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Enduring Promise: USNS Comfort Deployment 2019

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is on a five-month deployment to  Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts as part of the U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative.

The ship and crew will provide medical assistance to Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago as well as conduct logistics and liberty port visits to Panama and Curaçao.

Since 2007, personnel involved in USNS Comfort deployments have treated more than 488,000 patients, performed 5,500 surgeries, completed over 100 engineering projects, and conducted countless other assistance activities.

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USNS Comfort’s Journey in Photos

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NORFOLK (June 14, 2019) – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Norfolk for a scheduled deployment. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems strained by an increase in Venezuelan migrants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Keith Wilson/Released)

 

NORFOLK (Jun. 14, 2019) Sailors man the rails aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as they depart for a 2019 deployment. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems strained by an increase in Venezuelan migrants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria G. Llanos)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 15, 2019) Naval Musician 2nd Class Kent Grover, from Idaho Falls, Idaho, plays the saxophone aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is deploying to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. Comfort’s return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jacob Gleich/Released)
MIAMI (June 18, 2019) Vice President Mike Pence highlights the Enduring Promise medical assistance mission to reporters and citizens at a press event featuring the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort has departed on its 2019 Enduring Promise deployment to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. Comfort’s return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leona A. Donaldson/Released)
MIAMI (June 18, 2019) Lt. Gwendolyn Mann, from Hampton, Va., shows Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence an operating room during a tour of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is deploying to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. Comfort’s return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (June 20, 2019) Hospitalman Apprentice Jennifer Maria Fekos, from Pittsburg, participates in a manual blood pressure training with Ensign Lindsay Robinson from Woodbury, Minnesota, aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is deploying to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. Comfort’s return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria G. Llanos/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (June 22, 2019) Ensign Deonte Pressley, from Washington D.C., briefs a group of Sailors during passenger training aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is deploying to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. Comfort’s return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brendan Fitzgerald/Released)

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USNS Comfort News

USNS Comfort Crew Celebrates 121st Hospital Corpsman Birthday (June 17, 2019)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — The crew aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) celebrated the 121st birthday of the Hospital Corpsman rating during a ceremony on the ship’s mess decks June 17.

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Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville staff deploy with USNS Comfort (June 17, 2019)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) — Twenty-five staff from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville (co-located with Naval Hospital Jacksonville) are deploying aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

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Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk for Medical Mission (June 14, 2019)

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) left from Naval Station Norfolk, June 14, to begin its deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

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https://navylive.dodlive.mil/2019/06/25/enduring-promise-usns-comfort-deployment-2019/ U.S. Navy

Special Report: Enduring Promise

USNS Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative.

Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, the embarked medical team is providing care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas.

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USNS Comfort Departs for Medical Assistance Mission in South and Central America

U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 10, on an 11-week medical assistance mission to South and Central America where personnel will work closely with host-nation health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras.

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NORFOLK (Oct. 10, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Naval Station Norfolk on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command's Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel E. Gheesling/Released)
NORFOLK (Oct. 10, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Naval Station Norfolk on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel E. Gheesling/Released)

USNS Comfort Conducts Mass Casualty Training Exercise

Doctors, nurses and other embarked medical personnel aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) conducted a mass casualty training exercise in preparation for visiting medical sites in Central and South America, Oct. 13.

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Preventive Healthcare: Comfort’s Plan Heading into First Stop

Moving closer to providing care in the first country of an 11-week medical mission in support of Enduring Promise 2018, providers and corpsmen aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) are eager to execute a major initiative­ — preventive health care.

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USNS Comfort Transits the Panama Canal

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA (Oct. 17, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) transits the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Keith Wilson/Released)

USNS Comfort Begins Medical Site Set-up in Ecuador

A team comprised of more than 900 personnel, embarked aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), commenced their first mission stop as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Oct. 20.

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ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 20, 2018) Sailors move medical supplies from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) onto one of two medical sites in preparation for upcoming treatment days. Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Waldrop/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 20, 2018) Sailors move medical supplies from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) onto one of two medical sites in preparation for upcoming treatment days. Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Waldrop/Released)

http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2018/10/23/special-report-enduring-promise/ U.S. Navy