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Special Report: Enduring Promise

USNS Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative.

Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, the embarked medical team is providing care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas.

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USNS Comfort Departs for Medical Assistance Mission in South and Central America

U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 10, on an 11-week medical assistance mission to South and Central America where personnel will work closely with host-nation health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras.

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NORFOLK (Oct. 10, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Naval Station Norfolk on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command's Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel E. Gheesling/Released)
NORFOLK (Oct. 10, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Naval Station Norfolk on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel E. Gheesling/Released)

USNS Comfort Conducts Mass Casualty Training Exercise

Doctors, nurses and other embarked medical personnel aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) conducted a mass casualty training exercise in preparation for visiting medical sites in Central and South America, Oct. 13.

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Preventive Healthcare: Comfort’s Plan Heading into First Stop

Moving closer to providing care in the first country of an 11-week medical mission in support of Enduring Promise 2018, providers and corpsmen aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) are eager to execute a major initiative­ — preventive health care.

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USNS Comfort Transits the Panama Canal

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA (Oct. 17, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) transits the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Keith Wilson/Released)

USNS Comfort Begins Medical Site Set-up in Ecuador

A team comprised of more than 900 personnel, embarked aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), commenced their first mission stop as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Oct. 20.

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ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 20, 2018) Sailors move medical supplies from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) onto one of two medical sites in preparation for upcoming treatment days. Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Waldrop/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 20, 2018) Sailors move medical supplies from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) onto one of two medical sites in preparation for upcoming treatment days. Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Waldrop/Released)

Ecuadorian Minister of Defense Visits USNS Comfort

As part of its partnership with Ecuador, the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) hosted officials from the government of Ecuador during the ship’s medical assistance visit, Oct. 22.

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ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Ecuadorian Minister of Defense Oswald Jarrin speaks during the opening ceremony at one of two medical sites. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Ecuadorian Minister of Defense Oswald Jarrin speaks during the opening ceremony at one of two medical sites. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)

Esmeraldas, Ecuador

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Oct. 22

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Sailors and partner-nation personnel check in patients at one of two medical sites during Enduring Promise 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Sailors and partner-nation personnel check in patients at one of two medical sites during Enduring Promise 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)

Oct. 22

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Hospitalman Cayman Buchanan, from Atlanta, helps a patient down the stairs at one of two medical sites. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Hospitalman Cayman Buchanan, from Atlanta, helps a patient down the stairs at one of two medical sites. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)

Oct. 22

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Dr. Carolina Melo, from the White Helmets of Argentina, translates for Lt. True Xiong, a dentist from Spokane, Wash., while conducting a dental procedure at one of two medical sites during Enduring Promise 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Dr. Carolina Melo, from the White Helmets of Argentina, translates for Lt. True Xiong, a dentist from Spokane, Wash., while conducting a dental procedure at one of two medical sites during Enduring Promise 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)

Oct. 22

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Rear Adm. Sean Buck (right), commander of U.S. 4th Fleet, meets members of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health while touring one of the two medical sites in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Rear Adm. Sean Buck (right), commander of U.S. 4th Fleet, meets members of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health while touring one of the two medical sites in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom/Released)

Oct. 22

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Lt. Emily Norris, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Mark Johnson perform an umbilical hernia surgery aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Lt. Emily Norris, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Mark Johnson perform an umbilical hernia surgery aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)

Oct. 22

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Dr. Maggie Cardonell, an ophthalmologist with Global First Responder and a professor from the University of Missouri, examines a patient’s eye during pterygium surgery, a corneal growth removal, aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 22, 2018) Dr. Maggie Cardonell, an ophthalmologist with Global First Responder and a professor from the University of Missouri, examines a patient’s eye during pterygium surgery, a corneal growth removal, aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
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Oct. 23

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 23, 2018) Members of the surgical services directorate aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) perform gallbladder surgery on a patient. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 23, 2018) Members of the surgical services directorate aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) perform gallbladder surgery on a patient. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)

 

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Oct. 24

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 24, 2018) Juan Francisco Saerz, right, a medical student from Quito, Ecuador, helps a patient find the correct eye-glasses prescription at one of two medical sites in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, set up by personnel embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 24, 2018) Juan Francisco Saerz, right, a medical student from Quito, Ecuador, helps a patient find the correct eye-glasses prescription at one of two medical sites in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, set up by personnel embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)

