1. Pacific Partnership 2012 arrives in Cambodia

    Hospital ship USNS Mercy arrived in Cambodia July 28 to begin the final phase of the 2012 mission.

    In this file photo, Royal Australian Air Force Flying Officer Shaun Robertson, left, and U.S. Navy Hospitalman Jacob Hyatt prepare to shift colors as USNS Mercy makes a port visit following an earlier phase of Pacific Partnership 2012. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  2. Family Bonds Strengthen Pacific Partnership 2012

    Reserve Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Rear Adm. Russell S. Penniman hosted a breakfast July 23 recognizing four parent-child pairs of crewmembers deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2012.

    Four parent-child pairs of crew members deployed in support of Pacific Partnership pose for a picture during a breakfast with Reserve Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Rear Adm. Russell S. Penniman. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen M. Votaw)
  3. George Washington Returns to Yokosuka for Mid-Patrol Break

    The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier returned to its forward-operating port in Japan July 26 to conclude the first half of its 2012 patrol.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 26, 2012) USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits through Tokyo Bay as it returns to Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cody R. Boyd)
  4. PACFLT Commander Highlights Importance of Diversity at NNOA Conference

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, spoke about the importance of diversity in the Sea Services in a panel discussion at the National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) conference in New Orleans on July 25.

    AVONDALE, La. (July 25, 2012) U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Cecil D. Haney and Cmdr. Brian Quin, commanding officer of Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), tour the medical spaces of the amphibious transport dock ship. Following the tour, Haney spoke with the crews of both Anchorage and  PCU Somerset (LPD 25), expressing his excitement for the new additions to the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez)
  5. Pacific Partnership Concludes Vietnam Visit

    The 14-day humanitarian and civic assistance mission and visit to Vinh, Vietnam by hospital ship USNS Mercy wrapped up July 24.

    A three-year-old girl high-fives Hospitalman Hector Hernandez during physical therapy aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), July 13. She was receiving scar reduction treatment during Pacific Partnership 2012 to improve her appearance, mobility and dexterity of limbs. (Photo by Kristopher Radder).
  6. Father Revisits Vietnam with Daughter During Pacific Partnership

    A Vietnam veteran revisited for the first time with his daughter while working together on a very different kind of mission.

    Pharmacy department head Lt. Cmdr. Emily Zywicke and her father John Zywicke organize medications aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), July 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Laurie Dexter)
  7. Global Grins Helps Make Smiles for Pacific Partnership 2012

    Global Grins has helped bring smiles to thousands of people by donations given to the Pacific Partnership mission to hand out during four mission port visits between May and August this year.

    VINH, Vietnam (July 15, 2012) Ryan Fleming, a University of California San Diego volunteer, teaches Vietnamese children how to properly brush their teeth at a medical civil action project (MEDCAP) 15 July during Pacific Partnership 2012.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen)
  8. NOAA Fisheries Experts Foster Working Relationship with Vietnamese Fishermen

    U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service experts are working with local Vietnamese fishermen during a three-day subject matter expert exchange July 16-20 during Pacific Partnership.

    VINH, Vietnam (July 18, 2012) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA) member Alex Johnston, rear, listens to environmental planning representative Long Nhu Tran describe the workings of the local fishing industry along Nghi Thuy River outside of Vinh, Vietnam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roadell Hickman)
  9. Navy Civilian Helps Drive PP12 Mission Success Efficiently

    A Pacific Partnership contracting officer engaged with people throughout the Asia-Pacific region by coordinating, contracting and working with local host nations and international agencies to assure logistical success efficiently, July 19.

    VINH CITY, Vietnam (July 19, 2012) Civilian Contract Officer Michaella Olson writes notes supporting Pacific Partnership 2012 at the main pier site at Vinh City. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  10. Children, Volunteers Share Laughter, Smiles At Vietnamese Vocational School

    Pacific Partnership volunteers shared laughter and smiles with children at a disabled children’s vocational school, July 19.

    VINH, VIETNAM (July 19, 2012) The U.S. Pacific Fleet band plays for a group at the Nghe An Vocational Training Center for Disabled Children during a community service project July 19 in Vinh, Vietnam as part of Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen)