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190325-N-PX867-1128 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 25, 2019) Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) assess a patient in the main battle dressing station (BDS) during a general quarters (GQ) drill. Boxer is underway conducting routine operations as a part of USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Whitley) 190319-N-NB178-1053 MAJURO, Republic of the Marshall Islands (March 19, 2019) U.S. Navy Sailors demonstrate physical therapy procedures with Marshallese medical personnel during a sports medicine lab workshop at Majuro Hospital during Pacific Partnership 2019. Pacific Partnership, now in its 14th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Each year, the mission team works 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 in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyrell K. Morris/Released) 190315-N-SZ865-1366 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 15, 2019) Sailors assess a simulated medical casualty in the main battle dressing station during an exercise aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)

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