U.S. Pacific Command

 

Philippine Elementary School Rebuilt during Pacific Partnership

BASIAO, Philippines (August 1, 2015) - Pacific Partnership (PP) 2015 Mission Commander Capt. Chris Engdahl sits with members of the official party at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Basiao Elementary School. A team of U.S. Navy Seabees and U.S. Air Force RED HORSE engineers from the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), rebuilt parts of the school that had been damaged in Hurricane Yolanda. Mercy is in the Philippines for its third mission port of PP 2015. Pacific Partnership is in its 10th iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While training for crisis conditions, PP missions to date have provided real world medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary services to more than 38,000 animals. Critical infrastructure development has been supported in host nations during more than 180 engineering projects. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Trevor Andersen/Released)

Philippine Maritime Cadets Tour USNS Mercy During Pacific Partnership

ROXAS CITY, Philippines (July 31, 2015) - Military Sealift Command Chief Mate Craig Gallagher, from Birmingham, Ala., explains navigation instruments aboard the pilothouse of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) to maritime cadets and staff from Colegia De La Purisima Concepcion during a tour as part of Pacific Partnership 2015. The cadets received briefings about the ship's forecastle, bridge and engine rooms. Pacific Partnership is in its 10th iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While training for crisis conditions, Pacific Partnership missions to date have provided real world medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary services to more than 38,000 animals. Additionally, the mission has provided critical infrastructure development to host nations through more than 180 engineering projects. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Valerie Eppler/Released)

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