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Jolo, Philippines June 8, 2006

- Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Tamara Marks plays with several of the children who accompanied their parents to the Medical/Dental Civic Action Project (Med/Den CAP) conducted on board the U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). During the six-hour Med/Den CAP, Mercy-embarked medical, dental and preventive health care professionals screened and treated hundreds of local Jolo residents. The San Diego-based Mercy is deployed to South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands area conducting humanitarian missions at the invitation of host nations. Mercy's medical staff provides a multitude of medical, dental and veterinary care for the people who live in this region, together with their Filipino counterparts, both at local city medical centers and on board the ship itself. Mercy's stop in Jolo is one of many, during its humanitarian deployment. Mercy is able to rapidly respond to a range of situations on short notice and is capable of supporting medical and humanitarian assistance needs with special medical equipment and a multi-specialized medical team, providing a range of services ashore as well as aboard the ship. The medical staff is augmented with an assistance crew, many of whom are part of nongovernmental organizations that have significant medical capabilities. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Stephen K. Robinson (RELEASED)

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Jolo, Philippines June 8, 2006

- The U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), anchored off of the coast of Jolo City. Since its arrival, Mercy's staff has assisted thousands of local citizens with medical and dental care. During its stay, this care was provided by a portion of Mercy's staff working side by side with their Filipino counterparts at several medical centers in the city, as well as patients being given care on the ship itself. Mercy is on a five-month humanitarian deployment to South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Edward G. Martens (RELEASED)

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Jolo, Philippines June 8, 2006

- The U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), anchored off of the coast of Jolo City. Since its arrival, Mercy's staff has assisted thousands of local citizens with medical and dental care. During its stay, this care was provided by a portion of Mercy's staff working side by side with their Filipino counterparts at several medical centers in the city, as well as patients being given care on the ship itself. Mercy is on a five-month humanitarian deployment to South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Edward G. Martens (RELEASED)

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Jolo, Philippines June 8, 2006

- The U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), anchored off of the coast of Jolo City. Since its arrival, Mercy's staff has assisted thousands of local citizens with medical and dental care. During its stay, this care was provided by a portion of Mercy's staff working side by side with their Filipino counterparts at several medical centers in the city, as well as patients being given care on the ship itself. Mercy is on a five-month humanitarian deployment to South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Edward G. Martens (RELEASED)

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Jolo, Philippines June 7, 2006

- Navy Lt. Robert Senko, and optometrist with the Medical Treatment Facility aboard the U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) gives an eye exam to a woman at Camp Bautista while the ship visits the city on a scheduled humanitarian mission. Mercy's crew is working to bring comprehensive health care to hundreds of local residents. In addition, Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four Zero (NMCB-40) performed minor construction projects at the Base. Mercy is on a five-month humanitarian assistance deployment to South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Mercy is uniquely capable of supporting medical and humanitarian assistance needs and is configured with special medical equipment and a robust multi-specialized medical team who can provide a range of services ashore as well as aboard the ship. The medical staff is augmented with an assistance crew, many of whom are part of non-governmental organizations, foreign militaries and other branches of U.S. Military that have significant medical capabilities. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Ryan Clement (RELEASED)

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Jolo, Philippines June 07, 2005

- Air Force Col. Jeffrey Swartz, a dentist, pulls teeth from patients aboard the U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Distributing medication, pulling teeth and performing general surgeries aboard Mercy were just a few the humanitarian aid projects performed. During the five-month humanitarian aid mission to host nations in the Pacific Islands and South and Southeast Asia, Mercy will be working in a joint environment. Mercy has already visited Zamboanga, Philippines where its crew had treated several thousand patients in one week. The Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Five (HSC-25) is attached to Mercy and will provide medical evacuation for patients as well as a mode of transportation for medical personnel to reach the shore. Mercy is uniquely capable of supporting medical and humanitarian assistance needs and is configured with special medical equipment and a robust multi-specialized medical team who can provide a range of services ashore as well as aboard the ship. The medical staff is augmented with an assistance crew, many of whom are part of non-governmental organizations, foreign militaries and other branches of U.S. Military that have significant medical capabilities. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Apprentice Mike Leporati (RELEASED)

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Jolo, Philippines June 7, 2006

- An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from the Guam-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron two Five (HSC-25), Island Knights, departs the U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) to pick up patients from the Sulu Provincial Hospital. The patients will be shuttled from the city of Jolo to the hospital ship Mercy for medical treatment during the ship's visit to the Sulu province of the Philippines. Mercy's medical staff will provide a multitude of medical, dental and veterinary care for the people who live in this region, together with their Filipino counterparts, both at local city medical centers and on the ship itself. Mercy's stop in Jolo is one of many, during its humanitarian deployment to South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Mercy is able to rapidly respond to a range of situations on short notice and is capable of supporting medical and humanitarian assistance needs with special medical equipment and a multi-specialized medical team, providing a range of services ashore as well as aboard the ship. The medical staff is augmented with an assistance crew, many of whom are part of nongovernmental organizations that have significant medical capabilities.U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Edward G. Martens (RELEASED)

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