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Pacific Partnership 2023 Arrives in Malaysia

06 September 2023

From Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific

KUANTAN, Malaysia - Pacific Partnership 2023 has arrived in Kuantan, Malaysia to conduct the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific, Sept. 6.

Pacific Partnership 2023 and Malaysian Armed Forces leadership pose for a photo.
KUANTAN, Malaysia (Sept. 6. 2023) Pacific Partnership 2023 and Malaysian Armed Forces leadership pose for a photo during the Pacific Partnership 2023 Malaysia opening ceremony, Sept. 6, 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Alexander)
Pacific Partnership 2023 and Malaysian Armed Forces leadership pose for a photo.
PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2023 ARRIVES IN MALAYSIA
KUANTAN, Malaysia (Sept. 6. 2023) Pacific Partnership 2023 and Malaysian Armed Forces leadership pose for a photo during the Pacific Partnership 2023 Malaysia opening ceremony, Sept. 6, 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Alexander)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Alexander
VIRIN: 230906-N-YN807-1090


Returning to Malaysia since 2019’s visit to Kuching, Sarawak, Pacific Partnership enables participants to work together to enhance disaster response capabilities and foster new and enduring friendships in Malaysia.

At the invitation of Malaysia, Pacific Partnership’s mission is to conduct tailored humanitarian and civic preparedness activities in areas such as engineering, disaster response, public health, and Malaysian outreach events. This year’s mission, featuring nearly 1500 personnel, was a joint effort on behalf of Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

“Pacific Partnership‘s mission exemplifies the true spirit of the word partnership", said Royal Navy Captain Joseph Dransfield, deputy mission commander. “As we start our mission here in Malaysia, we are excited at the prospect of the great things our multi-national teams can achieve while working side-by-side with our Malaysian counterparts."

While in Kuantan, Pacific Partnership 2023 will provide tailored medical care focusing on subject-matter exchanges and community education; constructing and reconstruction of multiple schoolhouses and knowledge exchanges with exercises covering disaster response and humanitarian assistance. Additionally, the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band will perform in a variety of community engagements.

“Pacific Partnership expands the collective capacity to respond to disasters and other humanitarian situations that can have regional and global impacts,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Claudine Caluori, mission commander. “Our mission in Malaysia ultimately benefits the security and prosperity for all Indo-Pacific nations, including the United States.”

Pacific Partnership 2023 and Malaysian Armed Forces leadership pose for a photo.
KUANTAN, Malaysia (Sept. 6. 2023) Capt. Claudine Caluori, Pacific Partnership 2023 mission commander, delivers remarks at the Pacific Partnership 2023 Malaysia opening ceremony, Sept. 6, 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Alexander)
Pacific Partnership 2023 and Malaysian Armed Forces leadership pose for a photo.
PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2023 ARRIVES IN MALAYSIA
KUANTAN, Malaysia (Sept. 6. 2023) Capt. Claudine Caluori, Pacific Partnership 2023 mission commander, delivers remarks at the Pacific Partnership 2023 Malaysia opening ceremony, Sept. 6, 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Alexander)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Alexander
VIRIN: 230906-N-YN807-1052


As part of PP23, the mission team will conduct missions throughout Southeast Asia and the South Pacific Islands.

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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