HSC-23 Sailors load a training dummy into a rescue litter aboard USNS Mercy as part of Pacific Partnership 2018 humanitarian assistance exercise..
180427-N-MD713-0373.JPG Photo By: MC3 Cameron Pinske

TRINCOMOLEE, Sri Lanka - TRINCOMOLEE, Sri Lanka (April 27, 2018) Sailors assigned to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, load a training dummy into a rescue litter from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a humanitarian and disaster relief exercise aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). 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 3rd Class Cameron Pinske/Released)


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