180425-N-NH199-0076 TRINCOMOLEE, Sri Lanka (April 26, 2018) Joint service members assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) work with Sri Lankan military members to mix stucco at a construction project site during an engineering exchange in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Harley K. Sarmiento/Released)