The Japanese oiler JS Mashu in a replenishment at sea with the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during Pacific Partnership 2015.
Now in its 10th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While training for crisis conditions, Pacific Partnership missions to date have provided medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary services to more than 38,000 animals. The mission has also provided critical infrastructure development to nations through more than 180 engineering projects.
U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark El-Rayes
Bonus photo: The Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam on August 17, 2015 as part of Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Elizabeth Feaster)