Pacific Partnership 2016 Arrives in Indonesia
August 19, 2016
Australian and New Zealand service members stand in formation to honor the wreckage of modified Leander-class light cruiser HMAS Perth (D29) and Northampton-class cruiser USS Houston (CA 30) as hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) passes, Aug. 17, 2016.  Both ships sank March 1, 1942, during the World War II Battle of Sunda Strait. Mercy is sailing to the final mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2016 in Padang, Indonesia. Upon arrival, partner nations will work side-by-side with local military and non-government organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events, subject matter expert exchanges and a SAR exercise to better prepare for a natural disaster or crisis.

Bonhomme Richard Visits White Beach, Embarks Marines
August 18, 2016
Navy sailors conduct flight operations with MH-60S Sea Hawks assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea, Aug. 12, 2016. The Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax

Indo-Asia-Pacific TASW Commanders Hold Change of Command
August 17, 2016
FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 17, 2016) Rear Adm. William R. Merz shakes hands with Rear Adm. Richard A. Correll during a change their command ceremony. Correll relieved Merz as the 45th commander of Submarine Group 7. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds)

Crew of MV-OCEAN GLORY Rescues Distressed Fisherman
August 17, 2016

Pacific Partnership 2016 Completes Palau Mission
August 16, 2016
(July 21, 2016) Cmdr. John Cason (Left), an optomologist, and Capt. Sayjel Patel, an optomologist, both assigned to hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and local Vietnamese optomologists perform eye surgery on a Vietnamese man aboard Mercy. Pacific Partnership and local Vietnamese doctors worked side-by-side during four different surgeries exchanging best practices, ideas and methods of treatment. Mercy is joined in Da Nang by JS Shimokita (LST-4002) and Vietnam People's Navy ship Khánh Hóa for Pacific Partnership. Partner nations are working side-by-side with organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events and subject matter expert exchanges to better prepare for natural disaster or crisis.

Army Mariners Sail for Japan in Support of Pacific Pathways
August 16, 2016
Army mariners set sail for Japan in support of Pacific Pathways.

U.S., Chinese Navies Practice Search and Rescue, Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea Exercise
August 16, 2016
Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) man the rails before the ship breaks away from the People's Liberation Army (Navy) Jiangkai II class frigate Daqing (FFG 576) during a Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea exercise, Aug. 12, 2016. Benfold is currently underway in the the Western Pacific  in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

San Francisco visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment
August 15, 2016

USS Stethem visits Sydney to Promote Green Energy Initiatives
August 15, 2016
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrives in Sydney, Australia to promote green energy initiatives in support of the Great Green Fleet, Aug. 14, 2016. The mission of the Great Green Fleet is to demonstrate how energy efficient systems and procedures, and the use of alternative energy contribute to combat capability, resiliency and flexibility in the operational environment.

Pacific Partnership 2016 Completes Malaysia Mission
August 15, 2016
Lt. Cmdr. Justin Campbell, from Thomasville, Alabama, a research psychologist assigned to hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19),  addresses participants of a Pacific Partnership 2016 operational medicine symposium, Aug 11, 2016.   During the symposium, Malaysian Army service members and Pacific Partnership 2016 personnel discussed mental health issues related to combat deployment, cardiology topics relative to operational platforms within diving, and Malaysian Armed Forces experiences with rapid medical response. This is the first time Mercy and Pacific Partnership have visited Malaysia. During the mission stop partner nations are working side-by-side with local military and civilian organizations in a search and rescue exercise, civil engineering projects, community relation events and subject matter expert exchanges.


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