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USNS Fall River arrives in Thailand

22nd May 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


US Navy expeditionary fast transport ship, USNS Fall River, has arrived in Sattahip, Thailand, for the final mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2019, the US Indo-Pacific Command announced on 20 May.

The mission in Thailand incorporates knowledge exchanges including engineering civic-action projects, humanitarian assistance-disaster relief drills, medical and dental readiness in addition to outreach events and band performances.

Working at the invitation of each host nation, Pacific Partnership brings together military and civilian partner nation personnel from Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, the UK and the US.

Lt Col Sasipandh Hiranwong of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, said: ‘Our collaboration will benefit the people in the Indo-Pacific Region. We hope that all countries in the region will hear about this mission and join in the future.’

USNS Fall River is a Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship of the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command.

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