Hospital Corpsman Angel Vega takes an X-ray of a patient's mouth aboard USNS Mercy during Pacific Partnership 2018.
180501-N-RM689-0064.JPG Photo By: MC2 Kelsey L. Adams

TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka - TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (May 1, 2018) Hospitalman Angel Vega, from Metuchen, N.J., assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18), takes an X-ray of a patient's mouth prior to performing a dental examination aboard Mercy. PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)


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