FSM Ambassador embarks USNS Mercy in Guam

by Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific
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NAVAL BASE GUAM (March 18, 2018) - Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Gadbois (left), lead surgeon for the Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), explains how a training simulation for the Da Vinci Robot works to Robert Annan Riley III (right), the Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia during a ship tour of the Mercy. Mercy is deployed 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.

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