Pacific Partnership 2019 concludes after 7-nation mission

May 28, 2019 – Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) participants embarked aboard USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrived in Singapore May 28, marking the conclusion of the 14th iteration. This was the first year to feature two expeditionary fast transport ships. Fall River and USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) served as the platforms for this year’s mission. Teams attached to the ships made stops in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, and Thailand. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual, multilateral disaster response…

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USNS Fall River Arrives in Thailand for PP19’s Final Mission Stop

May 18, 2019 – USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4), a Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship, arrived in Sattahip, Thailand for the final mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2019, May 18. Pacific Partnership has evolved over the years from emphasis on direct care to an operation focused on enhancing partnerships through host nation subject matter expert and civil-military exchanges. “Our collaboration will benefit the people in the Indo-Pacific Region,” said Royal Thai Armed Forces Lt. Col. Sasipandh Hiranwong, a planner for the mission stop in Thailand. “We hope that…

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Pacific Partnership Multinational Team Arrives in Micronesia

April 1, 2019 – The multinational crew aboard Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrived in the Lower Mortlock Islands March 31 to support local communities’ recovery from the aftermath of Typhoon Wutip as part of the Pacific Partnership 2019 mission to the islands. The Pacific Partnership team, which recently departed the Marshall Islands, expanded the mission with activities in the outlying islands, providing support to the people of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in close coordination with local authorities, the U.S. Embassy and…

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USNS Fall River Arrives in Kuching for Pacific Partnership

March 28, 2019 – USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4), a Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship, arrived in Kuching, Malaysia as part of Pacific Partnership 2019, March 27. Malaysia has participated each year since Pacific Partnership began in response to the December 2004 tsunami that devastated parts of South and Southeast Asia. The mission has evolved over the years from emphasis on direct care to an operation focused on enhancing partnerships through host nation subject matter expert and civil-military exchanges. “A lot of hard work has gone into the…

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14th Pacific Partnership Mission Prepares to Enhance Disaster Response Cooperation

March 5, 2019 – The U.S. Navy will join allied and partner nation forces for the 14th Pacific Partnership mission, scheduled to begin March 4. This annual maritime operation will help improve disaster response preparedness, resiliency and capacity while enhancing partnerships with participating nations and civilian humanitarian organizations throughout the Indo-Pacific. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual, multilateral disaster response preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. This year’s mission will be led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron 1, embarked in the expeditionary fast transport ships USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) and USNS…

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14th Pacific Partnership mission to enhance disaster response cooperation, ties

March 4, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has joined allied and partner nation forces for the 14th Pacific Partnership mission, beginning, March 4. This annual maritime operation will help improve disaster response preparedness, resiliency and capacity while enhancing partnerships with participating nations and civilian humanitarian organizations throughout the Indo-Pacific. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual, multilateral disaster response preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. This year’s mission will be led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron 1, embarked in the expeditionary fast transport ships USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) and USNS Fall River…

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