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  • 10 July 2015
    Authorities

    Commanding officer, Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) embarked onboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), Capt. Christine Sears, relieved the MTF’s senior enlisted leader following an alcohol-related incident while on liberty in Panama. Command Senior Chief Aurelio Ayala has been temporarily reassigned to Military Sealift Command in Norfolk, Virginia pending the completion of an investigation. There is no […]

  • 8 November 2019
    Vessels

    On November 4, the US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for its last medical mission stop in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. While in Port-au-Prince, US service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nation staff to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is ready to start Enduring Promise, an 11-week medical assistance mission conducted with host-nation health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Honduras. Comfort is scheduled to depart Norfolk on October 11, en route to South America and Central America. The purpose of the deployment is to […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is set to deploy from Norfolk, Virginia, this week to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) from April through October 2015. During CP-15’s mission, USNS Comfort will visit Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Dominica, the Dominican Republic , El […]

  • 20 December 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s 272-meter long hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk on December 18, completing over two months of medical support operations in South and Central America as part of Enduring Promise. The Enduring Promise initiative is a US Southern Command project to provide medical assistance in the region. “The […]

  • 21 August 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy is expected to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia with the aim of helping local health workers respond to an ever increasing number of Venezuelan refugees arriving in Colombia and other South American countries. The deployment of USNS Comfort was confirmed by US defense secretary Jim Mattis who said the ship would be deployed […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Authorities

    The US Military Sealift Command ship USNS Comfort has departed San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is now underway standing ready for additional mission assignments. Comfort is currently underway and expected to arrive and provide medical services in the Aricibo-Manati region. While in San Juan, the hospital ship treated a total of 66 patients including 10 […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Authorities

    The US announced it would send its hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to the Caribbean, Central America and South America in response to the regional impacts of political and economic crises in Venezuela. The ship is scheduled to deploy in June from Naval Station Norfolk and will operate in the region to help countries […]

  • 11 September 2011

      U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived home in Baltimore Sept. 8 after completing Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11), a five-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission in the southern hemisphere. CP11 was part of an annual mission that fosters goodwill, and demonstrates U.S. commitment and support to Central America, South America and the […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Naval Station Norfolk on March 29 for New York City in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. The ship will serve as a referral hospital for patients not infected with COVID-19, providing a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Callao, Peru, for the second port visit of its 2019 deployment. The ship arrived in Callao on July 8 to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs, including local populations and Venezuelans who have fled to Peru from the humanitarian crisis in […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Authorities

    The US Military Sealift Command-operated hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) entered its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk on November 20 after concluding its Puerto Rico medical care mission. Comfort departed Virginia Sept. 29, and had been in Puerto Rico for almost two months providing disaster relief support after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Comfort […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Miami, Fla. April 6 making its way to Belize, the first Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) mission stop. CP-15 is a collaborative effort that affords military personnel the opportunity to work alongside partner nations and non-governmental organization civilian experts, promoting commitment and shared interests within […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An opening ceremony was held to celebrate the arrival of hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and its crew as part of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) on April 10. Belize is Comfort’s first stop on its six-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission. Deputy Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Tovo, remarked on the U.S. […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities

    Commander, Military Sealift Command, Rear Adm. Thomas K. Shannon, relieved Capt. Rachel Haltner of her duties as commanding officer, Medical Treatment Facility (MTF), USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), March 30. Shannon cited a loss of confidence in Haltner’s ability to command as the reason for her relief pending completion of an investigation into the command climate. […]

  • 17 June 2019
    Authorities

    USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), the US Navy’s 272-meter hospital ship, got underway from Naval Station Norfolk on June 14 to begin its deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. During its deployment, Comfort will provide medical assistance in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of the Venezuela political […]

  • 28 May 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is beginning another deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean mid-June to deliver medical assistance in response to the humanitarian crisis created by the ongoing political and economic instability in Venezuela. During its five-month deployment, Comfort medical teams will pull in to Colombia, Costa Rica, […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Miami April 4 to host various tours and a distinguished visitor luncheon prior to its first Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) mission stop. CP-15 is a collaborative effort that provides Sailors the opportunity to work alongside partner nation and civilian experts, promoting the commitment and […]

  • 27 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Mayport, Sept. 25 after completion of the humanitarian and civil assistance mission Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15). The brief stop allowed for a portion of CP-15 team to disembark before Comfort continues on to its homeport in Norfolk, Virginia. During the one-day stop in […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Continuing Promise (CP-15) team embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) completed the tenth mission stop in Trujillo, Honduras, in support of CP-15 on Sept. 6. The team began its tenth mission stop in the towns of Trujillo, Puerto Castilla, and Corocito on August 29 in support of the […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) team embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) in El Salvador after transiting the Panama Canal, June 17. Host nation government and military officials, including the Minister of Health, Minister of Defense, and the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, welcomed the arrival of Comfort and its […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded Boston Ship Repair a $17.2 million contract for a 75-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Work on the Military Sealift Command-operated hospital ship will include servicing of generator turbines, switchboard/motor controller cleaning inspection, auxiliary diesel generator top end […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An opening ceremony was held at Kingston, Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Complex May 6 to commence the visit of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and its crew as part of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15). The event was attended by CP-15 leaders, the U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Luis Moreno, local government officials and […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities

    The Military Sealift Command Mercy-class hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Dominica, Aug. 6, completing the crew’s eighth mission stop as part of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15). Working alongside government officials, community leaders and host-nation healthcare professionals and medical students, the CP-15 team provided medical care to more than 11,000 residents at medical sites […]

  • 16 March 2011

      The Navy says the Baltimore-based hospital ship USNS Comfort is preparing for a new mission to Central and South America and the Caribbean… (abc2news) [mappress] Source: abc2news,March 16, 2011;

  • 25 March 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. Fleet Forces formally notified several Navy commands that the Secretary of Defense approved cancellations of their upcoming deployments. The April deployments of the Naval Station Norfolk-based USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), USS Kauffman (FFG 59) and the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-based USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51), along with their supporting units, have been cancelled due […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 19), with over 700 navy medicine personnel aboard, is set to sail for Puerto Rico and hurricane relief efforts on April 29. A total of approximately 750 navy medicine staff is what it is needed to complete the medical manning needs to support the 250-bed ship capability specific […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Colon, Panama, on June 9 after completing an eight-day mission stop in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15). CP-15 mission personnel worked alongside volunteers from Panama’s Ministry of Health, government and medical professionals to provide residents with medical, dental and veterinary services from May […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Military Sealift Command hospital ships USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) recently returned to their homeports. Mercy returned to Naval Base San Diego Sept. 27, after a nearly five-month deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2015. The mission provided humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Comfort returned to […]