Oct. 25, 2018
Ecuadorian Minister of Defense Visits USNS Comfort
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador -- As part of its partnership with Ecuador, the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) hosted officials from the government of Ecuador during the ship’s medical assistance visit, Oct. 22.
Oct. 24, 2018
Marines wrap up 4 months of aid work after Fuego eruption in Guatemala
On June 3 of this year, the Fuego volcano, which lies near Guatemala City, erupted sending ash and a pyroclastic flow through homes and neighborhoods. By June 5, 99 people were reported dead, more than 200 were missing, and thousands of Guatemalans were displaced.
Oct. 23, 2018
Indo-Pacific Command Chief Receives Old Salt Award
The Navy continues a tradition as Adm. Kurt Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, turned over the Old Salt award to Adm. Philip Davidson – the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
Southern Partnership Station Begins Subject Matter Expert Exchanges in Panama
A team of U.S. Navy divers and explosive ordnance disposal technicians arrived in Panama Oct. 10 to begin Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEE) and partner capacity building engagements with Panamanian forces as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018.
Oct. 22, 2018
USNS Comfort Begins Medical Site Set-up in Ecuador
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador – A team comprised of more than 900 personnel, embarked aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), commenced their first mission stop as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Oct. 20.
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
U.S. Navy Medical Team Begins Subject Matter Expert Exchanges in El Salvador
U.S. Navy medical professionals assigned to Southern Partnership Station’s (SPS) Fleet Health Engagement Team (FHET) landed in El Salvador Oct. 3 to participate in subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) and partner capacity building engagements with El Salvadorian military professionals in La Union as part of SPS 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
MEDEL provides orphans dental care
SOTO CANO AIR BASE, HONDURAS —
Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element provided care for children from a local orphanage at a clinic in Comayagua, Oct. 11.
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.