Coast Guard, Navy working together during USNS Comfort deployment 2019

November 4, 2019 – Coast Guard cutters are assisting the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in November during its medical assistance mission in Haiti, the last stop of a deployment that covered 12 countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell (WPC-1105) and the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore (WPC-1109) crews are providing force protection and enforcing a 500-yard security zone around the Comfort, as well as partnering with the hospital ship crew to provide medical assistance in Haiti, demonstrating…

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Comfort Arrives in Haiti to Provide Medical Assistance

November 7, 2019 – USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for its last medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Nov. 4. While in Port-au-Prince, U.S. service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nation staff to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs and demonstrate the commitment to strengthen regional medical capacity. “We are pleased to welcome the USNS Comfort for its sixth visit to Haiti in the past decade,” said Michele Sison, U.S. ambassador to Haiti.…

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USNS Comfort Arrives in Dominican Republic

October 17, 2019 – USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Oct. 14, for its tenth medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. 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. “We are committed to increasing regional collaboration and partner nation capacity to provide medical assistance and disaster relief, a high priority…

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Comfort Arrives in St. Kitts and Nevis to Provide Medical Assistance

October 7, 2019 – 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. While in Basseterre, U.S. service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nation staff to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs and demonstrate the commitment to strengthen regional medical capacity. “I want to bid a special welcome to the U.S. Navy ship Comfort and their goodwill mission of delivering healthcare to the…

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Comfort Arrives in Saint Lucia to Provide Medical Assistance

September 26, 2019 – USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Castries, Saint Lucia, for her eighth medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Sept. 23. While in Castries, U.S. service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nation staff to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs and demonstrate the commitment to strengthen regional medical capacity. “I am pleased and honored to welcome the opening of the humanitarian mission of the United States Naval Ship Comfort to Saint Lucia,” said…

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Comfort Begins Medical Services in Grenada

September 16, 2019 – Senior leadership from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) alongside partner and host nation representatives attended an opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the ship’s seventh medical mission stop in St. George’s, Grenada, Sept. 15. While in St. George’s, U.S. service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nations to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs and demonstrate the commitment to strengthen regional medical capacity. “It is truly a pleasure and honor to be here to welcome…

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Chilean Officer Serving on USNS Comfort

September 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Attending mostly to Venezuelan refugees, this noble humanitarian mission is in Granada after successfully passing through Trinidad and Tobago. Pomegranate. Within the framework of the “Continuing Promise” mission, led by the Southern Command of the United States through the 4th Fleet, the “USNS Comfort” Hospital Ship continues to be used as a platform to perform surgeries, with medical personnel, nurses on board , pavilions and scanner. Chilean 1st Lieutenant Jorge Núñez is taking part in 2019. The mission has doctors and health professionals from…

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Comfort Arrives in Manta for First Medical Mission

June 27, 2019 – USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Manta, Ecuador for the first mission stop of the 2019 deployment, June 26. While in Manta, U.S. service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nation medical professionals to provide much-needed medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs, including local populations and vulnerable Venezuelans who have fled to other countries in the region. “We are absolutely thrilled and eager to begin our work here in the beautiful port of Manta,” said Capt. Brian J. Diebold,…

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USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk for Medical Mission

June 14, 2019 – USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Norfolk, June 14, to begin her 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. “We are embarking on a five-month deployment to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to embark on a humanitarian assistance mission,” said Capt. B.J. Diebold, Comfort’s mission commander. “Our mission will consist of multinational personnel from across our…

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Hospital Ship to Depart Norfolk for Medical Mission

June 10, 2019 – 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. U.S. military medical personnel aboard the Comfort will work alongside a…

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USNS Comfort Mission Stops Announced

May 24, 2019 – U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will return for another deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean mid-June to begin a five-month medical assistance mission as a result of the humanitarian crisis created by the ongoing political and economic instability in Venezuela. Comfort medical teams will pull in to Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago for working port visits. “This deployment responds directly to the man-made crisis Maduro’s…

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USNS Comfort Returns to Norfolk After Completing Mission in South, Central America

December 19, 2018 – U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) pulled into Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 18, after completing her deployment to South and Central America in support of Enduring Promise. Comfort’s return to Norfolk signifies the conclusion of an 11-week medical support mission to the region as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. “The men and women on USNS Comfort, representing the best of the United States Navy and our nation, treated over 26,000 patients and conducted approximately 600 surgeries aboard the ship and at…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 7, 2018

General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut, is awarded a $346,500,311 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-16-C-2111 for fiscal 2019 lead yard support and development studies and design efforts for Virginia class submarines. This lead yard support will maintain, update, and support the Virginia class design and related drawings and data for each Virginia class Submarine, including technology insertion, throughout its construction and post shakedown availability period. The contractor will also provide all engineering and related lead yard support necessary for direct maintenance and support of Virginia class ship specifications.…

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Colombian Navy Welcomes USNS Ship “COMFORT” in the Urabá Antioqueño

November 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – In the framework of international cooperation and the strengthening of humanitarian missions in the region, the hospital ship USNS COMFORT “Durable Promise” reaches the waters of the Colombian Caribbean. This naval unit belonging to the Fourth Fleet of the United States will remain in the municipality of Turbo, Antioquia, to provide medical attention, from tomorrow 16 until November 20. The interagency effort between the Colombian Government and the Embassy of the United States is part of the strategy of regional cooperation among the Americas.…

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USNS Comfort Reaches Mid-Deployment in Panama

November 14, 2018 – Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T- AH 20) transited the Panama Canal, Nov. 11, following a two-day port visit in Panama City. Comfort is headed north to Turbo, Colombia, for the third of its five mission stops. Having completed mission stops in Esmeraldas, Ecuador and Paita, Peru, the crew has already treated 10,224 patients with general medical, dental and optometry needs as part of the U.S. Southern Command’s 2018 Enduring Promise initiative. “Comfort’s visit to Panama City was multi-purposed,” said Command Senior Chief Cory Anglin, senior enlisted…

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