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160628-N-BB534-517.jpg Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam

May 19, 2021
160628-N-BB534-517 LIGAO CITY, Philippines (June 28, 2016) Lt. Cmdr. Megan Clausen, a native of San Diego fits a patient for reading glasses at Ligao West Central Elementary School during Pacific Partnership 2016. Clausen was at the school as part of a cooperative health engagement where Pacific Partnership 2016 personnel attached to hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines spent the day educating people on health care, hygiene and nutrition. Participants also provided direct care services including optometry, dental care and physical therapy. Pacific Partnership is visiting the Philippines for the seventh time since its first mission in 2006. Partner nations will work side-by-side with local military and non-government organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events and subject matter expert exchanges to better prepare for a natural disaster or crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)


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