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Pacific Partnership 2023 Concludes First Stop in Vietnam

19 August 2023

From Courtesy, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific

PHU YEN, Vietnam – Pacific Partnership has closed out its mission stop in Tuy Hoa, Phú Yên Province, Vietnam, August 18, at a closing ceremony hosted by leadership of the province.
Representatives from Pacific Partnership 2023 leadership, U.S. Consulate of Vietnam and Vietnamese government pose for a group photo during the Pacific Partnership 2023 closing ceremony. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.
TUY HOA, Vietnam (Aug. 18, 2023) – Representatives from Pacific Partnership 2023 leadership, U.S. Consulate of Vietnam and Vietnamese government pose for a group photo during the Pacific Partnership 2023 closing ceremony. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership 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 2nd Class Megan Alexander)
Representatives from Pacific Partnership 2023 leadership, U.S. Consulate of Vietnam and Vietnamese government pose for a group photo during the Pacific Partnership 2023 closing ceremony. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.
Pacific Partnership 2023 Concludes First Stop in Vietnam
TUY HOA, Vietnam (Aug. 18, 2023) – Representatives from Pacific Partnership 2023 leadership, U.S. Consulate of Vietnam and Vietnamese government pose for a group photo during the Pacific Partnership 2023 closing ceremony. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership 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 2nd Class Megan Alexander)
Photo By: Megan Alexander
VIRIN: 230818-N-YN807-1070

 
In attendance at the ceremony included Mr. Dao My, Vice Chairman of Phú Yên Provincial People’s Committee; Mr. Marc E. Knapper, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam; and U.S. Navy Capt. Claudine Caluori, Pacific Partnership 2023 mission commander.

Having returned to Vietnam for the 12th time, Pacific Partnership enables participants, including U.S. and Vietnamese personnel, to work together to enhance disaster response capabilities and foster new and enduring friendships. Pacific Partnership 2023 is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.

“Pacific Partnership is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to security cooperation and people-to-people ties,” said Ambassador Knapper. “This was demonstrated across Phú Yên over the last two weeks by the engineers, medical professionals, and subject matter experts who have worked closely with their Vietnamese counterparts to connect with the people of Phú Yên and help improve their lives."

Lt. Jackson Welch, Pacific Partnership 2023 legal officer, poses for a photo with students from the Luong Van Chanh School before a concert featuring the Pacific Partnership 2023 Band and students from the school, Aug. 14. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.
TUY HOA, Vietnam (Aug. 14, 2023) – Lt. Jackson Welch, Pacific Partnership 2023 legal officer, poses for a photo with students from the Luong Van Chanh School before a concert featuring the Pacific Partnership 2023 Band and students from the school, Aug. 14. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership 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 Kegan E. Kay)
Lt. Jackson Welch, Pacific Partnership 2023 legal officer, poses for a photo with students from the Luong Van Chanh School before a concert featuring the Pacific Partnership 2023 Band and students from the school, Aug. 14. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.
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TUY HOA, Vietnam (Aug. 14, 2023) – Lt. Jackson Welch, Pacific Partnership 2023 legal officer, poses for a photo with students from the Luong Van Chanh School before a concert featuring the Pacific Partnership 2023 Band and students from the school, Aug. 14. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership 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 Kegan E. Kay)
Photo By: Kegan E. Kay
VIRIN: 230814-N-OX321-2043


While in Phu Yen, Pacific Partnership 2023 completed: 120 subject matter expert exchanges in the areas of public health and preventive medicine at community health engagements, 11 dental events, serving more than 500 patients, 93 surgeries, five of which were pediatric, 64 people received nutritional counseling. We trained 70 personnel over two days of basic life support events and 55 personnel in advanced life support. The culmination of all of the medical training was exemplified in a mass casualty training exercise. Over 100 Pacific Partnership and Vietnamese personnel worked side by side at Phu Yen General Hospital triaging patients from simulated disasters.

Pacific Partnership 2023 dental team, host a pediatric dental clinic at Benh Vien San Nhi Phu Yen during Pacific Partnership 2023. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.
TUY HOA, Vietnam (Aug. 16, 2023) – Pacific Partnership 2023 dental team, host a pediatric dental clinic at Benh Vien San Nhi Phu Yen during Pacific Partnership 2023. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan)
Pacific Partnership 2023 dental team, host a pediatric dental clinic at Benh Vien San Nhi Phu Yen during Pacific Partnership 2023. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.
Pacific Partnership 2023 Hosts Pediatric Dental Clinic
TUY HOA, Vietnam (Aug. 16, 2023) – Pacific Partnership 2023 dental team, host a pediatric dental clinic at Benh Vien San Nhi Phu Yen during Pacific Partnership 2023. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan)
Photo By: Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Chan
VIRIN: 230817-N-KK081-1156


The Pacific Partnership team also provided focused support to address critical infrastructure concerns. The Naval Construction Battalion built a new three-room building housing three classrooms, renovated two classrooms and upgraded bathroom facilities.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Evan Soares, with the 7th Engineering Support Battalion, hammers in a frame support at the Hoa Dinh Tay Primary School, a Pacific Partnership 2023 renovation site, Aug. 11. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.
HOA DINH TAY, Vietnam (Aug. 11, 2023) – U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Evan Soares, with the 7th Engineering Support Battalion, hammers in a frame support at the Hoa Dinh Tay Primary School, a Pacific Partnership 2023 renovation site, Aug. 11. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership 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 Kegan E. Kay)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Evan Soares, with the 7th Engineering Support Battalion, hammers in a frame support at the Hoa Dinh Tay Primary School, a Pacific Partnership 2023 renovation site, Aug. 11. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.
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HOA DINH TAY, Vietnam (Aug. 11, 2023) – U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Evan Soares, with the 7th Engineering Support Battalion, hammers in a frame support at the Hoa Dinh Tay Primary School, a Pacific Partnership 2023 renovation site, Aug. 11. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership 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 Kegan E. Kay)
Photo By: Kegan E. Kay
VIRIN: 230811-N-OX321-1059


“The numbers of all that was completed during Pacific Partnership 2023’s week and a half mission stop in Tuy Hoa embodies the mission’s values,” said Caluori. “I would like to thank the Vietnam government for welcoming my team, and we look forward to seeing Vietnam’s relationship with this mission prosper for years to come.”

The mission team of Pacific Partnership 2023, will conduct mission stops throughout Southeast Asia and the South Pacific Islands.

Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Each year, the mission team works collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase security and stability in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships in the Indo-Pacific.

For more information about Pacific Partnership  visit www.facebook.com/pacificpartnership, www.instagram.com/pacific_partnership/ or https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/C-LGWP. Pacific Partnership public affairs can be reached via email at publicaffairs.pp23@gmail.com.
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