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July 1, 2019

Comfort Opening Ceremony Held in Manta

Senior leadership from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) alongside host and partner nation personnel attended the opening ceremony in Manta, Ecuador, June 28.

June 15, 2019

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk for Medical Mission

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. During its deployment, Comfort will provide medical assistance in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of the Venezuela political and economic crisis.

May 31, 2019

JTF-B Assess, Educates Honduran Community

Medics from Joint Task Force - Bravo’s Medical Element (MEDEL) and 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment partnered to help assess the needs of Florida de San Jose, a small community of La Paz, Honduras, during a Pediatric Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), May 22-23.

May 29, 2019

U.S. Military Helps Provide Medical Care in Guatemala

Medical, dental and vision care was provided by multiple organizations that include Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard Medical Detachment, U.S. Army Reserve 185th Dental Company, U.S. Air Force Reserve 87th Medical Support Squadron, Guatemala Ministry of Public Health, non-governmental organization Florida International University and Guatemalan forces over five days and helped provide needed medical and dental care for citizens of San Sebastian, Huehuetenango. 

May 17, 2019

New Horizons Ophthalmology Teams Give 262 Guyanese the Gift of Sight

U.S. military ophthalmology teams deployed in support of New Horizons exercise 2019 and partnered with Guyanese doctors at the Port Mourant Hospital in Port Mourant, Guyana, May 6-16, 2019.

May 15, 2019

Beyond the Horizon 2019 Kicks Off With Opening Ceremony in Guatemala

In a joint, multi-national opening ceremony, Beyond the Horizon 2019 officially kicked off here with the Guatemalan 5th Infantry Brigade and U.S. Forces May 13, 2019.

May 13, 2019

Multinational Disaster Response Forces Conduct FA-HUM Training in Dominican Republic

Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2019 observed day two of simulated disaster responses, May 9, 2019, in Bajo Yuna, Dominican Republic.

May 8, 2019

U.S. Army South conducts multinational humanitarian assistance/disaster relief exercise for the Dominican Republic

Over 300 military forces and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief personnel gathered for the opening ceremony for Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias, May 6, 2019, at the Ministry of Defense in Santo Domingo.

Feb. 17, 2019

DoD, DoS, USAID Work Together to Provide Aid for Venezuelans

Three C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Joint Base Charleston, S.C., delivered humanitarian aid to Cucuta, Columbia, Feb. 16, 2019 in coordination with the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development.

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.

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