The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations June 4 in support of Pacific Partnership 2015.
Mercy, from Naval Base San Diego, California, is currently serving as the primary platform for Pacific Partnership 2015. The secondary platform for the mission is the Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3).
Mercy will visit Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Vietnam and will conduct medical health exchanges, engineering engagements, civil military assistance, and community relations events in coordination with partner and host nations.
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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