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USNS MERCY IN SUBIC FOR 2ND PHASE OF PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015

Subic Bay Freeport, Ph – The US Hospital Ship USNS Mercy ushers in the second phase of Pacific Partnership 2015 with its arrival here today.

US Naval personnel man the rails of the US Naval Hospital Ship USNS Mercy as the vessel approaches the docks of Subic Bay in this July 2012 photo. (SubicBayNews file photo by Vic V. Vizcocho, Jr. aboard the USNS Mercy)

Its personnel will work and train side-by-side with the community on civic service events, women’s peace and security forums, disaster preparedness and relief efforts, and medical, dental, and veterinary subject matter exchanges.

Multilateral training that will be conducted during Pacific Partnership 2015 ensures Philippine, U.S. forces, and other partner nation and nongovernmental organization participants are capable of integrating effectively to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions.

USNS Mercy completed 15 days of operations in the province of Capiz that included a four-day disaster preparedness symposium, search and rescue exercises, helicopter operations, and vehicle extrication training.

Additionally, a multi-national team of military and civilian medical professionals provided surgical procedures and various other treatments to citizens from Roxas City and the surrounding areas.

The US Naval Hospital Ship USNS Mercy while docked at Alava Pier, Subic Bay in this July 2012 SubicBayNews file photo.

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