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USNS Mercy (T-AH-19)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Citation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3) - National Defense Service Medal - Southwest Asia Service Medal
Third Row - Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal - Humanitarian Medal (United Assistance) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation


Mercy Class Hospital Ship:
  • Laid down, 12 June 1974, as SS St. Worth, a Maritime Administration type (T8-S-100b) tanker hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA-299) at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 1 July 1975
  • Delivered, 1 February 1976 for commercial service to Apex Marine
  • Acquired (date unknown) by the US Navy and converted to a Hospital Ship at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Placed in service as USNS Mercy (T-AH-19), 8 November 1986
  • USNS Mercy is one of two Hospital Ships and is part of the Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force, maintained in Reduced Operational Status (ROS-5) at a layberth at San Diego, CA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 24,712 t. (lt) 69,360 t.
    Length 894'
    Beam 105' 7"
    Draft 33' (max)
    Speed 17.5 kts.
    Complement
    Reduced Operational Status 12 Civilian Mariners, 58 Military
    Full Operational Status 61 Civilian Mariners, 214 Military, Naval Hospital Staff 956
    Patient Capacity 1000 beds
    Propulsion
    two boilers
    two GE turbines
    one propeller shaft, 24,500hp (18.3MW)


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    Mercy 48k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19)'s bow section in drydock at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA. while undergoing conversion from a commercial tanker to a hospital ship, date unknown.
    National Steel and Shipbuilding photo from "All Hands" magazine, March 1986.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Mercy 185k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) Welcome Aboard pamphlet, February 1987. Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 78k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) underway off San Diego, CA. during her shakedown cruise, date unknown.
    US Navy photo by PHC Chet King USN, from "All Hands" magazine, November 1987.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Mercy 91k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) anchored off Luzon, Philippine Islands in 1987. Mercy set sail, 27 February 1987, on her shakedown cruise, which included performing a humanitarian mission to the Republic of the Philippines. The four-month mission was designed to train Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Navy personnel in the operation and support of the ship and its Medical Treatment Facility during extended operations in remote areas. An average of ten days was spent at the following deployment sites: Subic Bay, Luzon (first and last); Legazpi, Luzon; Davao and Zamboangna, Mindanao; Puerto Princesa, Palawan; Cebu City, Cebu and finally Calbayog, Samar. The Medical Crew was made up of active duty and reserve Navy, Army, Air Force and Public Health Service personnel. After this mission Mercy returned to her new homeport at the US Naval Supply Center, Oakland, CA.
    US Navy photo by PHC Chet King USN, from "All Hands" magazine, November 1987.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Mercy 171k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) Welcome Aboard pamphlet, June 1987. Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 63k Invitation to the Welcome Home ceremony for USNS Mercy (T-AH-19), 13 July 1987, Naval Supply Center Oakland. Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 172k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) Welcome Home ceremony program, 13 July 1987. Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 81k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) arriving at US Naval Supply Center, Oakland, CA., her new homeport, 13 July 1987. LT Robert M. Cieri USNR in is the foreground. Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 63k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) being assisted by Navy tug Poughkeepsie (YTB-813) and another Navy tug assist into her berth at Naval Supply Center, Oakland, CA., 13 July 1987. Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 18k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) moored pierside, Point Loma, San Diego, CA., 2 July 1997
    US Navy photo by PH2 Felix Garcia Jr
    USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) web site
    Mercy 66k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Naval Hospital Corps School Web Site
    Mercy 28k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) underway during Operation Kernal Blitz 99, 24 April 1999
    US Navy photo by PH1 James C McCarter
    USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) web site
    Mercy 20k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) underway during Operation Kernal Blitz 99, 24 April 1999
    US Navy photo by PH1 Paul Self
    USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) web site
    Mercy 67k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) moored in Pearl Harbor for a brief port visit before deploying to support Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia, 11 January 2005. Photo by Jim Bedient
    Mercy 103k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) moored in Pearl Harbor for a brief port visit before deploying to support Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia, 11 January 2005. Photo by Jim Bedient
    Mercy 64k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) moored in Pearl Harbor for a brief port visit before deploying to support Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia, 11 January 2005. Photo by Jim Bedient
    Mercy 72k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) moored in Pearl Harbor for a brief port visit before deploying to support Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia, 12 January 2005.
