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160803-N-ZY145-0937.jpg Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam

May 19, 2021
Da Nang, Vietnam - 160718-N-BB534-737 DA NANG, Vietnam (July 18, 2016) Tran Quang Anh (left), a neonatologist from Vietnam, asks Lt. Cmdr. Erin Moore, a vascular surgeon a question about inserting chest tubes during a subject matter expert exchange aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Anh visited Mercy to participate in a subject matter expert exchange to discuss trauma injuries and practice hands-on procedures. Mercy is joined in Da Nang by JS Shimokita (LST-4002) and Vietnam People's Navy ship Khánh Hóa for Pacific Partnership 2016. Partner nations are working 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 natural disaster or crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)


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