1. PP12 understands the importance of proper translation

    Dozens of Vietnamese translators, who come from a slew of different locations, are taking part in all aspects of the Pacific Partnership mission while in Vietnam.

  2. Great Green Fleet: USS Nimitz Receives Biofuel

    USS Nimitz took on more than 900,000 gallons of 50-50 biofuel in preparation for the Navy's Great Green Fleet demonstration, July 18.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) sails alongside Military Sealift Command’s fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) during a replenishment at sea. Nimitz onloaded biofuel in preparation for the Great Green Fleet demonstration during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Mayes)
  3. Chilean Sailor Represents Country During Pacific Partnership

    Chilean Navy First Lieutenant Ivan Paul arrived to support Pacific Partnership 2012, 17 July, and has the honor of being the only service member representing the nation of Chile during the mission.

  4. Multinational Team Of Engineers Build Foundation To Outlast Typhoons, Floods

    A joint, multinational team of engineers completed the foundation and addressed flooding issues at a Vietnamese medical clinic as part of Pacific Partnership 2012, July 14.

    VINH, Vietnam (July 14, 2012) Warrant Officer 2nd Class Zainudiw Sajat helps pour cement during an engineering civic action project at Hung Lam as part of Pacific Partnership 2012. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  5. Secretary Of The Navy Presents Awards To JMSDF Leaders

    The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus awarded medals to two Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force leaders, July 16, during a ceremony aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 16, 2012) Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, left, awards the Meritorious Service Medal to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Command Master Chief Takenori Shimoyuse, the fleet command master chief for the Self-Defense Fleet, aboard U.S 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during to an award ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Mel Orr)
  6. PP12 Helps Keep Vision Clear For The Future

    Service members and civilians worked together to provide eye exams and glasses to patients in Vinh, Vietnam, during a medical civic action project July 13, as part of Pacific Partnership 2012.

    VINH, Vietnam (July 13, 2012) U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Choate, center, watches a Vietnamese boy try on his new glasses at a medical civil action project (MEDCAP) in support of Pacific Partnership 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen)
  7. 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.

  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)