USNS Brunswick begins Pacific Partnership mission

Sailors participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) departed Guam aboard Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) March 19, bound for the mission’s first stop in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. PP18’s objective is to enhance regional coordination in areas such as medical readiness and preparedness for man-made and natural disasters. “Pacific Partnership provides opportunities to better prepare and respond to a…

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Building relations in the Indo-Pacific

HMAS Parramatta has conducted the first of many of her international engagements in support of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, an Australian Defence Force deployment to the region. During the deployment, elements of the Joint Task Group will participate in bilateral and multilateral engagements across the region, to promote security and stability and Australia’s commitment to making effective contributions to humanitarian operations. Parramatta was in the Federated States of Micronesia and Commanding Officer, Commander Simon Howard hosted a luncheon for a number of officials and local dignitaries, including the Lieutenant Governor of the…

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