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190319-N-ZY145-2799.jpg Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey A

May 19, 2021
Bengkulu, Indonesia - 180404-N-RM689-0175 BENGKULU, Indonesia (April 4, 2018) Ens. Natalie Spritzer, a native of Encinitas, Calif., gives a speech about how women and children are effected by natural disasters during a women’s peace and security symposium aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during the Indonesia mission stop 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 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)


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