    US Navy photo # 050112-N-8157C-008 by PH2 Dennis Cantrell.
    Jack Treutle
    Mercy 72k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) navigates alongside USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) after arriving on station near Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, 3 February 2005. Mercy has been forward deployed to assist in humanitarian aid efforts currently in progress. Mercy will serve as an enabling platform to assist humanitarian operations ashore in ways that host nations and international relief organization find useful.US Navy photo # 050203-N-6020P-181 by PH3 Gabriel R. Piper. Jack Treutle
    Mercy 76k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) navigates alongside USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) after arriving on station near Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, 3 February 2005. Mercy has been forward deployed to assist in humanitarian aid efforts currently in progress. Mercy will serve as an enabling platform to assist humanitarian operations ashore in ways that host nations and international relief organization find useful. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group has been operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia in support of Operation Unified Assistance the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. US Navy photo # 050203-N-6020P-137 by PH3 Gabriel R. Piper. Navy NewsStand
    Mercy 86k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) arrives on station near Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, 3 February 2005. Mercy has been forward deployed to assist in humanitarian aid efforts currently in progress. Mercy will serve as an enabling platform to assist humanitarian operations ashore in ways that host nations and international relief organization find useful.US Navy photo # 050203-N-0499M-035 PH3 James R. McGury. Navy NewsStand
    Swift 47k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), center, HSV Swift (HSV-2), foreground, and USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7),background, operating in the Indian Ocean, 25 February 2005. Mercy is serving as an enabling platform to assist humanitarian operations ashore in ways that host nations and international relief organization find useful. Mercy is off the waters of Indonesia in support of Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050225-N-8629M-115 by PH3 Rebecca J. Moat.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 71k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) receives fuel from USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) as combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7), far left, and the High Speed Vessel HSV Swift (HSV-2), far right, operate alongside in the Indian Ocean, 3 March 2005. Mercy is serving as an enabling platform to assist humanitarian operations ashore in ways that host nations and international relief organization find useful. Mercy is in the waters off the Indonesian coast in support of Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050303-N-8796S-075 by PH2 Timothy Smith
    Jack Treutle
    Mercy 47k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) sits off the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, preparing for their return home, 16 March 2005. Mercy has remained off the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia for six weeks, providing disaster relief and medical care to victims of the tsunami that devastated the coastal areas of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Mercy will continue to provide humanitarian relief in the South Pacific en route to her homeport of San Diego, CA.
    US Navy photo # 050316-N-6665R-149 by PH2 Jeffery Russell
    Jack Treutle
    Tippecanoe 79k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) conducts a replenishment at sea with USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) in the Indian Ocean, 8 April 2005.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Mercy 97k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) underway off the coast of Nias, Indonesia in the Indian Ocean, 4 April 2005. At the request of the government of Indonesia, Mercy and the USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS-3) are on station off the coast of Nias, providing assistance as determined appropriate and necessary with earthquake disaster relief efforts and provide medical assistance to those in need.
    US Navy photo # 050404-N-6665R-174 by PH2 Jeffery Russell.
    Navy News Stand
    Mercy 165k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) sailors man-the-rails as the ship prepares to pull pier side at Naval Station San Diego, 8 June 2005. Mercy was returning from a five-month deployment in support of tsunami relief efforts and humanitarian aide missions to several South Pacific nations.
    US Navy photo # 050608-N-1485H-002 by PH3 Lamel J. Hinton
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 256k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) moored, Pier 1, Naval Station San Diego, CA., January 2006. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Mercy 55k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) navigates through a rainy morning entering Apra Harbor, Guam, 15 May 2006. Mercy was deploying to the Western Pacific to perform humanitarian assistance and theater security cooperation mission, in an effort to continue to build upon relationships and goodwill established during Operation Unified Assistance in 2005 with partner nations in the region. The ship left its San Diego homeport in April 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060515-N-4658L-054 by PH2 Mark Allen Leonesio
    Lee Wahler
    Pecos 97k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) conducting a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, 16 May 2006. Mercy is on a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.2006. The medical crew aboard Mercy will provide general and ophthalmology surgery, basic medical evaluation and treatment, preventive medicine treatment, dental screenings and treatment optometry screenings, eye wear distribution, public health training and veterinary services as requested by the host nations. Like all U.S. Naval forces Mercy is able to rapidly respond to a range of situations on short notice. Mercy is uniquely capable of supporting medical- and humanitarian-assistance needs and is configured with special medical equipment and a robust multi-specialized medical team who can provide a range of services ashore as well as aboard the ship. The medical staff is augmented with an assistance crew, many of whom are part of non-governmental organizations that have significant medical capabilities.
