Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen pose for a group photo during the PP18 opening ceremony.
NHA TRANG, Vietnam (May 17, 2018) Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen currently assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) pose for a group photo during a press conference after the PP18 opening ceremony. Mercy is currently deployed 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-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-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)180517-N-QV906-134 Join the conversation: http://www.navy.mil/viewGallery.asp http://www.facebook.com/USNavy http://www.twitter.com/USNavy http://navylive.dodlive.mil http://pinterest.com https://plus.google.com