Hospital ship to provide medical assistance in Honduras and Peru, in addition to Colombia and Ecuador
Release No: 18-010
Aug. 31, 2018
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The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Comfort is providing medical services to people affected by Hurricane Maria, with supply support from DLA.
MIAMI - U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) will deploy to Honduras, Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador in late September to work alongside our partners on a mission providing medical assistance.
During a two-month humanitarian mission, U.S. military medical personnel will work alongside partners to provide medical assistance based on the needs identified by each host nation.
"This mission is a symbol of what can be accomplished when partners work together to aid people in need," said U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, which will oversee the deployment. "Because this mission is humanitarian in nature, it will focus on the people we're assisting, on the nations we're partnering with, and on the region we're supporting together."
This marks the hospital ship's sixth deployment to the region since 2007 and reflects the United States' enduring promise of friendship, partnership, and solidarity with the Americas.
U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office