    US Navy photo # 060516-N-6501M-008 by Chief Photographer's Mate Edward G. Martens.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Pecos 97k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) conducting a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, 16 May 2006, during a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.2006.
    US Navy photo # 060516-N-6501M-021 by PHC Edward G. Martens
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Pecos 90k Aerial bow view of USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) conducting a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, 16 May 2006, during a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.2006.
    US Navy photo # 060516-N-6501M-023 by PHC Edward G. Martens
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Pecos 87k PH2 Gregory E. Badger, USN, uses a digital video recorder to document activities from his aerial platform, of a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) operation between USNS Mercy (T-AH-19 and USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, 16 May 2006, during a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.2006.
    US Navy photo # 060516-N-6501M-029 by PHC Edward G. Martens
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Pecos 87k Aerial oblique view of USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) and USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) conducting a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, 16 May 2006, during a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.2006.
    US Navy photo # 060516-N-6501M-031 by PHC Edward G. Martens
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Mercy 87k MUC Donald Chilton, USN, conducts the US Navy Show Band as they perform on board USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) as the ship conducts a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) operations with USNS Pecos (T-AO-197). The Mercy was conducting a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.2006. The Show band home based in Norfolk, VA. is deployed with the Mercy for the five-month humanitarian mission to South Asia Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands
    US Navy photo # 060516-N-9076B-002 by PHC Don Bray.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Mercy 844k USNS Mercy T-AH-19) at anchor off the coast of Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines, 26 May 2006, at the beginning of her one-week stay to provide a multitude of medical, dental, and veterinary care services for the local people of this region.
    US Navy photo # 060526-N-6501M-056 Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines May 26, 2006 by PHC Edward G. Martens.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 67k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) anchored off of the coast of Zamboanga City, Republic of the Philippines, 29 May 2006, as she provides a multitude of medical, dental and veterinary care for the people who live in this region. This care is provided by a portion of Mercy's staff working side by side with their Filipino counterparts at several medical centers in the city, as well as patients being given care on the ship itself. Mercy's stop in Zamboanga is the first of many, during its humanitarian deployment to South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.
    US Navy photo # 060529-N-6501M-062 by PHC Edward G. Martens
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 464k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) at anchor off the coast of Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines, 2 June 2006. Mercy is conducting a humanitarian and civic assistance mission in the area during its five-month deployment to South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.
    US Navy photo # 060602-N-1577S-129 Zamboanga, Philippines June 2, 2006 by PH3 Timothy F. Sosa.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy
    060608-N-6501M-004 Jolo, Philippines (June 8, 2006)
    764k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) at anchor off the coast of Jolo, Republic of the Philippines, 8 June 2006. Mercy is conducting a humanitarian and civic assistance mission in the area during its five-month deployment to South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.
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    060608-N-6501M-004 Jolo, Philippines (June 8, 2006)
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    060608-N-6501M-003 Jolo, Philippines (June 8, 2006) by PHC Edward G. Martens.
    Robert M. Cieri and Robert Hurst
    Mercy
    060608-N-6501M-003 Jolo, Philippines (June 8, 2006)
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    Mercy 92k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) at anchor off the coast of the island of Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia, as Mercy's two transport boats shuttle patients and crew to and from shore, 21 August 2006. Mercy is in the fourth month of a five-month humanitarian and civic assistance deployment to South and Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo by PHC Edward G. Martens
    Tommy Trampp
    Mercy 102k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) enters Pearl Harbor on 20 September 2006 for a port visit before returning to its homeport in San Diego. Mercy was in Hawaii after completing a humanitarian and civic assistance deployment to South and Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 060820-N-8157C-142 by MC1 Dennis C. Cantrell
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 49k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) returns home to San Diego, 29 September, 2006, after a five month humanitarian relief mission to South and Southeast Asia. Her crew treated over 60,000 people. Mercyís mission was carried out by volunteers from Project HOPE and Aloha Medical Mission, International Relief Team, along, with a contingent of military medical specialist from the United States, India, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore and Canada. Mercyís U.S. Military crew consists of medical teams from the Navy, Air Force and Army.
