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USS Denver arrives in Dili, Timor-Leste Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Lindahl

Sailors perform sea and anchor detail as amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) anchors in the harbor of Dili, Timore-Leste. Denver is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is currently conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Lindahl/Released)

DILI, Timor-Leste – Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Dili, Timor-Leste, Aug. 27, following scheduled operations in the region.

During the visit to Dili, Denver’s medical staff is scheduled to conduct medical training in a collaborated session at National Hospital Guido Valadares on basic lifesaving, while sailors and Marines conduct a variety of military exercises with the Timorese Defense Forces. A host of community service programs are also scheduled.

The medical training will be held in collaboration with staff from the Royal Darwin Hospital in Darwin, Australia, already embarked on Denver, Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Health Directorate of Community Health Services, HNGV, the National Hospital Referral and Ambulance Services, St. John of God, and the USAID-funded health improvement project.

“I am excited about our port visit to Dili and the positive impact our sailors and Marines will have with all the programs and events we have set up,” said Denver’s Command Master Chief Edwin Purdy. “Providing assistance to the people of Timor-Leste serves as a testament of our desire to strengthen this relationship well in to the future.”

Denver is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st MEU, is currently conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. For more news about PHIBRON 11 or USS Denver (LPD 9), visit: www.facebook.com/#!/PHIBRON11 or
www.cpr11.navy.mil, http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/lpd9/Pages/default.aspx.


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Date Taken:08.27.2013

Date Posted:08.27.2013 05:49

Location:DILI, TLGlobe

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