1. American, Vietnamese Doctors Perform Innovative Surgery During PP12

    American and Vietnamese doctors performed a Pacific Partnership medical-first aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy July 14, during Pacific Partnership 2012's visit to Vinh, Vietnam.

  2. Acupuncturist Re-Visits His Ancient Craft

    A volunteer acupuncturist with Pacific Partnership 2012 dipped into the well of ancient knowledge to better understand his craft while working in Vinh, Vietnam, July 13.

    VINH, Vietnam (July 13, 2012) Aaron Cook, left, a University of California San Diego volunteer, and a local acupuncturist practice techniques in pulse reading during an acupuncture subject matter expert exchange at the Vinh City Hospital during Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen)
  3. Vandegrift, Sampson, Waesche Arrive in Singapore for CARAT

    The three ships arrived at Changi Naval Base July 15 and will participate in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2012.

    Crew members of USS Vandergrift (FFG 48) moor at Changi Naval Base in the vicinity of USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) and USS Sampson (DDG 102) July 15 in preparation for exercise CARAT Singapore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Gerardo Jimenez)
  4. VAQ-132 begins deployment aboard NAF Misawa

    Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 132 arrived in Misawa, Japan, July 14 for a six-month deployment in support of U.S. 7th Fleet.

    An Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 crew member directs an EA-18G Growler as it taxis down the Naval Air Facility Misawa ramp, July 14. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford)
  5. Pacific Partnership Physician Saves Man After Cardiac Arrest

    In Vietnam for Pacific Partnership, Lt. Cmdr. Marion Gregg's response to a Vietnamese woman's cries for help saved a man's life in Vinh, July 10.

    VINH, Vietnam (July 12, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Marion Gregg listens to the lungs of a Vietnamese woman at a medical civic action project site at Nguyen Thi Minh Khal Primary School during Pacific Partnership 2012. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  6. Cambodia Engineering Projects Breaking Ground For Pacific Partnership

    Navy Seabees and members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces broke ground at two separate locations for maternity wards scheduled to be completed July 18 as part of Pacific Partnership.

    Combined U.S. Navy and Royal Cambodian Army engineering members place the finishing touches on the grade beam, which provides stabilization for the forthcoming walls of the new Kampung Kreng Health Clinic maternity building in Cambodia, June 26. (U.S. Navy Photo by Equipment Operator 3rd Class (SCW) Bethany Spinney)
  7. George Washington Sailors Volunteer at Hong Kong Dog Rescue

    Nearly 20 USS George Washington and embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 Sailors donated their time working at the Hong Kong Dog Rescue center during a community service project in Hong Kong, July 12.

    HONG KONG (July 12, 2012) Quartermaster Seaman Morris Ng from Hong Kong, stationed aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73), lays a tile of slate in an enclosure at the Hong Kong Dog Rescue center during a community service project. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marcus D. Mince)
  8. Vietnam Welcomes a Fourth Pacific Partnership Mission

    Hospital ship USNS Mercy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's amphibious ship JS Oosumi (LST 4001) arrived in Vinh, Vietnam, July 10 to continue the Pacific Partnership 2012 mission.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), lead vessel for Pacific Partnership 2012, transits through the Pacific Ocean, May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen)
  9. George Washington Returns to Hong Kong

    Aircraft carrier USS George Washington, and ships of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, arrived in Hong Kong July 10 for a port visit.

    HONG KONG (July 10, 2012) Sailors man the rails as USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrives for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos)
  10. Pacific Partnership 2012 Welcomes New Participants

    Nearly halfway through the mission, another wave of participants from various countries and non-governmental organizations joined the team aboard USNS Mercy in Subic Bay, Philippines, July 7.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 8, 2012) Canadian Army Pvt. Jill Macdonald fills out arrival paperwork upon joining Pacific Partnership 2012 aboard USNS Mercy. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)