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Navy Brings Aloha to Cambodia

University of Hawaii at Manoa nurses and engineers are part of the Pacific Partnership team that is finishing up a summer-long journey to Southeast Asia, visiting Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia, where they will complete their mission this week.  Pacific Partnership – “Preparing in Calm to Respond in Crisis” – is an annual Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission to build stronger relationships and disaster response capabilities in the Asia Pacific region.

Pacific Partnership brings together eight partner nations, 12 non-government organizations, and the capabilities of the hospital ship USNS Mercy in Cambodia.  It is the largest annual humanitarian and civic assistance mission in the Asia-Pacific region, ensuring that the international community is better prepared to work together as a coordinated force when disaster, such as an earthquake or tsunami, strikes.

PP12 Blog: http://pacificpartnership.wordpress.com/
UH in the field: http://www.flickr.com/photos/navyregionhawaii/sets/72157630936442968/
PP12
 in Cambodia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/compacflt/sets/72157630805926046/
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pacificpartnership

Navy Region Hawaii, working with University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing and hospital ship USNS Mercy, is organizing interviews with UH nurses in Cambodia and/or here in Hawaii 7-10 August.  The participants can talk about their experiences in Southeast Asia (including Vietnam).  We can provide video or photo resources.  Please email us (be sure to include Sonja.lohmeyer@mercy.navy.mil, too) if we can help arrange an interview!

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