Oct. 24

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 24, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brandon Williams, from Brooklyn, N.Y., checks a patient’s eyesight at one of two medical sites in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 24, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brandon Williams, from Brooklyn, N.Y., checks a patient’s eyesight at one of two medical sites in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)

Oct. 24

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 24, 2018) Capt. Kevin Buckley, commanding officer of the hospital ship USNS Comfort's (T-AH 20) medical treatment facility, poses with a patient for a photo at one of two medical sites in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin Alexondra Lowe/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 24, 2018) Capt. Kevin Buckley, commanding officer of the hospital ship USNS Comfort’s (T-AH 20) medical treatment facility, poses with a patient for a photo at one of two medical sites in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin Alexondra Lowe/Released)
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Oct. 26

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 26, 2018) Milton Alessandrello, from the White Helmets Commission of Argentina, educates patients on flossing techniques at one of two medical sites in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. The White Helmets Commission is a body of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, in charge of designing and implementing international humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 26, 2018) Milton Alessandrello, from the White Helmets Commission of Argentina, educates patients on flossing techniques at one of two medical sites in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. The White Helmets Commission is a body of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, in charge of designing and implementing international humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom/Released)

Oct. 26

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 26, 2018) Capt. Kevin Buckley, commanding officer of the hospital ship USNS Comfort's (T-AH 20) medical treatment facility, speaks with Ecuadorian Ministry of Health officials from a local hospital. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 26, 2018) Capt. Kevin Buckley, commanding officer of the hospital ship USNS Comfort’s (T-AH 20) medical treatment facility, speaks with Ecuadorian Ministry of Health officials from a local hospital. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
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Oct. 26
USNS Comfort Surgeons Perform a Frontalis Sling Procedure to Save Ecuadorian Child’s Eyesight

Patricia Caicedo, grandmother of Domenica, both from Esmeraldas, Ecuador, speaks about the frontalis sling procedure her granddaughter received aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

 

Oct. 26
Closing Ceremony Held at One of Two Medical Sites in Esmeraldas

Senior leadership and personnel embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended a closing ceremony at a medical site, in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, following five days of treating patients, Oct. 26.

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Oct. 27

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Justin Ricciuti, from North Port, N.Y., ensures an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 maintains safe flight operations during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Justin Ricciuti, from North Port, N.Y., ensures an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 maintains safe flight operations during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley/Released)
Oct. 27

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) Senior Chief Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Scott Chun, from Honolulu, guides an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 towards supplies during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) Senior Chief Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Scott Chun, from Honolulu, guides an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 towards supplies during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley/Released)
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Oct. 27
American, Canadian, Ecuadorian Service Members Exchange Techniques for Medicine in Tactical Environment

American, Canadian and Ecuadorian combat medics and hospital corpsmen gathered at a medical site, established by the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, to teach each other the different methods that each country uses for medicine in a tactical environment, Oct. 27.

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ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) Ecuadorian service members demonstrate field medicine techniques during a multi-nation information exchange meeting on medicine in a tactical environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) Ecuadorian service members demonstrate field medicine techniques during a multi-nation information exchange meeting on medicine in a tactical environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) Canadian Forces Master Corporal Kristian Tam, discusses field medicine techniques during a multi-nation information exchange meeting on medicine in a tactical environment with American and Ecuadorian service members. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) Canadian Forces Master Corporal Kristian Tam, discusses field medicine techniques during a multi-nation information exchange meeting on medicine in a tactical environment with American and Ecuadorian service members. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Byron Stanly (right), from Geneseo, Ill., answers questions about field medicine techniques from an Ecuadorian service member during a multi-nation information exchange meeting on medicine in a tactical environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Byron Stanly (right), from Geneseo, Ill., answers questions about field medicine techniques from an Ecuadorian service member during a multi-nation information exchange meeting on medicine in a tactical environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) An Ecuadorian service member inspects a medical pouch issued to American troops in the field during a multi-nation information exchange meeting on medicine in a tactical environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) An Ecuadorian service member inspects a medical pouch issued to American troops in the field during a multi-nation information exchange meeting on medicine in a tactical environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) U.S., Canadian and Ecuadorian service members, partner nation and non-governmental organization personnel pose for a group photo following the conclusion of a multi-nation information exchange meeting on medicine in a tactical environment (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 27, 2018) U.S., Canadian and Ecuadorian service members, partner nation and non-governmental organization personnel pose for a group photo following the conclusion of a multi-nation information exchange meeting on medicine in a tactical environment (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
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Paita, Peru

