Pacific Partnership 2022 Officially Launched in Phú Yên

Việt Nam remains an important part of the Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22), said US Consul General in HCM City Marie C. Damour at the PP22 launching ceremony in Tuy Hoà City, the south-central coast province of Phú Yên on Monday night. The event was also attended by British Ambassador to Việt Nam Gareth Ward and Australian Consul General in HCM…

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International Partners Team Up for Pacific Partnership 2022

U.S. Navy, Royal Navy and Australian Defence Force military members are embarked aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) as part of the of Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22) mission team. Now in its 17th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Captain Charles Maynard, Royal…

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Mercy departs San Diego for Dynamic Interface exercise

April 14, 2021 – Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and its embarked Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) departed San Diego for a Dynamic Interface (DI) exercise Apr. 13. The main purpose of DI is to evaluate the ship’s aviation facilities for compatibility with variants of the V-22 Osprey and MH-60 Seahawk. Mercy returned to San Diego from…

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USNS Mercy Departs Los Angeles

May 15, 2020 – USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Los Angeles after supporting the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 response operations to the greater Los Angeles area during the coronavirus pandemic, May 15. “We came to Los Angeles to be the relief valve for local hospitals in the fight against COVID-19,” said Capt. John Rotruck, commanding officer of the Medical Treatment…

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Hospital ship USNS Mercy departs San Diego

March 23, 2020 – USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Naval Base San Diego, March 23, and is now underway to Los Angeles in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. “This global crisis demands whole of government response, and we are ready to support,” said Capt. John Rotruck, Mercy’s Military Treatment Facility (MTF) commanding officer. “Mercy brings a team of…

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Hospital Ships, Other DOD Assets Prepare for Coronavirus Response

March 18, 2020 – Two Navy hospital ships will be part of the Defense Department’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said. The USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy are being prepared for deployment “as needed to assist potentially overwhelmed communities with acute patient care,” Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the defense secretary for public affairs, said during…

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