1. Vietnamese Girl Walking Better After Special Treatment By PP12 Doctors

    A three year-old Vietnamese girl’s life has been changed after Vietnamese health officials and Pacific Partnership doctors worked together to provide the young burn victim access to increased mobility.

    VINH CITY, Vietnam (July 13, 2012) A three-year-old Vietnamese girl high-fives Hospitalman Hector Hernandez during physical therapy aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy during Pacific Partnership 2012. She is receiving scar reduction treatment aboard the USNS Mercy to improve her appearance, mobility and dexterity of limbs.(Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  2. Hawaii visits Busan during Western Pacific deployment

    The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) arrived in Busan July 20 as part of a deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Hawaii (SSN 776) arrives in Busan for a routine port visit, July 20, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Jared Apollo Burgamy)
  3. Peruvian Represents Country During Pacific Partnership 2012

    Peruvian Navy Lieutenant Giannilu Sotomayor is aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy supporting Pacific Partnership 2012 as one of two Peruvians onboard during the mission.

  4. Physicians use laser technology to heal burn victims

    Vietnamese children are being given back the gift of movement by Pacific Partnership physicians using a new type of laser surgery to release the savage grasp of serious burns.

    VINH, Vietnam (July 11, 2012)  U.S. Navy Lt. Beth Aban listens to the heart beat of three-year-old Vietnamese girl after a Laser Scar Revision surgery aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  5. Vietnamese-American Sailor Physician Helps Pacific Partnership

    The Pacific Partnership medical civic assistance project at Hung Lam Primary School received a helping hand from a Vietnamese-American dermatologist, July 16.

    VINH, Vietnam (July 16, 2012) Dermatologist Lt. Cmdr. Josephine Nguyen checks a Vietnamese patient's throat at a medical civic action project (MEDCAP) on 16 July as part of Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen)
  6. PP12 understands the importance of proper translation

    Dozens of Vietnamese translators, who come from a slew of different locations, are taking part in all aspects of the Pacific Partnership mission while in Vietnam.

  7. Great Green Fleet: USS Nimitz Receives Biofuel

    USS Nimitz took on more than 900,000 gallons of 50-50 biofuel in preparation for the Navy's Great Green Fleet demonstration, July 18.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) sails alongside Military Sealift Command’s fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) during a replenishment at sea. Nimitz onloaded biofuel in preparation for the Great Green Fleet demonstration during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Mayes)
  8. Chilean Sailor Represents Country During Pacific Partnership

    Chilean Navy First Lieutenant Ivan Paul arrived to support Pacific Partnership 2012, 17 July, and has the honor of being the only service member representing the nation of Chile during the mission.

  9. Multinational Team Of Engineers Build Foundation To Outlast Typhoons, Floods

    A joint, multinational team of engineers completed the foundation and addressed flooding issues at a Vietnamese medical clinic as part of Pacific Partnership 2012, July 14.

    VINH, Vietnam (July 14, 2012) Warrant Officer 2nd Class Zainudiw Sajat helps pour cement during an engineering civic action project at Hung Lam as part of Pacific Partnership 2012. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  10. Secretary Of The Navy Presents Awards To JMSDF Leaders

    The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus awarded medals to two Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force leaders, July 16, during a ceremony aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 16, 2012) Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, left, awards the Meritorious Service Medal to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Command Master Chief Takenori Shimoyuse, the fleet command master chief for the Self-Defense Fleet, aboard U.S 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during to an award ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Mel Orr)