01 Sep '12, 4pm

Pacific Partnership Crew Monitors Philippine Earthquake Situation

Pacific Partnership Crew Monitors Philippine Earthquake Situation

Pacific Partnership Crew Monitors Philippine Earthquake Situation By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2012 – Steaming toward its home port of San Diego after the four-month Pacific Partnership 2012 mission, the crew aboard USNS Mercy is watching the situation in the Philippines, where a 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck today, and is ready to respond, if called on, its mission commander reported. Philippine army personnel lift a stretcher into an emergency vehicle during a joint emergency training exercise at North Western Samar State University June 27, 2012. The exercise was designed to better prepare U.S. and Philippine search and rescues teams to deal with mass casualty situations following a disaster. Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission designed to work with ...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=117718

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