USNS Comfort Heads to Belize

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The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Miami, Fla. April 6 making its way to Belize, the first Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) mission stop.

CP-15 is a collaborative effort that affords military personnel the opportunity to work alongside partner nations and non-governmental organization civilian experts, promoting commitment and shared interests within the region of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

While in Miami, the Comfort hosted a luncheon on board for Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participating in CP-15. The luncheon provided an opportunity for CP-15 leadership and the NGO representatives to come together prior to the first mission stop in Belize.

Comfort is scheduled to conduct mission stops in Belize, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Panama.

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