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 conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
During the ceremony, PP14 leaders and local government officials spoke about the variety of engineering and community projects, dental care, training engagements as well as the cooperation that transpired during the two-week mission.
This year, Pacific Partnership features simultaneous seaborne and airborne phases with the airborne phase focused on the nations of Indonesia and Timor-Leste. The seaborne phase is a Japanese-led mission and is scheduled to visit Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Press Release, June 25, 2014; Image: US Navy