USNS Comfort Ends CP-15 Mission in Guatemala

Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Guatemala May 1 after completing a nine-day mission stop in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15).

CP-15 mission personnel worked alongside Guatemalan counterparts, local volunteers and civilian professionals to provide medical, dental, optometry and veterinary services, including civil engineering projects at local schools from April 22-30.

The Comfort’s next mission stop is Kingston, Jamaica. The CP-15 medical team will set up two medical outreach sites at the National Indoor Sports Complex and the Maxfield Park Health to provide no-cost medical and dental services to Jamaican citizens. CMBU 202 has planned civic-assistance projects at three locations, to include a remodeling project at a local library.

In addition to Jamaica and Guatemala, the Comfort also visited Belize earlier this month. The ship is scheduled to partner with and provide support to Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama during CP-15.

Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and to show the United States’ continued support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean.

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