Friday, June 2, 2023

Flower Mound sailor serves with the Pacific Partnership

Musician 3rd Class Dakota Keller of Flower Mound (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Carpenter).

U.S. Navy Musician 3rd Class Dakota Keller, a Flower Mound native, is participating in Pacific Partnership, the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission in the Indo-Pacific region.

As a member of the Pacific Partnership 2019 team, Keller is one of more than 500 U.S. service members, volunteers and partner nation personnel taking part in a variety of projects including medical training, veterinary services, engineering projects, disaster response scenarios and community outreach engagements, according to a news release from the Navy Office of Community Outreach. Pacific Partnership’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific region.

“This is my first time experiencing another side of the world,” Keller said. “I’m going at it with eyes wide open and hoping to experience other cultures and to share a little bit of my own.”

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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