Ninth Mission Stop of CP15 Wraps Up

Rounding out the ninth mission stop of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15), the CP-15 team of joint military, partner nation and non-governmental organization (NGO) personnel assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) completed medical, veterinary and engineering operations on Aug. 22.

To mark the end of the mission stop, the Minister of Defense hosted a closing ceremony at 27 de Febrero Naval Base and the CP-15 team wrapped up medical operations at the two medical sites, Parque del Este and Hermandad de los Pensionados, where they cared for more than 10,000 patients over the course of 10 days.

The CP-15 surgical team, in conjunction with NGO medical professionals, performed 109 surgeries aboard Comfort.

Continuing Promise 2015 will continue to the final two mission stops in Honduras and Haiti as the CP-15 team nears the final month of the mission’s six month deployment. All in all, nine mission stops have been completed, with more than 93,000 patients seen and over 1,000 surgeries conducted in Belize, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Dominica and the Dominican Republic.

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