Pacific Partnership is the largest humanitarian and disaster response-preparation mission in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
In 2014, the ninth iteration of the mission will take place in the Southeast Asia region beginning in May. Directly assisting host nations Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Republic of the Philippines, a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ship will serve as this year’s primary mission platform, marking the first time Pacific Partnership will be led from a partner nation’s ship.
A simultaneous airborne phase – also a first for the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s annual humanitarian and disaster response-focused mission -- will fly assistance into host nations Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
Working at the invitation of each host nation, U.S. Navy forces will be joined by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and regional partners that include Australia, Chile, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore to improve multilateral humanitarian assistance (HA) and disaster relief (DR) preparedness.
For more information about Pacific Partnership, please visit http://www.cpf.navy.mil/pacific-partnership/2014/