Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | July 27, 2022

Pacific Partnership Concludes in Palau

By Lt.j.g. Molly Sanders Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific

KOROR, PALAU -- The Palau phase of Pacific Partnership concluded in Koror, Palau, on July 23.

In Palau, the Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22) team included representatives from the host nation, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

During the mission stop, the PP22 team conducted more than 100 total medical engagements including more than 50 dental events and five patient surgeries, 71 animals seen for surgical and medical care, two humanitarian assistance and disaster relief workshops with 120 personnel trained, three band concerts with more than 600 attendees, and a search and rescue exercise conducted between four participating nations.

“The USNS Mercy is strengthening relationship between our countries. We greatly appreciate their presence here in Palau to further the capabilities of our local medical practitioners,” said Palau President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr.

Participants said the coordination between partner nations during PP22 enhanced understanding and cooperation, as well as prepared those involved to respond in case of a natural disaster or humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Pacific Partnership contributes to regional stability and security through exchanges that foster enduring partnerships, trust, and interoperability between nations.

“It has been our honor to bring Pacific Partnership to Palau,” said Capt. Hank Kim, PP22 mission commander.

“We worked together to share knowledge and provide care that will instill bonds lasting long after PP22 departs Koror.”

This year’s mission has included stops in Vietnam and Palau and an engineering engagement in Fiji. The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) serves as the PP22 mission platform.

Now in its 17th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.

For more information about Pacific Partnership and USNS Mercy, visit www.facebook.com/USNSMERCY, www.facebook.com/pacificpartnership, or https://www.msc.usff.navy.mil/ships/mercy/.

CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
326,076
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
Five Partner Nations’ Naval Cooperation and Guidance Officers Collaborate at RIMPAC 2022
Royal Australian Navy Commodore Paul O’ Grady, commander, Combined Force Maritime Component, attends a Navy Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) brief during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, July 25. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, three submarines, and more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
July 27, 2022 - PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- Australian, Dutch, French, German and U.S. Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) officers embedded with shipping coordination teams in order to advise on navigation of contested waters...

USS Higgins Makes Port Call to Brunei
L-R) USS Higgins Command Master Chief Alan Benavidez, Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission of Japan Mr. Suda Atsushi, High Commissioner of Singapore to Brunei Mr Heng Aik Yeow, USS Higgins Commanding Officer Commander Joseph McGettigan, U.S. Ambassador Caryn McClelland, British High Commissioner to Brunei.
July 27, 2022 - U.S. Embassy in Brunei Darussalam -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) welcomed the U.S. Ambassador and other foreign dignitaries to Brunei onboard today. The U.S. Navy ship is berthed at...

USS Ronald Reagan Departs Singapore
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro meets with Sailors in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). During Del Toro’s visit, he held a press conference and addressed the crew over the ships 1MC. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region.
July 27, 2022 - CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore -- The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departed Changi Naval Base, Singapore, July 26, concluding a port visit to the country.Ronald Reagan arrived in...

Yokota Airmen Visit Japan's Komaki Air Base
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 36th Airlift Squadron board a Japan Air Self-Defense Force C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 401st Tactical Airlift Squadron at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Komaki Air Base, Japan, July 20, 2022. Yokota Airmen and JASDF Airmen toured each other’s aircraft to learn the similarities and differences in how they function and to exchange knowledge and expertise about joint force tactical airlift operations.
July 27, 2022 - YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Airmen from Yokota Air Base’s 36th Airlift Squadron flew to Komaki Air Base in Japan to visit their Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JADSF) counterparts at the 401st Tactical Airlift Squadron (TAS)...

U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18s Help Sink Decommissioned Ex USS Denver
An F/A-18, Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232, Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, fired upon the decommissioned ex-USS Denver (LPD9) July 22, during a sinking exercise (SINKEX) to gain proficiency in tactics, targeting, and live-firing against a surface target at sea. SINKEX vessels are put through a certified cleaning process, including removing all environmentally harmful material including trash, floatable material, mercury, fluorocarbon and petroleum. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, three submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
July 27, 2022 - PACIFIC OCEAN -- F/A-18 Hornets from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 (VMFA-232), Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7 (MAGTF-7) used Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs) against a ship, the ex USS Denver (LPD 9), during a...