July 25, 2011

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Farrington, Pacific Partnership 2011 Public Affairs
The Kaselehlie Press

POHNPEI, Federated States of Micronesia - The Pacific Partnership 2011 (PP11) team departed the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to complete the fifth and final phase of the mission, July 14.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7), the flagship for Pacific Partnership 2011, arrived in FSM 12 days prior with representatives from four of the U.S. service branches, and with members from the partner nations of Australia, Canada, Spain, and Malaysia. Medical officers from the Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) also provided support at multiple medical civic action projects in FSM.

The PP11 team engaged in medical, dental, veterinary, engineering, and community service civic action projects in all four states of the FSM Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae and Yap. Nearly 6200 Micronesians received treatment at the medical sites.

"PP11 marks another chapter in demonstrating the enduring commitment of the United States to the people of FSM," said Peter A. Prahar, U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. "The work that was done by more than 700 doctors, nurses, engineers, and veterinarians from the United States, along with partners from Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Canada, and Spain who are participating in Pacific Partnership 2011, has left an everlasting impact on every state of FSM,"