    US Navy photo # 060929-N-8909B-032 by MCSN Cale Bentley
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 1967k Family members and friends wave from the pier as USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) departs Naval Station San Diego, 1 May 2008, to begin a humanitarian mission to the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia. Pacific Partnership 2008 is designed to strengthen the goodwill developed during previous humanitarian civic assistance missions. Mercy is scheduled to visit the Republic of Philippines, Vietnam, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia.
    US Navy photo # 080501-N-8909B-055 SAN DIEGO (May 01, 2008) by MCSA Cale Bentley
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 2015k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) departs San Diego Bay, 1 May 2008, to begin "The Pacific Partnership 2008" humanitarian mission to the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 080501-N-8909B-063 SAN DIEGO (May 01, 2008) by MCSA Cale Bentley
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 556k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) passes under the Coronado Bridge as she departs San Diego Bay, 1 May 2008, to begin "The Pacific Partnership 2008" humanitarian mission to the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 080501-N-9076B-004 SAN DIEGO (May 01, 2008) by MCC Don Bray
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 413k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) departs San Diego Bay, 1 May 2008, as she begins "The Pacific Partnership 2008" mission to the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 080501-N-9076B-006 SAN DIEGO (May 01, 2008) by MCC Don Bray
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 1847k Naval Station Pearl Harbor tugs assist USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) as she maneuvers into Pearl Harbor, 8 May 2008. Mercy is en route for a humanitarian mission to the western Pacific and Southeast Asia supporting Pacific Partnership 2008. 8 May 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080508-N-9758L-305 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (May 8, 2008) by MC2 Michael A. Lantron.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 1927k Naval Station Pearl Harbor tugs assist USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) as she maneuvers into Pearl Harbor, 8 May 2008. Mercy is en route for a humanitarian mission to the western Pacific and Southeast Asia supporting Pacific Partnership 2008. 8 May 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080508-N-4965F-256 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (May 8, 2008) by MC1 James E. Foehl
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 863k Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB-133) wait to join the crew of USNS Mercy (T-AH-19), 17 May 2008. This will be the start of their four-month mission to perform humanitarian construction ashore as part of the Pacific Partnership humanitarian mission.
    US Navy photo # 080517-N-4599F-001 GUAM (May 17, 2008) by BU3 Jonathan French.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 300k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) transits the Western Pacific, 27 May 2008. Mercy is supporting Pacific Partnership 2008, a humanitarian and civic assistance deployment to the Republic of the Philippines, Vietnam, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia.
    US Navy photo # 080527-N-9689V-001 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2008) by MC3 Joshua Valcarcel.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 042k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) arrives at Cotabato, Philippines to begin its Pacific Partnership 2008 mission. CP is a humanitarian mission aimed to build friendship and strengthen relationships between partner nations and host nations. Mercy is also scheduled to visit the Vietnam, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia.
    US Navy photo # 080529-N-7498L-011 COTABATO, Philippines (May 29, 2008) by MC2 Mark Logico.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 937k Aircrew assigned to Helicopter Combat Squadron (HSC-21) "Blackjacks" begin flight operations aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) off the coast of Cotabato, Philippines during the commencement of Pacific Partnership 2008. Mercy is also scheduled to visit Vietnam, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia..
    US Navy photo # 080530-N-7498L-106 COTABATO, Philippines (May 30, 2008) by MC2 Mark Logico.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 533k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) at anchor off the coast of Timor-Leste, 12 July 2007. Mercy is currently on a four-month humanitarian deployment supporting Pacific Partnership 2008. This mission is in support of and in cooperation with the government of Timor-Leste, partner nations including representatives from Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Portugal, and the Republic of Korea and the many non-governmental organizations.
