CP-15 Final Mission Stop Ends
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Haiti on Sept. 19th, marking the completion of Comfort’s eleventh and final mission stop in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15).
Joint-military members and non-governmental organization volunteers completed medical operations at two medical sites in Port Au Prince, providing medical care to more than 14,000 patients at Amiral Killick Coast Guard Station and St. Luc hospital. Services offered at both sites brought the CP-15 mission total to over 120,000 patients cared for during the six-month humanitarian, civic assistance mission.
Since departing Norfolk in April, the CP-15 team has provided medical care, engineering support, and veterinary services in 11 countries to include Belize, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Haiti.
Before returning to Comfort’s homeport of Norfolk, Va., the ship will stop at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for a re-supply and the opportunity to take part in a conference alongside other medical professionals to discuss CP-15 and best practices for future missions. Comfort will then proceed to Mayport, Fla., where more than 100 members of the CP-15 mission, including the command element of Destroyer Squadron Four Zero, will return home.
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