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The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as it prepares for a six-day medical mission, Oct. 14, 2019. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems, including those strained by an increase in cross-border migrants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan K. Nall)
Comfort Arrives in Dominican Republic to Provide Medical Assistance
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Maria Llano | Oct. 17, 2019
The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for its tenth medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Oct. 14. While in Santo Domingo, U.S. service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nation staff to provide much-needed medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs and demonstrate the commitment to strengthen regional medical capacity.

Coast Guard offloads more than $92 million worth of cocaine in San Diego
By | Oct. 17, 2019
The Coast Guard offloaded more than $92 million worth of seized cocaine in San Diego Wednesday. The cocaine was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband represents four suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions by the crews of three Coast Guard cutters off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America between late July and early October by the following Coast Guard cutters:

Comfort Strengthens Partnership with St. Kitts and Nevis Following Successful Medical Mission
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobby Siens | Oct. 13, 2019
The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed St. Kitts and Nevis following the completion of the ship’s ninth medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Oct. 12.

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis as it prepares for a six-day medical mission, Oct. 3, 2019. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems, including those strained by an increase in cross-border migrants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan K. Nall)
Comfort Arrives in St. Kitts and Nevis to Provide Medical Assistance
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobby Siens | Oct. 7, 2019
The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, for its ninth medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Oct. 3.

Southcom Commander: Foreign Powers Pose Security Concerns
By C. Todd Lopez | Oct. 6, 2019
In South and Central America, four foreign powers are operating with differing involvement across

 

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