February 23, 2018 - Military Sealift Command
hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Naval Base San Diego
in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). PP18’s mission is
to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance
regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities,
increase stability and security in the region, and foster new
and enduring friendships across the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region.
Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest
annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief
preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific (U.S.
Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L.
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