Pacific Partnership
GLENO, Timor Leste (June 15, 2016) Spc. Kayla Sutton, a native of Lake Helen, Florida, assigned to USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), hands out basic hygiene kits to local Timorese children at the Dona Ana Lemos Escuela elementary school during a Pacific Partnership 2016 health outreach event. Service members donated supplies provided by Project Hand Clasp, and educated kids on preventative health measures for basic hand washing, oral hygiene, water safety and mosquito protection. Pacific Partnership 2016 marks the sixth time the mission has visited Timor Leste since its first visit in 2006. Medical, engineering and various other personnel embarked aboard hospital ship Mercy are working side-by-side with partner nation counterparts, exchanging ideas, building best practices and relationships to ensure preparedness should disaster strike. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Cousins/Released)

Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class William Cousins |  VIRIN: 160615-N-TR165-396.JPG