    US Navy photo # 080712-N-4128S-507 DILI, Timor-Leste (July 12, 2008) by MC2 Joseph Seavey.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 1034k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) anchored off the coast of Dili to support Pacific Partnership 2008, 19 July 2008. Pacific Partnership is a four-month deployment by Mercy to assist the governments of participating nations with medical, dental and construction civic assistance programs
    US Navy photo # 080719-N-4128S-312 DILI, East Timor (July 19, 2008) by MC2 Joseph Seavey.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 1090k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) anchored off the coast of Dili, Timor Leste, 19 July 2008. Mercy is deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2008, a humanitarian assistance mission to Southeast Asia that includes specialized medical care and various construction and engineering projects
    US DefenseImagery photo # VIRIN: 080719-N-BF786-523 a US Navy photo by MC2 Joseph Seavey.
    Robert Hurst
    Mercy 936k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) at anchor in the harbor at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 5 August 2008. Mercy will operate in Papua New Guinea to perform humanitarian civic assistance missions as part of Pacific Partnership 2008. Pacific Partnership is a four-month humanitarian mission to Southeast Asia intended to build collaborative partnerships by providing engineering, civic, medical and dental assistance to the region.
    US Navy photo # 080805-N-9689V-004 PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (Aug. 5, 2008) by MC3 Joshua Valcarcel.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 1036k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) at anchor off the coast of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 11 August 2008, in support of Pacific Partnership 2008. Pacific Partnership is a four-month humanitarian mission to Southeast Asia intended to build collaborative partnerships by providing engineering, civic, medical and dental assistance to the region.
    US Navy photo # 080805-N-9689V-004 PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (Aug. 5, 2008) by MC3 Michael C. Barton.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 259k One of USNS Mercy (T-AH-19)'s motor launches departs the ship while she is anchored off the coast of Papua New Guinea, 13 August 2008. Mercy is supporting Pacific Partnership 2008. Pacific Partnership is a four-month humanitarian mission providing engineering, civic, medical and dental assistance to Southeast Asia and Oceania.
    US Navy photo # 080813-N-1450G-046 PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (Aug. 13, 2008) by MCC Jon Gesch.
    Lee Wahler and Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 576k One of USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) is anchored off the coast of Weno Island, part of Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia during Pacific Partnership 2008. Mercy is the primary platform for Pacific Partnership, a four-month humanitarian mission providing engineering, civic, medical and dental assistance to Southeast Asia and Oceania.
    US Navy photo # 080824-N-7498L-819 UMAN, Federated States of Micronesia (Aug. 24, 2008) by MC2 Mark Logico.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 1038k One of USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) anchored off the coast of Weno Island, supporting Pacific Partnership 2008, 31 August 2008. Mercy is supporting Pacific Partnership in support of and in cooperation with the government of the Federated States of Micronesia, partner nations including representatives from India and Canada and many non-governmental organizations.
    US Navy photo # 080831-N-8878B-486 CHUUK, Federated States of Micronesia (Aug. 31, 2008) by MC3 Michael C. Barton.
    Robert M. Cieri and Lee Wahler
    Mercy 1061k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) arrives at Naval Station San Diego after a four-month deployment participating in Pacific Partnership 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080925-N-3570S-024 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 25, 2008) by MC2 Jeremy M. Starr.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 895k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) approaches the pier at Naval Base San Diego concluding a 4-month Pacific Partnership 2008 deployment to Southeast Asia.
    US Navy photo # 080925-N-6597H-041 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 25, 2008) by MC3 Jon Husman.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 1422k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) transits through the San Diego Bay as she departs for her humanitarian deployment Pacific Partnership 2010. Pacific Partnership 2010 is the fifth in a series of U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance endeavors. Pacific Partnership 2010 is a humanitarian and civic assistance deployment throughout Southeast Asia and Oceania, aimed at strengthening regional relationships.
    US Navy photo # 100501-N-6597H-001 SAN DIEGO (May 1, 2010) by MC2 Jon Husman.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 1262k Tugboats help maneuver USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as she arrives enroute to participate in Pacific Partnership 2010.
