Pacific Partnership 2016 concludes mission stop to #TimorLeste
DILI, Timor Leste (NNS) -- Pacific Partnership 2016 departed Timor Leste June 21, after completing two weeks of subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) in civil-military disaster response preparedness, cooperative health engagements (CHE) and engineering projects. "At every level we've continued to build upon the partnerships we began 10 years ago when Pacific Partnership first visited Timor Leste," said Commodore Tom Williams, Pacific Partnership 2016 mission commander. "We've forged new relationships, increased the scope of our mission with our Timor Leste partners and our collective capacity to respond to disaster in the region. The teamwork I've seen in Timor Leste gives me great confidence that as we leave here we are all better prepared to respond when disaster strikes." A key event of this mission stop was the five-day Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) s...