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Dec. 19, 2018

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Returns to Norfolk After Completing Mission in South and Central America

NORFOLK, Virginia – The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) pulled into Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Dec. 18, after completing its deployment to South and Central America.

Dec. 10, 2018

DOD Spokesman: As U.S. Provides Aid to Central, South America, Russia Sends Bombers

Medical personnel aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort have treated more than 20,000 civilians, and performed more than 600 surgeries in several Central and South American nations, Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Dec. 10, 2018

USNS Comfort in Honduras: Opening Ceremony Held at a Land-based Site in Trujillo

Senior leadership and personnel embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended an opening ceremony at a land-based medical site in Trujillo, Honduras, Dec. 7.

Dec. 10, 2018

Venezuelan-American Medical Association Partners with Enduring Promise

The Venezuelan-American Medical Association (VAMA) partnered with the multinational medical team embarked on hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to engage in the Enduring Promise mission in Central and South America.

Nov. 29, 2018

Opening Ceremony Held in Riohacha, Colombia in Support of Enduring Promise 2018

RIOHACHA, Colombia (NNS) -- Senior leadership and personnel embarked aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended an opening ceremony at a land-based medical site in Riohacha, Colombia, Nov. 26.

Nov. 26, 2018

USNS Comfort: The Pride of the Mission

Since her sophomore year in high school, Michelle Tayas-Rivas has wanted to be a Hospital Corpsman. “I was in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in high school,” said Tayas-Rivas. “I knew I was going to join the military, and it was between the Marines and the Navy. Since the Marines don’t have a medical side, I chose the Navy.”

Nov. 25, 2018

A Volunteer’s Dream to Serve Comes True on USNS Comfort

Tammy Tangeman, a World Hope International volunteer, never thought that her dream of aiding the Navy in a medical assistance effort would be realized.

Nov. 16, 2018

USNS Comfort Reaches Mid-Deployment

Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T- AH 20) transited the Panama Canal, Nov. 11, following a two-day port visit in Panama City.

Nov. 13, 2018

An 8 Year-Old's Return to Comfort

Distant footsteps lightly echo through the empty passageway. Two figures of different height walk briskly through the hall toward a heavy steel door labeled “General Surgery: Authorized Personnel Only.” Attached at the hand, the smaller of the two, stops abruptly pulling his mother to a halt.

Nov. 9, 2018

USNS Comfort Mission: The Gift of Sight

ESMERALDAS, ECUADOR (NNS) -- Wheels from the gurney screeched down a dimly lit corridor in route to the operation room. On the gurney, an older man lay nervous and eager as he anticipates a life changing surgery that will restore one of his senses that was taken away from him; his sight. He has traveled far, yet endured far more, seeking this moment that was previously unavailable to him. This moment offered in the most unlikely of places, on the ocean in a white vessel with giant red crosses on its hull.

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