USNS Mercy Leaves San Diego For Humanitarian Mission (Video)
The crew of the USNS Mercy will help provide medical, dental, and veterinary assistance to people in need, and help with engineering projects in Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
USNS Mercy's civil master servant Capt. Jonathan Olmsted is in charge of the ship. He said he's excited for the upcoming mission:
“Having participated in Pacific Partnership 2009, I know firsthand what an impact we have on the local populations we visit. In building these relationships, we’ll have a better understanding of how multiple militaries and civilian organizations can work together to overcome the adversity of a natural disaster.”