1. Seabees Renovate Schools in the Federated States of Micronesia

    Pacific Partnership celebrated the completion of two school renovations during ribbon cutting ceremonies July 3 in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

    Pacific Partnership leadership and local Federated States of Micronesia government officials cut a ribbon officially reopening up Lukop Elementary School after completing a renovation project July 3.
  2. Expeditionary Strike Group 7 Begins Talisman Sabre

    Expeditionary Strike Group 7 is underway off Australia's coast with Sailors, Marines and embarked Australian personnel preparing for high-level amphibious training over the next two weeks.

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group moves in formation off the coast of western Australia, July 3. (U.S. Navy/Capt. George Doyon)
  3. USS Higgins Departs on Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Naval Base San Diego July 6 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East.

    USS Higgins (DDG 76) departs San Diego, July 6. (U.S. Navy/Melissa K. Russell)
  4. Nurse Midwife Saves Baby’s Life After Attending PP15 Course

    A Pohnpei nurse midwife credits the “Helping Babies Breathe” course taught during Pacific Partnership with helping her save a baby’s life June 29, just hours after attending the two-day event.

    Royal Australian Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alison Zilko instructs local students at the College of Micronesia-Federated States of Micronesia, June 29. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. James Gulliver)
  5. USNS Mercy Transitions to Rabaul in Papua New Guinea Mission

    The hospital ship arrived in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, July 5 for the second half of its mission stop in the host nation for Pacific Partnership 2015.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits at anchorage in Simpson Harbor off the coast of Rabual during Pacific Partnership. (U.S. AIr Force/Senior Airman Peter Reft)
  6. Micronesia Veterans Honored in Wreath Laying Ceremony

    Pacific Partnership and the government of the Federated States of Micronesia hosted a wreath laying ceremony July 1 at the Fallen Hero’s Memorial at Pohnpei State Airport.

    Capt. James Meyer, left, deputy commander of Pacific Partnership 2015; Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Federated States of Micronesia Samson Pretrick; U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia Doria Rosen; and and Capt. Erich Diehl, commander of Navy Expeditionary Force Command Pacific, 7th Fleet, observe a moment of silence during a wreath laying ceremony July 1. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. James Gulliver)
  7. MCPON Engages Sailors and Families in Hawaii

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens visited Oahu, Hawaii, June 30-July 1, meeting Sailors, their families and leadership around the island.

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens speak with Sailors during an all hands call at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Martin L. Carey)
  8. Patients Returned After Receiving Critical Care on USNS Mercy

    The hospital ship returned six patients ashore in Papual New Guniea July 1, after a ship’s helicopter rescue team retrieved them the previous day from a small land mass off the coast of Carteret Island.

    Medical personnel calm an infant, among six people recovered by helicopter June 30, in the casualty reception area of USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Valerie Eppler)
  9. USS Lassen to Experience Philippine Culture

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Subic Bay for a port visit, July 1.

    USS Lassen (DDG 82) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Declan Barnes)
  10. Mercy Transports Six Injured to Ship for Critical Care

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sent a helicopter on a critical care patient transport mission June 30 to retrieve six injured people, including an 18-month old infant, from a small island off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

    Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Matthew Hawkins, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, assists an infant aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Valerie Eppler)

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