USNS Mercy Farewells Roxas City, Philippines

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The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Roxas City, Philippines, Aug. 2 after completing a 16-day mission stop for Pacific Partnership 2015.

During the first stop of the Philippines mission, U.S., partner nation, and host nation service members and non-governmental organizations conducted subject matter expert exchanges, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief symposiums, engineering projects, veterinary events and provided direct medical care in the Capiz Province.

The mission in Roxas City saw an increase in the number of partner nations involved in the mission, with Japan, Korea and Malaysia joining the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

Mercy will continue to its next mission stop in Subic Bay, Philippines, and then proceed to Vietnam.

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