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  • 10 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific partnership staff and partner nation representatives met in Singapore, November 8-10, for a planning conference to finalize details for the upcoming mission, slated for the spring of 2017. In its 12th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. This year’s mission will […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Pacific Partnership 2018 missions in Indonesia and Palau kicked off on April 2 and April 4, respectively. In Indonesia, the multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) preparedness mission officially kicked off with a two-part opening ceremony ashore and aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). The Palau mission stop […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Participants of this year’s multinational exercise Pacific Partnership had an opportunity to respond to a simulated collision of a cruise ship and a tanker during an emergency response drill. Conducted in Da Nang, Vietnam, as part of the exercise, the activity was led by the Vietnam People’s Armed Forces and local emergency services, with visiting personnel […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s JS Kunisaki (LST 4003), carrying a multinational crew of U.S., Australian and Japanese personnel, arrived in Sihanoukville June 19 for Pacific Partnership 2014.   The Deputy Commander of Ream Naval Base in Preah Sihanouk province, Royal Cambodian Navy Rear Adm. Ros Veasna, and members of his staff welcomed the ship […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US-led humanitarian assistance and disaster relief readiness exercise Pacific Partnership 2018 arrived in Vietnam as personnel aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Nha Trang on May 17. This year’s Pacific Partnership mission in Nha Trang will be joined by personnel from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force embarked in JS Osumi […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2016 arrived in Timor-Leste June 8 for the sixth time in the past eleven years and the first mission stop for hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). While in Timor-Leste, Pacific Partnership personnel will work side-by-side with civilian leadership from the Dili community and Timor Leste Defense Forces in a disaster relief symposium, […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Representatives of the U.S. Navy and other Pacific Partnership nations gathered in Singapore February 22-26 for a planning conference in preparations for the 2016-mission. Now in its 11th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. This year’s mission will be led by Commander, […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Training & Education

    The people of the Solomon Islands and members of Pacific Partnership 2015 celebrated the completion of a successful two-week mission by the Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) July 24. Millinocket and embarked Task Forager provided medical, engineering, veterinary and dental support to Guadalcanal and Maliata citizens. The leadership of […]

  • 4 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The humanitarian assistance and disaster relief readiness exercise Pacific Partnership 2018 concluded June 2 as US Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Nha Trang, Vietnam. This mission in Nha Trang included personnel from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force embarked in JDS Osumi (LST 4001) and team members assigned to USNS Brunswick (T-EPF-6). “We are very […]

  • 6 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual disaster response preparedness exercise Pacific Partnership began March 4 as US Military Sealift Command (MSC) expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) got underway from Naval Base Guam to start the mission in Indo-Pacific. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual, multilateral disaster response preparedness mission conducted in the region. This year’s mission will be […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    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 Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Comfort returned to […]

  • 1 September 2016

    Pacific Partnership 2016, embarked aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), departed its final mission stop, Padang, Indonesia, Aug. 30. Personnel completed two weeks of humanitarian assistance disaster response collaboration and training, medical and engineering subject matter expert exchanges, cooperative health engagements and community relation events. This year marks the fifth time the mission has […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding mission stops in six countries, this years’s Pacific Partnership arrived in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility en route to Hawaii aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).  Pacific Partnership members are on a brief stop as the mission nears conclusion. Mercy departed Naval Base San Diego May 11 and served as the command platform […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    This year’s edition of the humanitarian assistance and disaster response exercise Pacific Partnership concluded after departing the final mission stop in Nha Trang, Vietnam, on May 29. This year marks the fourth consecutive year and the eighth time the mission has visited Vietnam in the past 11 years. The Nha Trang mission also featured sailors from […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet will join international forces in the 10th Pacific Partnership mission, scheduled to begin in early June. This annual maritime operation will help improve disaster response preparedness while enhancing relationships among all participants. Led by the U.S. Navy, the Pacific Partnership 2015 (PP15) team includes personnel and assets from Australia, France, Japan, […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S.-led humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission Pacific Partnership 2017 has arrived in Malaysia. Embarked aboard Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4), servicemen arrived in Port Klang on April 8. The arrival marks Malaysia’s 12th year as a participant in Pacific Partnership, as well as its second year as […]

  • 23 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Throughout the week of April 16-20, approximately 40 staff members from Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) have departed to report for Pacific Partnership 2012. Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12), the largest annual humanitarian and civic action (HCA) mission in the Asia-Pacific region, will begin May 1, and include engagements with the host nations of Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam […]

  • 13 July 2012

    Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious ship Oosumi (LST4001) arrived in Vinh, Vietnam, in Nghe An province to begin the humanitarian civic assistance mission known as Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12), July 10. Both vessels are carrying complements of military and civilian medical, dental, veterinary and engineering […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Service members and guests from Australia, New Zealand, Timor-Leste and the United States gathered at the Comoro Medical Center for a ceremony marking the end of the Pacific Partnership (PP14) 2014 in Dili, Timor-Leste, June 24.   In its ninth iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2014 in Cambodia came to a close June 27 with a ceremony held on the pier alongside the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003).   “It has been a privilege to be here in Cambodia,” said Rear Adm. Russell Allen, deputy commander of U.S. 7th Fleet. “This has been a […]

  • 15 August 2013

    Pacific Partnership 2013 concluded its final mission port, the Solomon Islands, Aug. 13.  U.S. Navy forces were joined by several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and regional partners that included Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and New Zealand with the goal of improving maritime security, conducting humanitarian assistance and strengthening disaster-response preparedness throughout […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Training & Education

      U.S. Pacific Fleet’s humanitarian and civic assistance (HCA) mission, known as Pacific Partnership, will deploy aboard U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) May 1, for a four-month deployment Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia. Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership has become the largest annual HCA mission in the Asia Pacific […]

  • 14 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The third medical civic action project (MEDCAP) conducted during Pacific Partnership 2012’s (PP12) visit to Indonesia came to a successful close June 10 on the island of Siau. The five-day Siau MEDCAP was one of seven medical projects the PP12 crew took part in during its 2-week stay in Indonesia, providing medical services for thousands […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After three months of operations, personnel from this year’s Pacific Partnership mission returned to Singapore USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) on May 31. Their return marked the conclusion of this year’s mission. Fall River departed Singapore on March 4 and served as the command platform for the Pacific Partnership 2017 mission. Pacific Partnership is the largest […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership service members from New Zealand, the U.S. and Australia supported a Da Nang border guard-led Search and Rescue Field Training Exercise (SAR FTX) July 26 that began on the Han River and concluded aboard Vietnam people’s navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa and USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). The FTX was the result of several […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2016 (PP16) kicked off in Da Nang, Vietnam on July 15, for the third consecutive year, with the arrival of the U.S. hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the Japanese Navy ship JSDS Shimokita (LST-4002). This year, the Vietnam People’s Navy ship Khanh Hoa is also participating. This is the seventh time in […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 2016 edition of the largest annual multilateral disaster relief preparedness mission Pacific Partnership concluded in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. The mission was led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23, embarked aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Approximately 1,200 military and civilian personnel from Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, the United Kingdom […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After visiting Sri Lanka and Malaysia, the U.S.-led mission Pacific Partnership 2017 arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, on May 8. Pacific Partnership is an annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. This year, the mission is stationed aboard the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) which in March, 2017, became the […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2016 arrived in Palau, August 4, aboard JS Shimokita (LST 4002), making this the second year Pacific Partnership has visited Palau since the mission began in 2006. While Shimokita is in Palau, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the rest of the Pacific Partnership 2016 team are making mission stops in Malaysia and Indonesia. The […]