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Enduring Promise: USNS Comfort Deployment 2019

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is on a five-month deployment to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts as part of the U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. The ship and crew will provide medical assistance to Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican …

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National Nurses Week

In observance of National Nurses Week, a big thank you to the dedicated U.S. Navy nurses around the world for all their hard work providing care, and the important roles they play not only for military service members and their families, but also for all people in need!

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Navy Medicine’s transformation: How hospital corpsmen fit in

By Force Master Chief Hosea Smith Jr. Director, U.S. Navy Hospital Corps Several weeks ago, the U.S. Navy surgeon general outlined the significant changes that will reshape our Navy Medicine mission toward greater readiness. We are refining our organizational structure so we can ensure a medically ready force – Sailors …

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Building Navy Medicine’s Future: Taking a bearing

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Military medicine, including Navy Medicine, is undergoing some of the most significant changes we have seen in decades. From changes mandated by Congress, to Department of Defense-directed reforms, we have an opportunity …

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Special Report: Enduring Promise

Enduring Promise Blog

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 …

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