PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

160610-M-TM809-635 DILI, Timor Leste (June 10, 2016) Constructionman 2nd Class Falcon Allaire, a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, lets a Timorese boy help him paint Aimutin School during Pacific Partnership 2016. U.S. Navy Seabees and U.S. Marines are working alongside Timorese and Australian engineers on various construction projects at Aimutin and Maneluana School. This year marks the sixth time the mission visited Timor Leste since it’s first visit in 2006. Medical, engineering and various other personnel embarked aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) are working side-by-side with partner nation counterparts, exchanging ideas, building best practices and relationships to ensure preparedness should disaster strike. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brittney Vella/Released)

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