USNS Mercy Papua New Guinea Mission Photos
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050516-N-1485H-001 MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (May 16, 2005) – Commander Michael Bangs of Berkley, Calif., gathers and labels blood samples for later examining for various illnesses as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Niagara Falls (T ASF 3) provide health care and community relations (COMREL) to the village of Madang, Papua New Guinea. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. San Diego based hospital ship Mercy and the MSC combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) have arrived off the coast of Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents to the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake devastation, which struck Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution
050516-N-1485H-002 MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (May 16, 2005) – LCDR Rose Diefenbach of Los Altos, Calif., examines a child along with a local nursing student as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Niagara Falls (T ASF 3) provide health care and community relations (COMREL) to the village of Madang, Papua New Guinea. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. San Diego based hospital ship Mercy and the MSC combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) have arrived off the coast of Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents to the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake devastation, which struck Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution.
 
050516-N-1485H-003 MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (May 16, 2005) – Crewmembers from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 show off one of their MH-60S Seahawk helicopters to local villagers as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Niagara Falls (T ASF 3) provide health care and community relations (COMREL) to the village of Madang, Papua New Guinea. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. San Diego based hospital ship Mercy and the MSC combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) have arrived off the coast of Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents to the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake devastation, which struck Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution
050516-N-1485H-004 MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (May 16, 2005) – As one MH-60S Seahawk helicopter lands, crewmembers from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 show off their MH-60S Seahawk helicopters to local villagers as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Niagara Falls (T ASF 3) provide health care and community relations (COMREL) to the village of Madang, Papua New Guinea. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. San Diego based hospital ship Mercy and the MSC combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) have arrived off the coast of Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents to the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake devastation, which struck Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution
050516-N-1485H-005 MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (May 16, 2005) – LCDR John Owen, CHC of Pasadena, Calif., plays a game of volley ball with local villagers after helping set up a net provided by the community relations team (COMREL) that came ashore from USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) provide health care and community relations projects to the village of Madang, Papua New Guinea. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. San Diego based hospital ship Mercy and the MSC combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) have arrived off the coast of Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents to the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake devastation, which struck Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution
050516-N-1485H-006 USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) AT SEA (16, 2005) – Sun sets as USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) sails past an active volcano on the island of Madang, Papua New Guinea as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) provide health care and community relations projects (COMREL) to the local on the island adjacent to the volcano. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. San Diego based hospital ship Mercy and the MSC combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) have arrived off the coast of Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents to the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake devastation, which struck Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution
050516-N-1485H-007 USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) AT SEA (16, 2005) – Sun sets as USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) sails past an active volcano on the island of Madang, Papua New Guinea as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) provide health care and community relations projects (COMREL) to the local on the island adjacent to the volcano. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. San Diego based hospital ship Mercy and the MSC combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) have arrived off the coast of Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents to the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake devastation, which struck Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution
050516-N-7027P-118 Madang, Papua New Guinea (May 16, 2005) Đ Cmdr. Susanne Clark and Cmdr. Jeanie Comlish from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy 
(T-AH 19) demonstrate how to assess an injured patient upon arrival to the emergency room to the nursing students at the Lutheran School of Nursing in Madang, Papua New Guinea. Mercy and the MSC combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) are on station off the coast of Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents of the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of tsunami and earthquake relief operations in Indonesia. Official U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Sandra M. Palumbo (Released). Click photo to view or download high resolution.
