Continuing Promise 2017 Special Report

The humanitarian mission Continuing Promise 2017 is underway, and this blog is your place to follow it.

Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet conducted deployment, focused on civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance activities comprised of medical, dental and veterinary support, as well as disaster response training to show U.S. commitment to Central and South American partner nations.

An estimated 15,000 people will be provided a variety of medical services including preventative medical treatments, dental screenings and treatment, optometry screenings, eyewear distribution and women’s health services.

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Highlights

Continuing Promise 2017 Completes Honduras, Tops 12,900 Patient Encounters

U.S. military personnel departed Trujillo, Honduras, after completing a 10-day mission stop in support of Continuing Promise 2017.

As part of the visit, a team of 169 Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps service members worked with local military counterparts, medical professionals, and volunteers to provide medical, dental, optometry, and veterinary services Feb. 21-March 2.

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TRUJILLO, Honduras (Feb. 25, 2017) Cmdr. Christopher Crecelius, assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., conducts a dental procedure training session for Honduran residents during Continuing Promise 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)
TRUJILLO, Honduras (Feb. 25, 2017) Cmdr. Christopher Crecelius, assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., conducts a dental procedure training session for Honduran residents during Continuing Promise 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)
TRUJILLO, Honduras (Feb. 25, 2017) Hospitalman Billy Gibson, assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla., cleans the teeth of a Honduran patient during Continuing Promise 2017 in Trujillo, Honduras. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)
TRUJILLO, Honduras (Feb. 25, 2017) Hospitalman Billy Gibson, assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla., cleans the teeth of a Honduran patient during Continuing Promise 2017 in Trujillo, Honduras. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)

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TRUJILLO, Honduras (Feb. 24, 2017) Army Sgt. Katia Rivera, assigned to Public Health Activity, Fort Belvoir, Va., and Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Rock, assigned to Naval Station Everett, Wash., inspect a dog for fleas during a veterinary check-up in support of Continuing Promise 2017 in Trujillo, Honduras. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)
TRUJILLO, Honduras (Feb. 24, 2017) Army Sgt. Katia Rivera, assigned to Public Health Activity, Fort Belvoir, Va., and Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Rock, assigned to Naval Station Everett, Wash., inspect a dog for fleas during a veterinary check-up in support of Continuing Promise 2017 in Trujillo, Honduras. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)

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Continuing Promise 2017 Begins Honduran Operations

An opening ceremony marked the start of operations for Continuing Promise 2017’s second mission stop in Trujillo, Honduras, Feb. 21.

The event included local government officials; U.S. and Honduran military personnel; and the Honorable James Nealon, U.S. ambassador to Honduras, who highlighted how the two nations’ partnership will make the 10-day mission stop successful.

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Guatemala Hosts Opening Ceremony for Continuing Promise 2017

An opening ceremony was held to celebrate the arrival of the humanitarian mission Continuing Promise 2017, Feb. 2, at its main medical site in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, which was Continuing Promise’s first stop on its three-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission.

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Continuing Promise 2017 Departs for Guatemala

The humanitarian mission Continuing Promise 2017 departed Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Jan. 26, for its stop in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala.

“Our visit gives us the chance to build on the previous missions’ successes while working with our partners to leave a positive impact in local communities.”

– Capt. Errin Armstrong
Commander, Continuing Promise 2017

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