Marines Perform Maritime Security Exercise With Australian Police


09/14/2015: Marines Perform Maritime Security Exercise With Australian Police

HONIARA, Guadalcanal (July 22, 2015)

Members of the Royal Solomon Police Force swim ashore during a maritime security exercise July 22. Marines attached to the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) worked alongside the Australian Police Force to provide essential training to the Royal Solomon Police Force to prepare them for future maritime raids and missions.

Millinocket is serving as the secondary platform for Pacific Partnership, led by an expeditionary command element from the Navy’s 30th Naval Construction Regiment (30 NCR) from Port Hueneme, California.

Now in its 10th iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region.

While training for crisis conditions, Pacific Partnership, missions have provided medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary service to more than 38,000 animals.

Additionally, Pacific Partnership has provided critical infrastructure development to host nations through the completion of more than 180 engineering products.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by combat correspondent Sgt. James Gulliver/Released)

Credit: Navy Public Affairs Support Element West:7/22/15