Pacific Partnership 2012 Concludes Visit to Vietnam
July 24, 2012
VINH, July 24, 2012 – Pacific Partnership 2012 concluded its visit to Vinh on July 24. While in Vietnam, the Pacific Partnership crew of over 1,200 aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy conducted over 12,000 medical treatments; performed 207 surgeries; conducted nearly 4,000 veterinary treatments on 1,600 animals; and completed renovations and a new building for two health clinics.
“I would like to thank government of Vietnam, but also the local citizens for the incredible support they provided,” said Mission Commander, Captain James Morgan. “Without their help and local knowledge we would not have been able to accomplish so much.”
The USNS Mercy is now headed to Sihanoukville, Cambodia, for its fourth and final mission port. Sponsored by the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet and now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual humanitarian civic assistance mission in the Asia-Pacific Region.