USNS Mercy Thanked in FSM Congressional Resolution

Story Number: NNS081111-02Release Date: 11/11/2008 6:57:00 AM
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By U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

Federated States of Micronesia (NNS) -- Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) President Emanuel Mori signed into congressional law a resolution thanking the USNS Mercy (T-AH19) Pacific Partnership mission during the fifth regular session of the 15th Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia Oct. 29.

According to a press release from the FSM Public Information Office, Congressional Resolution No. 15-145 was instituted to convey "profound gratitude and appreciation to the team of health services professionals and crew of USNS Mercy for humanitarian assistance and medical assistance to the people of Yap, Chuuk and Pohnpei during the visit to the FSM."

The Aug. 22 to Sept. 1 visit was the fifth and final stop on Mercy's Pacific Partnership 2008 deployment which ran from May through September. During the FSM visit, Mercy and other Pacific Partnership personnel treated 3,000 dental patients, 15,000 medical patients and performed more than 200 surgeries.

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The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is anchored off the coast of Weno Island.
080831-N-8878B-486 CHUUK, Federated States of Micronesia (Aug. 31, 2008) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is anchored off the coast of Weno Island, supporting Pacific Partnership 2008. Pacific Partnership in support of and in cooperation with the government of the Federated States of Micronesia, partner nations including representatives from India and Canada and many non-governmental organizations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)
September 1, 2008
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