    US Navy photo # 100508-N-7498L-024 PEARL HARBOR (May 8, 2010) by MC2 Mark Logico.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 1263k USNS Mercy (T-AH-19), center, the Military Sealift Command dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE-6), the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Osumi-class amphibious assault ship JDS Kunisaki (LST-4003), rear, and two landing craft air cushions assigned to Kunisaki transit through the South China Sea to Cambodia. Mercy is deployed as part of Pacific Partnership 2010, the fifth in a series of annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance endeavors to strengthen regional partnerships.
    US Navy photo # 100614-N-6597H-394 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 14, 2010) by MC2 Jon Husman.
    Robert Hurst
    Mercy
    100614-N-SC275-653 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 14, 2010)
    409k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the JMSDF amphibious assault ship JDS Kunisaki (LST-4003) and two Japanese air cushion landing craft steam through the South China Sea during a photo exercise on 14 June 2010. Mercy was deployed as part of Pacific Partnership 2010, the fifth in a series of annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance endeavors to strengthen regional partnerships.
    US Navy photo #'s 100614-N-SC275-653 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 14, 2010) and 100614-N-6597H-681 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 14, 2010)by MC2 Jon Husman.
    Robert Hurst
    Mercy
    100614-N-6597H-681 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 14, 2010)
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    Mercy 1161k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) anchored off the coast of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Mercy is in Cambodia supporting Pacific Partnership 2010, the fifth in a series of annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance endeavors to strengthen regional partnerships.
    US Navy photo # 100620-N-6597H-010 SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (June 20, 2010) by MC2 Jon Husman.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 1106k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transfers cargo to the Royal Australian Navy heavy landing craft HMAS Labuan (L-28) while at anchor of the coast of Dili, Timor-Leste, supporting Pacific Partnership 2010 (PP10). PP10 was a series of annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance programs designed to strengthen regional partnerships.
    US Navy photo # 100811-N-ED900-378 Dili, Timor-Leste (August 11, 2010) by MC2 Eddie Harrison.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Mercy 1551k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) returns to San Diego after a nearly five-month deployment supporting Pacific Partnership 2010. Embarked aboard Mercy were 100 doctors, nurses, hospital corpsman from Naval Medical Center San Diego along with other support and non-government organizations who contributed to medical and dental humanitarian assistance as the lead vessel to Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
    US Navy photo # 100921-N-7032B-021 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 21, 2010) by MC2 Chad A. Bascom.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 1130k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits San Diego Harbor as the ship departs for Pacific Partnership 2012. Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic action exercise designed to work with and through host nations to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters.
    US Navy photo # 120503-N-WA347-223 SAN DIEGO (May 3, 2012) by MC2 Eva-Marie Ramsaran.
    Ron Reeves
    Mercy 1034k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) approaches Pearl Harbor during Pacific Partnership 2012. Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission designed to work by, with and through host and partner nations, non-government organizations and international agencies to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters.
    US Navy photo # 120509-N-ZZ999-034 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 9, 2012) by MC2 Roadell Hickman.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy
    120509-N-RI884-077 PEARL HARBOR (May 9, 2012)
    498k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) passes by the USS Arizona Memorial at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during a deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2012. Pacific Partnership is the seventh in a series of U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance missions that work to strengthen regional relationships and to collectively respond to natural disasters in Southeast Asia and the western Pacific region
    US Navy photo # 120509-N-RI884-077 PEARL HARBOR (May 9, 2012) by MC2 Daniel Barker and US Navy photo # 120509-O-ZZ999-002 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (May 9, 2012) by Kristopher Radder.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy
    120509-O-ZZ999-002 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (May 9, 2012)
    1878k
    Mercy 581k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits off the coast of Manado to support Pacific Partnership 2012.
    US Navy photo # 120606-N-CW427-402 MANADO, Indonesia (June 6, 2012) by MC3 Clay M. Whaley.
    Ron Reeves
    Mercy 167k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Naval Base San Diego for Operation RIMPAC 2014 (Rim of the Pacific 2014). Rim of the Pacific provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of the sea lanes and security on the world's oceans.
    US Navy photo # 140616-N-KB426-102 SAN DIEGO (June 16, 2014) by MC3 James Vazquez.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 242k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits San Diego Bay as she departs for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1. RIMPAC will take place in and around the Hawaiian Islands and San Diego. Note the Royal Norwegian Navy HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310) moored at NAS North Island.
