Samoans with local ties take part in Pacific Partnership 2012 Humanitarian Mission.

From L-R, SH2(SW) Andrew Sagapolutele from the village of Vaitogi, LS1(SW/AW) Montgomery Mutu from the village of Leone, Civilian Mariner Filipo Autele from Ofu, Manu'a and PS2(SW/FMF/AW) Vale Mataafa from the city of Oceanside, California onboard the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in support of Pacific Partership 2012 in several countries throughout Southeast Asia. PP12 is the seventh in a series of U.S. Pacific Fleet sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance missions that work with and through host and partner nations and government organizations to collectively respond to natural disasters within the western pacific region. Countries involved are Indonesia, The Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia.


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