TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (May 6, 2018)
In this slideshow, the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 attached to Military Selafit Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 1) exercises its capabilities in a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief field train exercise in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18).
PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region.
Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.
TRINCOMALEE, SRI LANKA