    US Navy photo # 140616-N-MD297-021 SAN DIEGO (June 16, 2014) by MC3 Huey D. Younger Jr.
    Ron Reeves
    Mercy 214k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Naval Station San Diego, outbound to sea to participate in RIMPAC 2014.
    US Navy photo # 140616-N-MD297-030 SAN DIEGO (June 16, 2014) by MC3 Huey D. Younger Jr.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 206k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arriving, 25 June 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise..
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Mercy 189k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) passes the USS Missouri (BB-63) memorial as the ship arrives in Hawaii for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.
    US Navy photo # 140625-N-SK590-357 PEARL HARBOR (June 25, 2014) by MC2 Tim D. Godbee.
    Ron Reeves
    Mercy
    140625-N-QG393-048 PEARL HARBOR (June 25, 2014)
    319k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise. RIMPAC, the world's largest international maritime exercise, provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. This year's RIMPAC exercise, the 24th in the series that began in 1971, is scheduled to contain twenty-two nations, 48 surface ships, 6 submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel. Units from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Columbia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the People's Republic of China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States are scheduled to participate. US Navy photo # 140625-N-QG393-048 PEARL HARBOR (June 25, 2014) by MC2 Tiarra Fulgham. Lee Wahler and Robert Hurst
    Mercy 131k
    Mercy 219k A Fassmer life/tender boat from USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) heads toward the scene of a mock medical emergency at Pearl Harbor, 10 July 2014, during emergency disaster training at Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.
    US Navy photo by MC3 Justin W. Galvin.
    Robert Hurst
    Mercy 125k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Pearl Harbor for the at-sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC.
    US Navy photo # 140715-N-GO855-006 PEARL HARBOR (July 15, 2014) by MC1 Charles E. White.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 125k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs San Diego in preparation for Pacific Partnership 2015. Pacific Partnership, an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission, brings together U.S. military personnel, host and partner nations, non-government organizations, and international agencies to build stronger relationships and develop disaster response capabilities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Note the newly configured bow section.
    US Navy photo # 150106-N-ZZ999-021 SAN DIEGO (Jan. 6, 2015) by MCSN Chelsea Troy Milburn.
    Row Reeves
    Mercy 1617k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) passes underneath the San Diego Bay bridge as she departs Naval Base San Diego in support of Pacific Partnership 2015. Pacific Partnership is in its tenth iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indio-Asia-Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 150517-N-QC631-155 SAN DIEGO (May 17, 2015) by MC3 Gerald Dudley Reynolds.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 1442k Onlookers wave as USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Pacific Partnership 2015. Now in its tenth iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indio-Asia-Pacific region. While training for crisis conditions, Pacific Partnership missions have provided medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary services to more than 38,000 animals. Additionally, Pacific Partnership has provided critical infrastructure development to host nations through the completion of more than 180 engineering projects.(
    US Navy photo # 150525-N-WC566-013 PEARL HARBOR (May 25, 2015) by MC3 Gabrielle Joyner.
    Ron Reeves
    Millinocket
    150527-N-BK290-816 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015)
    1519k Joint hight speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) and USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) transit the Pacific Ocean during Pacific Partnership 2015.
    US Navy photos 150527-N-BK290-816 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015), 150527-N-BK290-598 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015) and 150527-N-BK290-275 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015) by MCC Christopher E. Tucker.
    Lee Wahler
    Millinocket
    150527-N-BK290-598 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015)
    1290k
    Millinocket
    150527-N-BK290-275 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 27, 2015)
    1402k
    Mercy 1204k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives at Suva, Fiji during Pacific Partnership 2015. Fiji is Mercy's first port visit during Pacific Partnership 2015.
    US Air Force photo # 150607-F-YW474-281 SUVA, Fiji (June 7, 2015) by Senior Airman Peter Reft.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 166k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits at anchorage in Simpson Harbor off the coast of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. Mercy is in Papua New Guinea for its second mission port of Pacific Partnership 2015. Pacific Partnership is in its 10th iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 150706-N-BK290-056 RABAUL, Papua New Guinea (July 6, 2015) by MCC Christopher E. Tucker.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 1212k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Japanese fleet oiler JS Mashu (AOE-425) during Pacific Partnership 2015.
