130606-N-WD757-060, a photo by SurfaceWarriors on Flickr.
APIA, Samoa (June 6, 2013) – Pacific Partnership U.S. and partner nation Biomedical equipment technicians check the condition of an ambulance stretcher belonging to the Samoan Fire and Emergency Services Authority to ensure its readiness to respond in case of emergency. Pacific Partnership is the largest disaster response-preparation mission in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The mission contributes to stability and security by opening dialogue and fostering friendships between leaders so that they are better prepared to work together when a regional disaster strikes. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)