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PAITA, Peru (Oct. 30, 2018) An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, conducts a vertical replenishment of medical supplies and equipment with the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) for shore based medical sites. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 30, 2018) An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, conducts a vertical replenishment of medical supplies and equipment with the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) for shore based medical sites. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 30, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Murphey, from Crestline, Calif., tests a patient’s glucose levels during intake at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 30, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Murphey, from Crestline, Calif., tests a patient’s glucose levels during intake at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 30, 2018) Mexican Army Maj. Didier Escobar, checks pupil response on a child patient at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 30, 2018) Mexican Army Maj. Didier Escobar, checks pupil response on a child patient at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 30, 2018) Capt. Walter Steigleman, from Orange Park, Fla., uses an indirect ophthalmoscope to examine a patient’s eyes during a check-up at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 30, 2018) Capt. Walter Steigleman, from Orange Park, Fla., uses an indirect ophthalmoscope to examine a patient’s eyes during a check-up at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 31, 2018) A seven-year-old patient prepares to enter surgery to repair a cleft palate aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 31, 2018) A seven-year-old patient prepares to enter surgery to repair a cleft palate aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 31, 2018) A seven-year-old patient prepares to enter surgery to repair a cleft palate aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 31, 2018) A seven-year-old patient prepares to enter surgery to repair a cleft palate aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 31, 2018) Canadian Forces Maj. Davin Schmidt (left), and Capt. Kenneth Ortiz, from Virginia Beach, Va., perform surgery to repair a seven-year-old patient's cleft palate aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Oct. 31, 2018) Canadian Forces Maj. Davin Schmidt (left), and Capt. Kenneth Ortiz, from Virginia Beach, Va., perform surgery to repair a seven-year-old patient’s cleft palate aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 1, 2018) Color guard personnel from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) (middle), Peruvian police (left), and Peruvian navy, participate in an opening ceremony of one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 1, 2018) Color guard personnel from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) (middle), Peruvian police (left), and Peruvian navy, participate in an opening ceremony of one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) Hospitalman Stacy Rodriguez, from Covina, Calif., performs an eye exam on a patient at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Winterlyn Patterson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) Hospitalman Stacy Rodriguez, from Covina, Calif., performs an eye exam on a patient at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Winterlyn Patterson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Makhazandra Navarro, from Seattle, draws blood from a patient for laboratory testing at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph DeLuco/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Makhazandra Navarro, from Seattle, draws blood from a patient for laboratory testing at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph DeLuco/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) Hospitalman Macky Refugia, from Guam, checks the vitals of a patient at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) Hospitalman Macky Refugia, from Guam, checks the vitals of a patient at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Peru during an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Peru during an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Deluco, a combat cameraman from Cheshire, Conn., takes a photo of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) anchored off the coast of Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Deluco, a combat cameraman from Cheshire, Conn., takes a photo of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) anchored off the coast of Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) Mariadominique Dupuy Smith, left, a translator, Canadian Forces Maj. Davin Schmidt, center, an oral surgeon from Pembroke, Ontario, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tristan Jordan, from Hot Springs, Ark., perform dental surgery on a patient at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin Alexondra Lowe/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) Mariadominique Dupuy Smith, left, a translator, Canadian Forces Maj. Davin Schmidt, center, an oral surgeon from Pembroke, Ontario, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tristan Jordan, from Hot Springs, Ark., perform dental surgery on a patient at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin Alexondra Lowe/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) Hospitalman Hannah Sullivanford, from Shrewbury, Mass., welcomes a patient at one of two medical sites. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin Alexondra Lowe/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 2, 2018) Hospitalman Hannah Sullivanford, from Shrewbury, Mass., welcomes a patient at one of two medical sites. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin Alexondra Lowe/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 3, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ariel Janifer, from District Heights, Md., interacts with a patient at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin Alexondra Lowe/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 3, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ariel Janifer, from District Heights, Md., interacts with a patient at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin Alexondra Lowe/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 3, 2018) Hospitalman Apprentice Amber-Lynn Twigg, from Las Vegas, escorts a patient to receive treatment at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 3, 2018) Hospitalman Apprentice Amber-Lynn Twigg, from Las Vegas, escorts a patient to receive treatment at one of two medical sites in Paita, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 4, 2018) Miguel Arce, a local priest from Piura, Peru, presides over a mass aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Waldrop/Released)
PAITA, Peru (Nov. 4, 2018) Miguel Arce, a local priest from Piura, Peru, presides over a mass aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Waldrop/Released)
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