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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.

Nov. 16, 2018

Visiting Colombia, CSAF stresses importance of maintaining close ties to key Latin America ally

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein concluded a two-day visit to Colombia on Thursday, reinforcing bonds with one of the United States’ closest allies in Latin America and pledging to accelerate joint training activities with an air force he called the “gold standard” in the region.

Oct. 22, 2018

Histopathology on USNS Comfort

Beakers and jars line a lab table in a small room. The colored fluid in them sways from side to side as the ship gently rocks while at sea. A hospital corpsman takes a translucent, paper-thin skin sample from a machine and dips it in the liquid, where spots and circles appear, lightly colored by the substance they were put in.

Oct. 17, 2018

Preventive Healthcare: Comfort's Plan Heading into First Stop

CARIBBEAN SEA (NNS) -- 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.

Oct. 16, 2018

USNS Comfort Conducts Mass Casualty Training Exercise

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 13, 2018) – 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, 2018.

Oct. 15, 2018

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.

Sept. 1, 2018

Colombia Takes the Lead in UNITAS LIX, Hosts Multinational Exercise

Colombian naval forces are taking the helm for UNITAS LIX, hosting 11 countries’ naval maritime forces during the annual exercise from Aug. 31 – Sept. 11.

July 26, 2018

Spearhead Deploys, Marking the Start of Southern Partnership Station

The U.S. Navy deployed USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 to the Caribbean, Central and South America to conduct subject matter expert exchanges and water well construction projects from July to October 2018.

July 12, 2018

U.S. Marine Leadership Visit USS Gunston Hall as part of Southern Seas 2018 Deployment

Maj. Gen. Helen G. Pratt, commanding general, 4th Marine Logistics Group (MLG), U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the U.S. Marine’s first female sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Lanette N. Wright, 4th MLG visited USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) met with embarked Marines from the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force–Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC), July 10.

May 22, 2018

Laying the groundwork for a multinational amphibious task force

Personnel, aircraft, and equipment from key partner nations working shoulder to shoulder while serving together in a multinational amphibious task force within maritime areas of Latin America and the Caribbean – this is what the future looks like in the minds of Marines and Sailors from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South and several other regional military forces.

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