Vice Adm. Doug Crowder, commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet and Capt. William A. Kearns III, commander, Pacific Partnership 2008 will conduct a live briefing from the hospital ship USNS Mercy located in Nha Trang, Vietnam. The briefing will be at 10 a.m. EDT, June 27, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, and will provide an update on Pacific Partnership 2008 and its historic visit to Vietnam.
USNS Mercy is on a deployment to the Western Pacific conducting humanitarian and civic assistance projects with partner nations and non-governmental organizations. Background information on Pacific Partnership 2008 can be found at http://www.cpf.navy.mil/subsite/pp08/index.html .
Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.