USNS Mercy Continues PP15 in Rabaul, PNG

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy ship (T-AH 19) arrived in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, June 5 for the second half of its mission stop in the host nation for Pacific Partnership 2015.

While in Rabaul, PP15 personnel will work and train side-by-side with the community on civic service events, safety topics, medical and veterinarian care, as well as community outreach projects.

Also, the Pacific Partnership crew will work in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby and the host nation government to host two Women, Peace and Security events, including a Women in Leadership Symposium, to discuss topics including economic empowerment, networking, eliminating gender-based violence and mentoring women in leadership.

The Mercy crew was in Arawa through July 3, and will be in Rabaul through July 10.

Now in its tenth iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region.

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