050516-N-7027P-103 Madang, Papua New Guinea (May 16, 2005) -- Cmdr. Jeanie Comlish from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) gives a lecture on how to treat head trauma to the nursing students at the Lutheran School of Nursing in Madang, Papua New Guinea. Mercy and the MSC combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) are on station off the coast of Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents of the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of tsunami and earthquake relief operations in Indonesia. Official U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Sandra M. Palumbo (Released). Click photo to view or download high resolution
050516-N-7027P-089 Madang, Papua New Guinea (May 16, 2005)-- Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Anthony Ecija performs an ultra sound on a patient at the Modilon General Hospital in Madang, Papua New Guinea as Capt. Tim Bemiller and a local doctor asses the next step needed in the medical care of the patient. Mercy and the MSC combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) are on station off the coast of Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents of the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of tsunami and earthquake relief operations in Indonesia. Official U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Sandra M. Palumbo (Released).  Click photo to view or download high resolution
050516-N-1485H-008 MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (May 16, 2005) – Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Robert H. Fitts, Commanding Officer, Medical Treatment Facility Captain Mark Llewellyn, and Commodore, Task Group 73.1 Timothy V. McCully meet with local villagers and aircrew members of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five (HC-5) as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Niagara Falls (T ASF 3) provide health care and community relations (COMREL) to the village of Madang, Papua New Guinea. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of northeastern Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. San Diego based hospital ship Mercy and the MSC combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) have arrived off the coast of Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents to the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake devastation, which struck Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Joshua Smith. Click photo to view or download high resolution
050515-N-0357S-002 Madang, Papua New Guinea (May 15, 2005) — U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Robert W. Fitts, walks up the boat landing on the Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) as Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class (SW) Johnny Cox prepares to pipe him aboard. Ambassador Fitts visited Mercy upon its arrival in Papua New Guinea to tour the ship and attend a briefing. The San Diego based hospital ship is in Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents of the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquakes which struck Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Joshua Smith. Click photo to view or download high resolution
050515-N-0357S-005 Madang, Papua New Guinea (May 15, 2005)—Commodore, Task Force 73.1, Capt. Timothy V. McCully, presents U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Robert W. Fitts, with a photograph of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) along with a ship’s hat. Ambassador Fitts visited Mercy upon its arrival in Papua New Guinea to tour the ship and attend a briefing. The San Diego based hospital ship is in Papua New Guinea to provide humanitarian assistance and focused medical care to the residents of the area. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquakes which struck Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Joshua Smith. Click photo to view or download high resolution.
050515-N-1485H-001 MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (May 15, 2005) -- Hospitalman Mary Lewis of Freemont, MICH., administers a tetanus shot to a child and her mother as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Niagara Falls (T ASF 3) provide health care and community relations (COMREL) to the village of Madang, Papua New Guinea. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of northeastern coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake that caused devastation in Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution.
050515-N-1485H-002 MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (May 15, 2005) – Commander Robin Lee USNR, NC of Orange County, Calif., administers a tetanus shot to a child and her mother as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Niagara Falls (T ASF 3) provide health care and community relations (COMREL) to the village of Madang, Papua New Guinea. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of northeastern coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake that caused devastation in Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution.
050515-N-1485H-003 MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (May 15, 2005) – Medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Niagara Falls (T ASF 3) are welcomed during a ceremony held by the people of Madang, Papua New Guinea as they provide health care and community relations (COMREL) to the village. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of northeastern coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake that caused devastation in Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution.
050515-N-1485H-004 MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (May 15, 2005) – Dental Technician 1st Class Francis Andaya of Honolulu, Hawaii performs a check up on a local villager in the province of Madang, Papua New Guinea as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and personnel from USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) provide health care and community relations (COMREL) to the village. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of northeastern coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake that caused devastation in Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution.
050515-N-1485H-005 MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (May 15, 2005) – Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Lynette Shute of Colorado Springs, Colo., administers an anti-biotic orally to a new born infant in the province of Madang, Papua New Guinea as medical personnel from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and personnel from USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) provide health care and community relations (COMREL) to the village. Niagara Falls is currently sailing off the coast of northeastern coast of Madang where a volcano erupted earlier this year. Mercy is en route to its homeport of San Diego after taking part in Operation Unified Assistance in support of the tsunami and earthquake that caused devastation in Indonesia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton. Click photo to view or download high resolution.