    US Navy photo # 150814-N-TQ272-213 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 13, 2015) by MC2 Mark El-Rayes.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 207k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) rides at anchor upon arrival off the coast of Da Nang, Vietnam, 17 August 2015.
    US Marine Corps Photo.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 149k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) passes the USS Arizona Memorial as she arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after supporting Pacific Partnership 2015.
    US Navy photo # 150916-N-ZQ784-056 PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 16, 2015) by SN Michael Ray.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 272k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, CA., 10 October 2015. Photos by Tommy Trampp
    Mercy 312k
    Mercy
    160511-N-FV739-078 SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2016
    223k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs San Diego in support of Pacific Partnership 2016. Pacific Partnership is in its 11th iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
    US Navy photo #'s 160511-N-FV739-078 SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2016), 160511-N-FV739-319 SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2016) and 160511-N-FV739-396 SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2016) by MC3 Christopher Veloicaza
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy
    160511-N-FV739-319 SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2016
    295k
    Mercy
    160511-N-FV739-396 SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2016
    228k
    Mercy 164k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in the Philippines for the second mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2016. Pacific Partnership is visiting the Philippines for the seventh time since its first mission in 2006.
    US Navy photo # 160627-N-QW941-035 LEGAZPI, Philippines (June 27, 2016) by MC3 Trevor Kohlrus.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 252k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits the Pacific Ocean enroute to, Da Nang Vietnam, her next mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2016.
    US Marine Corps photo # 160714-M-TM809-017 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 14, 2016) by Sgt. Brittney Vella.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 263k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) at anchor in Da Nang harbor her next mission stop for Pacific Partnership 2016.
    Royal Australian Air Force photo (US Navy photo # 160716-N-CV785-502 DA NANG, Vietnam (July 16, 2016) by Air Force Imagery Specialist CPL David Cotton.
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 190k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) at anchor off the coast of Da Nang, Vietnam during her third mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2016.
    US Navy photo # 160719-N-QW941-650 DA NANG, Vietnam (July 19, 2016) by MC3 Trevor Kohlrus
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 184k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) rides at anchor off the coast of Padang, during Pacific Partnership 2016's fifth and final mission stop. This is the fifth time Pacific Partnership has visited Indonesia. Partner nations are working side-by-side with local organizations during disaster response training, civil engineering projects, Women, Peace, and Security seminars, medical subject matter expert exchanges and a live field training exercise aimed at improving the capacity of local government, civilian agencies and partner militaries to collectively respond in crisis.
    US Navy photo # 160820-N-CV785-002 PADANG, Indonesia (Aug. 20, 2016) Royal Australian Air Force photo by Air Force Imagery Specialist Cpl. David Cotton
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy 160k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) anchored off the coast of Padang, during Pacific Partnership 2016's fifth and final mission stop.
    US Navy photo # 160829-N-QW941-186 PADANG, Indonesia (Aug. 29, 2016) by MC3 Trevor Kohlrus
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy
    160912-N-SJ730-226 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 12, 2016)
    266k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) steams in the Pacific Ocean after completing Pacific Partnership 2016 in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Mercy is sailing to her homeport of San Diego.
    US Navy photo #'s 160912-N-SJ730-226 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 12, 2016) and 160912-N-SJ730-043 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 12, 2016) by MC2 Hank Gettys
    Lee Wahler
    Mercy
    160912-N-SJ730-043 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 12, 2016)
    286k
    Mercy 125k Sailors aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) man the rails as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 22 September 2016. Pacific Partnership 2016 deployed in May, embarked aboard Mercy, visiting six ports, during which civilian and military personnel from 14 partner nations worked together, exchanging knowledge and best practices in order to improve collective disaster response preparedness in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 160922-N-TR165-14 by MC2 William Cousins
    Robert Hurst
    Mercy 174k USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) returns to her home port of San Diego after completing Pacific Partnership 2016.
    US Navy photo # 160930-N-OR184-024 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 30, 2016) by MC3 Emiline L. M. Senn
    Lee Wahler

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