 2015 just completed the sixth Pacific Partnership visit to Vietnam? What if I told you President Sang of Vietnam had visited President Obama to build upon the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership a few …

Read More »

Return to Bougainville/Arawa

ARAWA, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (July 3, 2015) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Stephanie Caicedo, a dental assistant from Jacksonville, Fla., holds a child’s hands during a tooth extraction at the Arawa Medical Clinic as part of Pacific Partnership 2015

By Flight Lieutenant Paul Summers Royal Australian Air Force I was in Bougainville fifteen years ago as part of the Peace Monitoring Group (PMG). So when I found out I was going to be here during the Pacific Partnership 2015 mission, I was very interested to see how things had …

Read More »

Pacific Partnership 2015’s “Weapon” System

By Capt. Christopher Engdahl Mission Commander, Pacific Partnership 2015 As a Destroyer Squadron Commodore conducting Carrier Strike Group operations I had a wide variety of powerful weapons available for both offensive and defensive use.  These weapons span the technological and lethal spectrum from complex surface-to-surface missiles, intelligent air dropped torpedoes, …

Read More »

Pacific Partnership by the Numbers: Fiji

From Pacific Partnership 2015 Public Affairs The Pacific Partnership 2015 team aboard the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) spent 13 days with the people of Fiji in Suva and Savusavu, training and exchanging ideas to strengthen humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness. Members of the U.S. Navy, Australian, New Zealand, Japanese and …

Read More »

Seabees are like Spam

By Lt. j.g. David Boyer U.S. Navy, Civil Engineer Corps, Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 Engineering Team Lead, Pacific Partnership 2015 Greetings from Pohnpei!  This island is truly a gem of the Pacific, with beautifully rugged terrain and a welcoming populace that is familiar with and appreciative of the U.S. military …

Read More »