USNS Comfort Hits CP-15 Mid-Deployment Mark

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) celebrated the mid-deployment mark upon arrival in Panama City, Panama, June 30, for the crew’s first liberty port during Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15).

The united effort of host nation participants and the CP-15 crew has reflected a mutual dedication to providing quality patient care and promoting the shared interests, values and commitment to the region. This has resulted in the treatment of more than 62,500 primary care patients and veterinary care to more than 3,600 animals during mission visits in Belize, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador.

CP-15 host nation participants, partner nation participants, crew members, and non-governmental organization (NGO) volunteers have contributed to the seamless coordination of logistics, surgical screenings, patient care, engineering site projects, subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs), and community relations (COMREL) events.

Although this port visit marks the halfway point in the mission, the crew continues to look ahead to the remaining CP-15 mission stops, which include Colombia, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Honduras.

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