USNS Comfort Makes a Stop in Miami
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Miami April 4 to host various tours and a distinguished visitor luncheon prior to its first Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) mission stop.
CP-15 is a collaborative effort that provides Sailors the opportunity to work alongside partner nation and civilian experts, promoting the commitment and shared interests within the region of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Capt. Sam Hancock, mission commander for CP-15, said:
We are looking forward to our visit in Miami and we are ready to begin our journey south to Belize, our first official mission stop.
Comfort is scheduled to conduct 11 mission stops in Belize, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Panama.
CP-15 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment that provides civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, SMEEs, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations, and shows U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean.
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