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USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) anchors off the coast of Dili, East Timor during Pacific Partnership 2008.

Photo by MC2 Joseph Seavey


Sailors from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteer with Galveston Assistance Team - Overhaul Response to distribute food, ice and water at a distribution point in Galveston, Texas. Nassau anchored off the coast of Galveston, to support civil authorities in disaster response in the wake of hurricane Ike.

Photo by MC2 Michael P. Cortez


Lt. Cmdr. Kathleen Sikes, assigned to USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), provides medical care to a local woman in Haiti.

Photo by MC2 Jilleanne Buda

A young girl peers through bricks in the auditorium of Juan Comenius High School, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, during a Continuing Promise 2008 humanitarian assistance project. USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) deployed as the primary platform for supporting the Caribbean phase of Continuing Promise '08.

Photo by MCSA Joshua Adam Nuzzo


HN Brian Rumbles, assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, examines a local Afghan at a temporary medical clinic to assist a local village outside of Bala Baluk's forward operating base in Farah Province.

Photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Jason T. Guiliano



A young Filipino student looks on as Sailors from USS Essex (LHD 2) unload boxes of supplies during a community relations project at the New Cabalan Elementary School in Subic Bay, Philippines.

Photo by MC3 Gabriel S. Weber


With a harbor security boat escort, USS Alexandria (SSN 757) heads to sea following a routine port visit in Souda Bay, Greece during a six-month deployment.

Photo by Paul Farley


HM1 Ade Luna and Air Force Tech Sgt. Carletta James, both embarked aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), speak to local children at a medical civil assistance project in Santa Rosa, Guyana, during the humanitarian and civic assistance mission Continuing Promise 2008.

Photo by MC2 Erik Barker


STG2 Dan Simmering, assigned to the forward-deployed U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8, steers his Zodiac boat toward the middle of the debris field of the crashed Ilyushin 76 aircraft in Africa's Lake Victoria, near Entebbe, Uganda. U.S. divers were part of a search and recovery operation being conducted by Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the government of Uganda.

Photo by MCC Cory Drake


Cmdr. Alison LeFebvre, a physical therapist assigned to USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), escorts an El Salvadoran child to physical therapy at a medical clinic at the Jose Pantoja Hija schoolhouse in La Union, El Salvador.

Photo by MC2 Marcus Suorez


HM2 Brian Saudau assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, treats a local Afghan boy at Patrol Base Jaker in the Nawa District of Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

Photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James B. Purschwitz
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Publication:All Hands
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2009
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