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NAVY person nel on Pacific
Partnership 2012 have made a
flying finish to their humani-
tarian civic assistance work in
South-east Asia after the last
mission stop in Cambodia.
The second contingent of
mostly medical and dental pro-
fessionals flew back to Australia,
after spending the last six weeks
p roviding help to disadvan-
taged people in Vietnam and
Based aboard the US Navy
hospital ship USNS Mercy, the
sailors were among 61 ADF
personnel assigned to Pacific
Partnership's 12-week jour-
ney, which included visits to
Indonesia and the Philippines.
Australian contingent com-
mander CMDR Ken Walters said
the Aussies represented their
"Our continuing presence on
the an nual Pacific Partnership
mission has not gone unnoticed
by ou r American allies," he said.
"The Australians are the larg-
est partnering military force
to the US this year, and we are
the only partner nation to have
served on all Pacific Partnership
activities with the US since the
Partnership's inception in 2006.
CMDR Walters said at the
heart of the mission was the
direct impact personnel made on
the lives of the locals.
"In the Philippines the mul-
tinational medical teams saw
more than 16,000 patients at
the regional day clinics, and
at all those clinics there were
Australian medical and dental
personnel working shoulder-
to-shoulder with people from
as far away as Canada and the
Netherlands," he said.
"Added to that are the thou-
sands of people who will benefit
from the engineering and veteri-
nary projects we have completed."
This year the mission saw
1100 specialists from 14 military
and 23 non-government organi-
sations assemble on the USNS
Mercy to deliver free dental,
medical, veterinary and engi-
neering civic aid projects.
With such a diverse range of
expertise on board it was also an
opportu nity for the Australian
members to lear n from subject
matter experts and to also learn
about different nationalities, a
point not lost on ABMED Daniel
"There were a lot of different
cultures wrapped up as one," he
"There was a vast amount of
experience and a lot of differ-
ent skills, and the ability to work
with different people and learn
new things was fantastic."
Ultimately though the
reward for ser ving on Pacific
Partnership came from the peo-
ple of the host nations involved.
For doctor LEUT Mark Bolt
the lasting memory will be the
humility and genuine gratitude of
the people he met and treated.
"The best thing is that they
always left with a smile," he said.
"Even if we couldn't solve
their problem, they still appreci-
ated our help.
"It leaves you with a very pos-
itive outlook on life."
It's a wrap
in the Pacific
WITH A SMILE: Nursing officer LEUT Timothy Baron gives the thumbs up to
Cambodian boy Ty Lythorng before a surgical procedure aboard USNS Mercy. Inset,
dentist LCDR Catherine Galloway checks the effectiveness of the numbing agent used
to treat Cambodian girl My Sinat.
Photos: FSGT Craig Sharp
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