USNS Comfort Leaves Belize, Ending First CP-15 Mission Stop

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The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Belize City April 19. This marks the completion of the first mission stop for Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15).

Continuing Promise is a collaborative effort with partner nations to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response within the region, demonstrating the U.S. support and commitment to Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

At the closing ceremony for the mission stop, the U.S. Ambassador to Belize, Belizean government officials and CP-15 leadership and crew commemorated the accomplishments and success that was produced from the overall mission stop between the people of Belize, the Belizean government and the CP-15 crew.

The Comfort’s next mission stop is in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. The CP-15 crew will have sites at Casa Social del Maestro and Complejo Deportivo to provide no-cost medical and dental services to citizens, and CMBU 202 has planned civic-assistance projects at two area schools.

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