Pacific Partnership 2017 reaches Vietnam

US Navy file photo of USNS Fall River

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 first US Navy ship to visit Myanmar since World War II.

The Da Nang mission stop marks the fourth consecutive year and the eighth time in eleven years that Pacific Partnership missions have occurred in Vietnam’s provinces and cities.

Personnel from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan are participating in this year’s events in Da Nang.

While in Vietnam, Pacific Partnership personnel will work side-by-side with Vietnamese civilian medical officers, pay a courtesy call to leaders of the Da Nang People’s Committee, participate in civil engineering projects, and exchange expertise with military medical staff, as well as participate in community projects.

Pacific Partnership will continue onto Khanh Hoa following its stop in Da Nang.

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