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NORFOLK, Va. (June 14, 2019) U.S. Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) gets underway from Naval Station Norfolk, June 14. Comfort got underway to begin its deployment to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. USNS Comfort's return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released)
Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk for Medical Mission
By Military Sealift Command Public Affairs | June 15, 2019
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.

Logo for Fuerzas Comando 2019. (By Special Operations Command South)
Fuerzas Comando 2019 Set to Take Place in Chile
By Maj. Cesar H. Santiago, Special Operations Command South | June 11, 2019
Special operations forces from 20 countries will participate in Fuerzas Comando 2019 in Santiago, Chile, June 17-27.

NORFOLK, Va. (December 18, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort returns to Virginia after completing an 11-week medical support mission to South and Central America. Comfort will again deploy to the region June 14, 2019, for a 5-month medical assistance mission.  (U.S. Navy photograph by Brian Suriani/Released)
Hospital Ship to Depart Norfolk for Medical Mission
By Military Sealift Command | June 10, 2019
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.

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Rear Adm. Peter Brown and The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) crew stand on the flight deck amongst 26,000 pounds of interdicted cocaine and 1,500 pounds of interdicted marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, June 6, 2019. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America and include contraband seized and recovered in over a dozen interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy ships. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray.
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26,000 pounds of cocaine, 1,500 pounds of marijuana at Port Everglades
By U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast | June 7, 2019
The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) crew offloaded approximately 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine and 1,500 pounds of seized marijuana Thursday at Port Everglades.

U.S. Army Spc. Colin Yap, Joint Task Force – Bravo Medical Element medic, pricks the finger of young girl to measure her hemoglobin levels during a Pediatric Medical Readiness Training Exercise May 23, 2019 in La Paz, Honduras. MEDRET missions allow JTF-B medical personnel to train in their areas of expertise, while providing a service and strengthening partnership with the host nation. The service members saw approximately 120 patients during the mission.
JTF-B assess, educates Honduran community
By Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr. | May 31, 2019
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.

 

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