The crew of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) wrapped up their 10-day visit in Da Nang, Vietnam on August 28, completing the ship’s last mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2015.
One of the highlights of the mission in Vietnam was a restorative medicine summit, where U.S. Navy and Vietnamese military surgeons shared their experiences and insights with each other on a wide range of medical topics.
The Pacific Partnership mission culminated in a coastal medicine disaster drill, where Mercy medical personnel worked alongside Vietnamese doctors, nurses and emergency response personnel to demonstrate their ability to work together to transport and treat the injured during a disaster.
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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