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Pacific Partnership 2023 Arrives in Samoa

13 September 2023

From Ens. Madison Kwok, Pacific Partnership 23 Public Affairs

APIA, Samoa - USS Jackson (LCS 6) has arrived in Apia, Samoa in support of Pacific Partnership, the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Pacific, Sept. 13.

Pacific Partnership 2023 enables participants to work together to enhance disaster response capabilities and foster new and enduring friendships in Samoa.

The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa, for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 13.
APIA, Samoa (Sept. 13, 2023) The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa, for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 13. 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 Deirdre Marsac)
The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa, for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 13.
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APIA, Samoa (Sept. 13, 2023) The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa, for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 13. 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 Deirdre Marsac)
Photo By: -Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deirdre Marsac
VIRIN: 230913-N-DK867-4026


In collaboration with Samoa, Pacific Partnership’s mission is to conduct tailored humanitarian and civic preparedness activities in areas such as engineering, disaster response, public health, and Samoan outreach events.

“This year’s mission features nearly 1500 personnel. It is a joint effort on behalf of Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States,” said Royal Navy Captain Joe Dransfield, deputy mission commander. “Here in Samoa, the New Zealand Defense Force and Royal Navy partners will join the U.S.-led stop.”

USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa.
APIA, Samoa (Sept. 13, 2023) The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa, for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 13, 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 Deirdre Marsac)
USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa.
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APIA, Samoa (Sept. 13, 2023) The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa, for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 13, 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 Deirdre Marsac)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deirdre Marsac
VIRIN: 230913-N-DK867-4016


While in Apia, PP23 will provide tailored medical care focusing on subject-matter exchanges and community education; constructing and reconstruction of critical infrastructures and knowledge exchanges with exercises covering disaster response and humanitarian assistance. Additionally, the U.S. Pacific Fleet woodwind ensemble will perform in a variety of community engagements.

“We’re delighted to be a part of the Pacific Partnership 2023," said Noriko Horiuchi, chargé d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Samoa. "The great outreach and connections between the U.S. and Samoa over the next few days will continue to enhance our great relationship. As well as the crew of the USS Jackson, PP23 will bring musicians, a veterinarian, medical personnel, engineers scoping future projects, and a team of Humanitarian and Disaster Relief experts.”

USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa.
APIA, Samoa (Sept. 13, 2023) - Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa, for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 13, 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 Deirdre Marsac)
USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa.
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APIA, Samoa (Sept. 13, 2023) - Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in Apia, Samoa, for Pacific Partnership 2023, Sept. 13, 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 Deirdre Marsac)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deirdre Marsac
VIRIN: 230913-N-DK867-4020


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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