Friday, July 01, 2005

A mission of Mercy. . .

Sealift is a monthly publication of the Military Sealift Command, the U.S. government's sea logistical arm. The June issue includes many articles on the UNSN Mercy and the good works performed by her crew, young and old, in Indonesia. But this is really nothing new. The U.S. often provides humanitarian aid without fanfare. In addition to Indonesia, the Mercy and the USNS Niagara Falls responded to a help call in Papau New Guinea to help people who had been displaced by a volcano eruption. Another ship recently performed a rescue at sea. There is more to U.S. military power than guns and bombs: there is also compassion.

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