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GUGEEGUE, Marshall Islands (July 9, 2013) – Susan Opas, a pediatrician volunteer with Project Hope, lets a child patient listen to her heartbeat with a stethoscope at a medical civic action project during Pacific Partnership 2013. Working at the invitation of each host nation, U.S. Navy forces are joined by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and regional partners that include Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and New Zealand to improve maritime security, conduct humanitarian assistance and strengthen disaster-response preparedness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)