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Rear Admiral Sean Buck, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command addresses reporters at press conference for the homecoming of USNS Comfort.
181218-N-CX372-0180.JPG Photo By: Brian Suriani

Norfolk - 181218-N-CX372-0180 NORFOLK, Va. (December 18, 2018)—Rear Admiral Sean Buck, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command addresses reporters at press conference for the homecoming of USNS Comfort. Comfort returned to Virginia after completing its 11-week medical support mission to South and Central America, part of U.S. Southern Command’s Operation Enduring Promise initiative. From left to right, Capt. David Murrin, Master, USNS Comfort, Capt. William Shafley, Mission Commander, Capt. Kevin Buckley, Medical Treatment Facility Commanding Officer, USNS Comfort, Capt. Hans Lynch, Commander, MSC Atlantic. Comfort’s embarked medical team worked with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Columbia and Honduras, providing care both aboard the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partially by an increase in cross-border migrants. (U.S. Navy photograph by Brian Suriani/Released)


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