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By the Numbers: Pacific Partnership and Continuing Promise

ROSEAU, Dominica (Aug. 3, 2015) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is moored pierside in Roseau, Dominica during Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Larry Baruwa/Released)

Military Sealift Command hospital ships USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) recently returned to their homeports. Mercy returned to Naval Base San Diego Sept. 27, after a nearly five-month deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2015. The mission provided humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness in the …

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Finding the True Meaning of Pacific Partnership

SUVA, Fiji (June 10, 2015) Students from the Fiji Maritime Academy take a photo with Capt. Christopher Engdahl, mission commander of Pacific Partnership 2015 during a community outreach project. Engdahl visited with students and teachers from the school and took a tour of the campus. The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is currently in Suva, Fiji for its first mission port of PP15.

By Capt. Christopher Engdahl Mission Commander Pacific Partnership 2015 As the sun sets on Pacific Partnership 2015 and my time as the Mission Commander comes to a close I felt my final mission blog could go in one of two different directions. I could go with the standard model and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Reflections on Papua New Guinea

Deputy Mission Commander for Pacific Partnership 2015, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN inspects a Bougainville Copra warehouse. Pacific Partnership is an annual US sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance mission aimed at strengthening international relationships with partner and host nations in the Asia-Pacific region. The Australian Defence Force is participating alongside regional military partners from the United States, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Canada, Fiji, Timor Leste and Singapore. Through Pacific Partnership, Australia is enhancing our ability to improve military and civilian coordination among nations and organisations that share a common interest in maintaining a stable and secure Asia-Pacific.

By Capt. Brian Delamont, Royal Australian Navy Pacific Partnership 2015, Deputy Mission Commander Our Pacific Partnership schedule of events is based on requests by the host nations, and Arawa, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea was assessed as having the greatest need due to a generation of conflict …

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Why the Fourth of July Holds Special Meaning for Me

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Harrison Mwanzi Pacific Partnership How would you react if you found out you won a 500 million dollar lotto jackpot? Especially if you and your family you had been living on less than a dollar a day? That is how I felt when I realized …

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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 …

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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 …

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