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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.

June 10, 2019

Hospital Ship to Depart Norfolk for Medical Mission

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) deploys from Naval Station Norfolk on Friday, June 14 at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During its five-month 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.  While deployed, Comfort will conduct mission stops in Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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 8, 2019

Navy Hospital Ship Deploying to Help Venezuelan Refugees

The U.S. is sending a hospital ship to aid in the refugee crisis resulting from instability in Venezuela. At the annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department, Vice President Mike Pence announced the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations next month.

Feb. 12, 2019

Navy Doctors Join Brazilian Hospital Ship Mission Along the Amazon River

On Feb. 4, 2019, Brazilian Navy Oswaldo Cruz-class hospital ship NAsH Carlos Chagas (U 19) departed Manaus, Brazil with four U.S. Navy physicians embarked to work alongside their Brazilian Navy counterparts and deliver medical care to a series of small villages peppering the coastline of the Amazon River over the course of one month.

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.

Nov. 2, 2018

USNS Comfort Begins Mission in Peru

A team comprised of more than 900 personnel, embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), commenced their second mission stop, in Paita, Peru, as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative, Oct. 30.

Oct. 30, 2018

American, Canadian, Ecuadorian Service Members Exchange Techniques for Medicine in a Tactical Environment

American, Canadian and Ecuadorian combat medics and hospital corpsmen gathered at a medical site, established by the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, to teach each other the different methods that each country uses for medicine in a tactical environment, Oct. 27.

Oct. 30, 2018

USNS Comfort Wraps Up Medical Assistance Mission in Ecuador

ESMARALDAS, Ecuador – Senior leadership and personnel embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended a closing ceremony at a medical site, in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, following five days of treating patients, Oct. 26.

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