U.S. Troops Participate in Pacific Partnership 2010

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Lt. Cmdr. (Dr.) Hung Tran, assigned to the U.S. Public Health Service, checks a Vietnamese patient’s blood pressure during a medical civic action program, during a Pacific Partnership 2010, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 6, 2010. Pacific Partnership 2010 is the fifth in a series of annual U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance initiatives aimed at strengthening regional partnerships among U.S. government agencies, host nations, partner nations, and international humanitarian and relief organizations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • Lina Alsad, a member of the University of California San Diego Pre-Dental Society, examines the teeth of a Vietnamese patient during a Pacific Partnership 2010 dental civic action program, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 6, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • A Vietnamese translator removes the bracelet from a Vietnamese patient after he has received his medications, concluding his visit with the doctors during a medical civic action program, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 6, 2010. The Phuoc Hoa MEDCAP is one of several while the hospital ship USNS Mercy visits Quy Nhon, Vietnam, in support of Pacific Partnership 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • Pharmacist Earl M. Rodgers, a member of Project Hope, labels medications to be distributed to Vietnamese patients during a medical civic action program, 
Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 6, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Alan Kampert arranges sterilized surgical tools to be cleaned in an autoclave, which uses steam to sterilize the instruments completely, so they can be used during surgeries held aboard USNS Mercy during its visit to Quy Nhon, Vietnam, in support of Pacific Partnership 2010, June 5, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniela Dietsch arranges surgical tools to be sterilized so they can be used during surgeries held aboard USNS Mercy during its visit to Quy Nhon, Vietnam, in support of Pacific Partnership 2010, June 5, 2010.
 U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • U.S. Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Matthew T. Provencher examines a Vietnamese patient’s hand before surgery, where he will remove an extra thumb, aboard USNS Mercy during its visit to Quy Nhon, Vietnam, in support of Pacific Partnership 2010, June 5, 2010.
 U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • Adrian Diaz, left, a member from the University of San Diego Pre-Dental Society, cuts the stitching line as U.S. Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Matthew T. Provencher, center, concludes the surgery of removing an extra thumb from a Vietnamese patient aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy during a visit to Quy Nhon, Vietnam, supporting Pacific Partnership 2010, June 5, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Cahlil Weaver checks the vision of a Vietnamese man during an optometry evaluation with an auto refractor at a medical civic action program at the Phuoc Hoa secondary school in support of Pacific Partnership 2010, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 5, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Laurel Christians, family nurse practitioner, examines a Vietnamese child’s mouth during a pediatric evaluation at a medical civic action program at the Phuoc Hoa secondary school in support of Pacific Partnership 2010,
Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 5, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Harlan Dorey examines a Vietnamese infant during a Pacific Partnership 2010 medical civic action program at the Phuoc Hoa Secondary School, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 5, 2010.  Dorey is a pediatrician assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Gaines
  • Vietnamese people wait to be helped at a medical civic action program at the Phuoc Hoa secondary school in support of Pacific Partnership 2010, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 5, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon Husman
  • Royal Australian Navy Lt. Elizabeth Livingstone, left, and Singapore army Maj. Paul Zhao, both doctors embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy, perform cataract surgery on a Vietnamese patient aboard Mercy during a Pacific Partnership 2010 visit to Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 4, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • A veterinarian student from the World Vets organization examines a canine patient during a subject matter expert exchange at a veterinary civic action program in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 4, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Sergeant Craig Anderson
  • Lt. Cmdr. Cha Vu, a volunteer from the U.S. Public Health Service, distributes medicine to local Vietnamese patients during a Nhon Binh medical civic action program, Quy
Nhon, Vietnam, June 3, 2010.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephanie Stock examines the eyes of a local Vietnamese patient with an auto-refractor, used to establish a starting point for a diagnosis, during her visit to a medical civic action program, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 2, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Tim Beaudry examines the eyes of a local Vietnamese patient to determine if she has cataracts or eye damage from the sun during a medical civic action program, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 2, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • U.S. Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Ray Dailey administers a shot of numbing medication prior to a tooth extraction to a local Vietnamese patient during a dental civic action program, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 2, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • U.S. Navy Capt. Lisa M. Franchetti, left, commander of Pacific Partnership 2010, and local Vietnamese district leaders cut the ribbon to the newly refurbished Phuoc Thuan Medical Clinic, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 1, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
  • U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Sandy Kimmer, a doctor embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy, performs a medical examination on a Vietnamese child during a Pacific Partnership 2010 medical civic action program, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 1, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison