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USNS Comfort get underway for a five month deployment.

USNS Comfort get underway for a five month deployment.

NORFOLK, Va. (Jun. 14, 2019) U.S. Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) gets underway from Naval Station Norfolk, June 14. Comfort got underway to begin its deployment to South America, Central America and ... More

Coat of arms for:  USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20)

Coat of arms for: USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The hospital ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) passes through the Pedro Miguel Locks of the Panama Canal while en route to its home port of Baltimore.  The USNS COMFORT, along with the hospital ship USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), is operated for the Navy by the Military Sealift Command

The hospital ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) passes through the Pedro Migu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panama Canal Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Gildow, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital P... More

A medical corpsman stands by on the flight deck of the USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20) following the landing of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter. The COMFORT is en route to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

A medical corpsman stands by on the flight deck of the USNS COMFORT (T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Allen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

A 45th Medical Company UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter stands on the flight deck of the hospital ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20) with wheels chocked in preparation for a drill in support of Operation Desert Shield

A 45th Medical Company UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter stands ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Usns Comfort (T-AH 20) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. Brian Cumper Release Status: Released to Public Combin... More

Crew members move a bed aboard the hospital ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20) as the vessel is en route to the Middle East during Operation Desert Shield

Crew members move a bed aboard the hospital ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Usns Comfort (T-AH 20) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Carl, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

LT. COL. John R. Allen, executive officer of Joint Task Force-160, gives a guided tour to presidential special envoy to Haiti, the Honorable Mr. William Gray. The tour demonstrated the route Haitian migrants will take when they are delivered to the USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20) for screening as political asylum applicants

LT. COL. John R. Allen, executive officer of Joint Task Force-160, giv...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SEA SIGNAL Base: Guantanamo Bay Country: Cuba (CUB) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. M. T. Huff Release Status: Released to Publi... More

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jessica Newland takes the temperature of a boy in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jessica Newland takes the temperature of a...

Aboard USNS Comfort Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jessica Newland takes the temperature of a boy in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is one of two hospital ships operated by M... More

Twelve Iraqi patients fill all the beds in one of the Intensive Care Units (ICU) aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Twelve Iraqi patients fill all the beds in one of the Intensive Care U...

Aboard USNS Comfort Twelve Iraqi patients fill all the beds in one of the Intensive Care Units (ICU) aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is one of two hospital ships operated by Military Sealift Command and... More

USNS Comfort's (T-AH 20) halls are as wide and long as a shore based hospital, which makes it easy to transport patients to different areas of the ship.

USNS Comfort's (T-AH 20) halls are as wide and long as a shore based h...

Aboard USNS Comfort USNS Comfort's (T-AH 20) halls are as wide and long as a shore based hospital, which makes it easy to transport patients to different areas of the ship. Comfort is one of two hospital ships... More

 Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jean-Pierre Turier Jr., one of USNS Comfort's (T-AH 20) physical therapy technicians

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jean-Pierre Turier Jr., one of USNS Comfo...

Aboard USNS Comfort Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jean-Pierre Turier Jr., one of USNS Comfort's (T-AH 20) physical therapy technicians, works with an Enemy Prisoner of War (EPW) to insure full range of motion as... More

 Army Specialist Paris Blackwell keeps watch over Enemy Prisoners of War (EPWs)

Army Specialist Paris Blackwell keeps watch over Enemy Prisoners of W...

Aboard USNS Comfort Army Specialist Paris Blackwell keeps watch over Enemy Prisoners of War (EPWs) in one of the wards aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Rooms had to be secured to be sure no weapons could be use... More

Several wards holding recovering patients have been nicknamed

Several wards holding recovering patients have been nicknamed

Aboard USNS Comfort Several wards holding recovering patients have been nicknamed "The Village" by crew members because of the community atmosphere aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is one of two hospital... More

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) night shift aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) goes over the history of each patient

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) night shift aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20...

Aboard USNS Comfort The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) night shift aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) goes over the history of each patient and receives a thorough passdown before taking over duty for the night. Comfort... More

Hospital Corpsman Wade Henry gives a passdown to the night shift in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Hospital Corpsman Wade Henry gives a passdown to the night shift in th...

Aboard USNS Comfort Hospital Corpsman Wade Henry gives a passdown to the night shift in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is one of two hospital ships operated by Military Se... More

A central computer system monitors the heart rates of each patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to ensure a quick

A central computer system monitors the heart rates of each patient in ...

Aboard USNS Comfort A central computer system monitors the heart rates of each patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to ensure a quick response to any problems that may occur while aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH ... More

 Lt. j.g. Elavonta Thomas conducts a routine check on one of the patients in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Lt. j.g. Elavonta Thomas conducts a routine check on one of the patie...

Aboard USNS Comfort Lt. j.g. Elavonta Thomas conducts a routine check on one of the patients in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is one of two hospital ships operated by Mi... More

Ens. Virginia Del Casal and Hospital Corpsman Rhona Ramos clean around pins used to hold a healing bone

Ens. Virginia Del Casal and Hospital Corpsman Rhona Ramos clean around...

Aboard USNS Comfort Ens. Virginia Del Casal and Hospital Corpsman Rhona Ramos clean around pins used to hold a healing bone in place, in the leg of a young girl aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is one of... More

A patient reads the Koran while recovering aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

A patient reads the Koran while recovering aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 2...

Aboard USNS Comfort A patient reads the Koran while recovering aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is one of two hospital ships operated by Military Sealift Command and is designed to provide emergency, on-... More

Lt. j.g. John Gore checks on a patient who is recovering from a stomach wound

Lt. j.g. John Gore checks on a patient who is recovering from a stomac...

Aboard USNS Comfort Lt. j.g. John Gore checks on a patient who is recovering from a stomach wound, in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) aboard USNS Comfort (T-AF 20). Comfort is one of two hospital ships operated ... More

Crew members take time to get a bite to eat on the mess decks of the USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Crew members take time to get a bite to eat on the mess decks of the U...

Aboard USNS Comfort Crew members take time to get a bite to eat on the mess decks of USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is one of two hospital ships operated by Military Sealift Command and is designed to provide... More

ns. Virginia Del Casal plays a game of cards aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), with a young boy

ns. Virginia Del Casal plays a game of cards aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH...

Aboard USNS Comfort Ens. Virginia Del Casal plays a game of cards aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), with a young boy recovering from wounds to his arms that he sustained during the fighting in Iraq. Comfort is on... More

Civilian patients watch the movie, Independence Day on DVD to keep entertained during recovery aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Civilian patients watch the movie, Independence Day on DVD to keep ent...

Aboard USNS Comfort Civilian patients watch the movie, Independence Day on DVD to keep entertained during recovery aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is one of two hospital ships operated by Military Seali... More

U.S. Navy Physical Therapy Technician Jean Pierre Turnier examines an unidentified Iraqi patient aboard USNS Comfort

U.S. Navy Physical Therapy Technician Jean Pierre Turnier examines an ...

USNS Comfort U.S. Navy Physical Therapy Technician Jean Pierre Turnier examines an unidentified Iraqi patient aboard USNS Comfort during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national co... More

USNS Comfort leaves Baltimore harbor

USNS Comfort leaves Baltimore harbor

Baltimore, Md. (Sep. 12, 2001) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) leaves Baltimore harbor in route to Earle, N.J., where it will embark Navy medical personnel before setting sail for the coast of New York... More

Sailors aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) assemble personal care packages for U.S. Marines involved in Operation Noble Eagle

Sailors aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) assemble personal care packages ...

Aboard the Military Sealift Command Hospital ship USNS Comfort (Sep. 14, 2001) Sailors aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) assemble personal care packages for U.S. Marines involved in Operation Noble Eagle. Noble Ea... More

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20)

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20)

New York, N.Y. (Sep. 17, 2001) Hospital Ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) docks pierside in Manhattan. The ship deployed to New York to render assistance following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Ce... More

The US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) steams towards her first port-of-call as Naval Station (NS) Rota, Spain, which is the end of her transit across the Atlantic Ocean from her homeport of Baltimore, Maryland (MD). The COMFORT is making a logistics stop to take on supplies and fuel en route to the east in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. (SUBSTANDARD)

The US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS CO...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Usns Comfort (T-AH 20) Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Timothy Comerford, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) enters the harbor near Naval Station Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, during her transit of the eastern Mediterranean

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) enters the harbor near Naval Station Souda Bay,...

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Jan. 22, 2003) USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), a Mercy-class hospital ship, enters the harbor during her transit of the eastern Mediterranean. The U.S. is repositioning some of its military f... More

Sailor of the Year

Sailor of the Year

Indian Ocean (Mar. 01, 2003) Military Sealift Command (MSC), Atlantic Sea Sailor of the Year (SOY) for 2002, Yeoman 1st Class Lambrin Meadows, stands in front of one of several large red cross markings on the s... More

Onboard the Military Sealift Command MERCY CLASS: HOSPITAL SHIP, USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20) US Navy (USN) medical technicians treat a wounded US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine, inside the Casualty Receiving Area (CASREC). The COMFORT is currently operating in the Persian Gulf, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Onboard the Military Sealift Command MERCY CLASS: HOSPITAL SHIP, USNS ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Kevin H. Tierney, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Sara Beishir (right) and Hospital Corpsman First Class (HM1) Jody Stenquist (standing) comfort a four-year old female Iraqi patient (left) who arrived at the USN Fleet Hospital Three (FH-3) Casualty Receiving center, Camp Viper, Iraq (IRQ), with a shrapnel wound to her right foot for initial treatment before being transferred to the USN Military Sealift Command (MSC) Mercy Class Hospital Ship, USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Sara Beishir (right...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Viper Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Al Bloom, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... More

The port side bow view of the US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (MSC) Mercy Class Hospital Ship, USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) as it steams in the Persian Gulf in order to provide emergency and long-term medical care for US combatant forces deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

The port side bow view of the US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Persian Gulf Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Shane T. Mccoy, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) steams through the waters while deployed  to the Arabian Gulf.

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) steams through the waters whi...

USNS Comfort (Apr. 23, 2003) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) steams through the waters of the Arabian Gulf while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Comfort is one of two hospital sh... More

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - A corpsman (left) and a Navy doctor go over the medical chart of a patient admitted onto the USNS Comfort, a hospital ship now docked here to lend support to the city's medical facilities that sustained crippling damages from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Medical personnel from Louisiana State University are also part of the team providing care to those admitted here.  Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - A co...

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[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - A poster drawn by the children of a family member who received treatment aboard the USNS Comfort, a hospital ship now docked here that is providing backup medical services and facilities to assist the already strained hospitals in the city, graces the entry way onto the ship.  City hospitals sustained crippling damages from the winds and floodwaters of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - A po...

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[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - A Medical Corps person aboard the USNS Comfort, a 1,000 bed hospital ship now docked here and providing medical backup support to the city, prepares an oxygen delivery syystem for use by the next patient admitted with a respiratory ailment.  Hospitals in New Orleans were severely impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - A Me...

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[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - Medical corps personnel aboard the USNS Comfort, a medical ship docked here and providing backup medical facilities and personnel to the city, disinfect a gurney recently used to transport a patient from an ambulance to the ship.  This floating hospital is treating people that city physicians are unable to provide care for because of the damages caused to area hospitals by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - Medi...

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[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - A Navy corpsman (left) and a doctor from Louisiana State University go over the medical chart of a patient admitted onto the USNS Comfort, a hospital ship now docked here to lend support to the city's medical facilities that sustained crippling damages from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Medical personnel from the University are helping to provide treatment to people needing medical attention sent to this floating medical facility.  Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - A Na...

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[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - Medical corps personnel aboard the 1,000 bed hospital ship USNS Comfort, now docked here and providing critical medical facilities and personnel to help relieve the city's strained medical resources, tend to a newly admitted patient.  The USNS Comfort came to New Orleans following a 30 day deployment in Pascagoula, Ms., immediately following Hurricane Katrina's landfall on August 30.  Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - Medi...

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[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - The USNS Comfort, a 1,000 bed hospital ship, is now docked in the city and is providing critical medical care to those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Doctors from Louisiana State University are working side-by-side with military personnel to deliver aid to the injured and sick transported to this floating medical facility.  Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - The ...

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Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Corporal (CPL) Connie Scuncio (center), performs cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a training mannequin during a mass casualty exercise, conducted aboard the US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (MSC) Mercy Class Hospital Ship, USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), as USN Hospital Corpsman Third Class (HM3) Mandy Gilley (left) counts compressions. The COMFORT and her crew are currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean, en route to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to take part in an international training exercise with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Royal Navy (RN), and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) personnel.2006) - Canadian Forces CPL. Connie Scunciofrom...

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Corporal (CPL) Connie Scuncio (center), pe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Corporal (CPL) Connie Scuncio (center), performs cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a training m... More

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (MSC) Mercy Class Hospital Ship, USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), USN Hospital Corpsman Third Class (HM3) Mandy Gilley reorganizes equipment after the ship's mass casualty exercise. The COMFORT and her crew are currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean, en route to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to take part in an international training exercise with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Royal Navy (RN), and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) personnel. (SUBSTANDARD)

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (MSC) Mercy Class H...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Usns Comfort (T-AH 20) Scene Camera Operator: JO3 Heather Weaver, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photogr... More

US Navy (USN) Vice Admiral (VADM) Donald Arthur, the 35th Surgeon General of the Navy and CHIEF of the Navys Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, addresses Sailors aboard the USN Military Sealift Command (MSC), Mercy Class Hospital Ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), while the ship is in port at Boston, Massachusetts (MA)

US Navy (USN) Vice Admiral (VADM) Donald Arthur, the 35th Surgeon Gene...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Usns Comfort (T-AH 20) Scene Camera Operator: JO3 Heather Weaver, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photogr... More

US Navy (USN) Sailors man the rails aboard the flight deck of the USN Military Sealift Command (MSC), Mercy Class Hospital Ship, USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), while the ships are in port at Boston, Massachusetts (MA)

US Navy (USN) Sailors man the rails aboard the flight deck of the USN ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Boston State: Massachusetts (MA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JO3 Heather Weaver, USN Release Status: Released... More

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned as Line Handlers, heave too on the bow mooring line from the USN Military Sealift Command (MSC), Mercy Class Hospital Ship, USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), as the ship docks at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). While in Norfolk, the COMFORT will undergo routine sea trials and a Ship Material Assessment and Readiness Testing certification

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned as Line Handlers, heave too on the bow ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LISN Santos Huante, USN Release Statu... More

US Navy (USN) Sailors man the rails aboard the flight deck of the USN Military Sealift Command (MSC), Mercy Class Hospital Ship, USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), as the ship transits the harbor at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) is visible in the background

US Navy (USN) Sailors man the rails aboard the flight deck of the USN ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JO3 Heather Weaver, USN Release Statu... More

A quarter port stern view of the US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (MSC), Mercy Class Hospital Ship, USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), as the ship transits the harbor at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA)

A quarter port stern view of the US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Comman...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LISN Santos Huante, USN Release Statu... More

Capt. Bob Kapcio, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) mission commander, adjusts the headgear of a local child.

Capt. Bob Kapcio, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) mission commander, adjusts th...

LADYVILLE, Belize (Jun. 22, 2007) Capt. Bob Kapcio, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) mission commander, adjusts the headgear of a local child. Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 airlifted the child and several other... More

U.S. Ambassador to Belize, The Honorable Dr. Robert

U.S. Ambassador to Belize, The Honorable Dr. Robert

U.S. Ambassador to Belize, The Honorable Dr. Robert J. Dieter, speaks with Lt. j.g. Melissa McMurry, a Navy nurses corps officer, during a guided tour of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort ... More

U.S. Navy LT. CMDR. Angela Powell (left), an otolaryngologist, assisted by Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Daniel Vogel, a surgical technician, performs surgery aboard the Military Sealift Command, Mercy Class Hospital Ship, USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), while underway in the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 10, 2007. USNS COMFORT is on a four-month humanitarian deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean providing medical treatment to people from a dozen countries. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Hospital Corpsman 1ST Class Jean A. Wertman) (Released)

U.S. Navy LT. CMDR. Angela Powell (left), an otolaryngologist, assiste...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Usns Comfort Scene Camera Operator: HM1 Jean Wertman, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Stephen Johnson, the deputy assistant secretary of

Stephen Johnson, the deputy assistant secretary of

Stephen Johnson, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, boards Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is on a four-month humanitarian deploymen... More

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates receives briefing aboard USNS Comfort.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates receives briefing aboard USNS Com...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 06, 2007) Capt. Bob Kapcio, mission commander, left, aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), explains the importance of the bio-medical repair depart... More

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates receives briefing aboard USNS Comfort.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates receives briefing aboard USNS Com...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 06, 2007) U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, center left, and Suriname Minister of Defense Ivan Fernald, center right, listens as Lt. j.g. Michael McCarty, right, explains the capab... More

Navy birthday celebration aboard USNS Comfort.

Navy birthday celebration aboard USNS Comfort.

ATLANTIC (Oct. 12, 2007) From left, Capt. Bruce Boynton, commanding officer of hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) medical treatment facility and oldest crew member, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary R... More

Marine Corps Sgt. Joshua Sumner, a network administrator

Marine Corps Sgt. Joshua Sumner, a network administrator

Marine Corps Sgt. Joshua Sumner, a network administrator aboard the Miltary Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), sets up a communication link between a shore medical clinic in Cite Soleil, Hait... More

Continuing Promise 2009

Continuing Promise 2009

Antiguan youth assist retired Bishop Orland Lyndsey celebrate a Mother's Day worship service here. The U.S. Air Force South Band provided music for the service, which was attended by local parishioners, crew me... More

Crew members hold an abandon ship drill aboard the

Crew members hold an abandon ship drill aboard the

Crew members hold an abandon ship drill aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in the Caribbean Sea, May 18, 2009, during operation Continuing Promise. Continuing Promise is a regularly-scheduled missi... More

Donation ceremony

Donation ceremony

Capt. Bob Lineberry, Continuing Promise 2009 Mission Commander, speaks at the Max Siedel school during a pallet donation ceremony June 7. Comfort and its staff is part of Continuing Promise 2009 which is a fou... More

Colombian children gather around the USNS Comfort dental mascot as the ship's dental team and the U.S. Air Force South Band bring music and dental health care education to Cuidadela Mixtra Escuela.

Colombian children gather around the USNS Comfort dental mascot as the...

TUMACO, Colombia (Jun. 10, 2009) Colombian children gather around the USNS Comfort dental mascot as the ship's dental team and the U.S. Air Force South Band bring music and dental health care education to Cuida... More

Rear Admiral Steven Galson, acting Surgeon General,

Rear Admiral Steven Galson, acting Surgeon General,

Rear Admiral Steven Galson, acting Surgeon General, accepts a gift from Navy. Capt. James J. Ware, commanding officer of the hospital onboard Miltary Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) here. C... More

Sailors aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) organize supplies for their deployment to support humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti.

Sailors aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) organize supplies for their depl...

BALTIMORE (Jan. 16, 2010) Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) organize supplies for their deployment to support humanitarian relief efforts following a 7.0 magnitude... More

Sailors aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) prepare to refuel a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter.

Sailors aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) prepare to refuel a MH-60S Knigh...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2010) Sailors aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) prepare to refuel a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to the "Dragon Whales" of Helicopter Sealift Command 28. Comfort departed Baltimore... More

Capt. Jim Ware, commanding officer of USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), speaks to embarked news media about the ship's mission to provide humanitarian assistance to Haiti.

Capt. Jim Ware, commanding officer of USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), speaks t...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2010) Capt. Jim Ware, commanding officer of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), speaks to embarked news media about the ship's mission to provide humanita... More

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Haiti.

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Haiti.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) anchored off the coast of Haiti, while helicopters bring on medical evacuated patients. Comfort is conduct... More

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Haiti.

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Haiti.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) anchored off the coast of Haiti, while helicopters bring on medical evacuated patients. Comfort is conduct... More

Medical crew members from USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) receive a patient from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Medical crew members from USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) receive a patient fro...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Medical crew members from the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) receive a patient from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Comfort is... More

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) receive a patient from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) receive a patient from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Medical crew members from the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) receive a patient from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Comfort is... More

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Haiti. Comfort is supporting Operation Unified Response, bringing advanced medical capabilities in the form of a fully ... More

Lt. Lindsay Touchette cares for a burn victim in one of the intensive care unit wards aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Lt. Lindsay Touchette cares for a burn victim in one of the intensive ...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 24, 2010) Lt. Lindsay Touchette, right, from Woodbridge, Va., cares for a burn victim in one of the intensive care unit wards aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS C... More

USNS Comfort

USNS Comfort

Recent student analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School into lighting life cycle costs detailed up to $6 million in savings over three years for the Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Comfort, pictu... More

A Navy translator speaks with a Haitian patient.

A Navy translator speaks with a Haitian patient.

USNS COMFORT (Feb. 13, 2010) Logistics Specialist 1st Class Pierre Saint-Pierre, a translator aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), speaks with a Haitian patient. Comfort is ... More

Patients are transported from USNS Comfort.

Patients are transported from USNS Comfort.

USNS COMFORT (Feb. 15, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Samuel Thicklen, from Haiti, transport a Haitian patient from the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to a shore-based aftercare facility.... More

Navy doctors perform surgery aboard USNS Comfort.

Navy doctors perform surgery aboard USNS Comfort.

USNS COMFORT (Feb. 15, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Christian Quintero, from Miami, Fla., prepares surgical tools during a skin graph surgery aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort ... More

Navy doctors perform surgery aboard USNS Comfort.

Navy doctors perform surgery aboard USNS Comfort.

USNS COMFORT (Feb. 15, 2010) Maj. Tom Salisbury, Capt. Richard Sharpe, Cmdr. Richard Savarino, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Christian Quintero support a skin graph surgery aboard the Military Sealift Command... More

Sailors work together to safely store supplies aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Sailors work together to safely store supplies aboard USNS Comfort (T-...

CARIBBEAN SEA (Mar. 01, 2010) Sailors aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) work together to safely store supplies received from the Military Sealift Command supply ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2). The supplies will all... More

USNS Comfort

USNS Comfort

Lt. Gen. P. K. Keen, Commander, Joint Task Force Haiti, talks to Lt. Sheila Almendras-Flaherty, a Queens, N.Y. native, about her experiences aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) during Operation Unif... More

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) sails past historic Fort Monroe en route to Naval Station Norfolk.

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) sails past historic Fort Monroe en route to Nav...

HAMPTON, Va. (Mar. 21, 2011) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) sails past historic Fort Monroe en route to Naval Station Norfolk. Comfort is picking up personnel, equipment and s... More

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort is en route to Kingston, Jamaica, for a Continuing Promise 2011 port visit. Continuing Promise is a five-month humanitarian assistance mission to nine cou... More

Sisters from the Missionaries of Charity of Jamaica sing hymns from the Bible during afternoon church services on Palm Sunday aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Sisters from the Missionaries of Charity of Jamaica sing hymns from th...

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Apr. 17, 2011) Sisters from the Missionaries of Charity of Jamaica sing hymns from the Bible during afternoon church services on Palm Sunday aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship ... More

Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Juan Vasquez sorts supply orders to keep track of usage and items in demand aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Juan Vasquez sorts supply orders to kee...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 27, 2011) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Juan Vasquez, from Panama City, Panama, sorts supply orders to keep track of usage and items in demand aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital s... More

Lt. Laura Modafferi, from New Hope, Pa., collects completed

Lt. Laura Modafferi, from New Hope, Pa., collects completed

Lt. Laura Modafferi, from New Hope, Pa., collects completed medicine bags as Petty Officer 2nd Class Jorge Nunez, hospital corpsman, from Houston, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Agada, hospital corpsman, fr... More

Commodore Brian Nickerson, left, mission commander

Commodore Brian Nickerson, left, mission commander

Commodore Brian Nickerson, left, mission commander for Continuing Promise 2011, talks with Peruvian navy Rear Adm. Ricardo Menendez and Capt. Silvio Alva aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS C... More

Sailors 26 perform 175-hour scheduled maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Sailors 26 perform 175-hour scheduled maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Haw...

MANTA, Ecuador (May. 16, 2011) Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 perform 175-hour scheduled maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital sh... More

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerome Lewis-Tinsley, from

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerome Lewis-Tinsley, from

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerome Lewis-Tinsley, from New York, presses uniforms in the ship’s laundry room aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort during Continuing Promise 2011. Continuing... More

Service members embarked aboard the Military Sealift

Service members embarked aboard the Military Sealift

Service members embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort watch as Continuing Promise 2011 staff are lowered by a lifeboat for transfer into a Comfort hospitality boat on the first... More

Commodore Brian Nickerson shakes hands with a Colombian military service member after presenting him with a gift at the end of a distinguished visitor's tour aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Commodore Brian Nickerson shakes hands with a Colombian military servi...

TUMACO, Colombia (Jun. 10, 2011) Commodore Brian Nickerson, mission commander for Continuing Promise 2011, shakes hands with a Colombian military service member after presenting him with a gift at the end of a ... More

Lt. Cmdr. Francine Worthington, a patient administration

Lt. Cmdr. Francine Worthington, a patient administration

Lt. Cmdr. Francine Worthington, a patient administration officer aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), helps an elderly Nicaraguan woman cross the gangway aboard the ship. Co... More

Lt. Cmdr. Francine Worthington helps an elderly Nicaraguan woman cross the gangway aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Lt. Cmdr. Francine Worthington helps an elderly Nicaraguan woman cross...

SAN JUAN DEL SUR, Nicaragua (Jun. 23, 2011) Lt. Cmdr. Francine Worthington, a patient administration officer aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), helps an elderly Nicaraguan... More

Jorge Sanchez akes a look around the flight deck during a tour aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Jorge Sanchez akes a look around the flight deck during a tour aboard ...

SAN JUAN DEL SUR, Nicaragua (Jun. 23, 2011) Jorge Sanchez, Mayor of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, center, takes a look around the flight deck during a tour aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS ... More

Lt. Sara Edmondson, from Havre, Mo., and Petty Officer

Lt. Sara Edmondson, from Havre, Mo., and Petty Officer

Lt. Sara Edmondson, from Havre, Mo., and Petty Officer 2nd Class Paola Foxhoven, hospital corpsman, from Portsmouth, Va., check a patient's height during a Continuing Promise 2011 medical community service even... More

A dental patient waits to have a tooth extracted during

A dental patient waits to have a tooth extracted during

A dental patient waits to have a tooth extracted during a Continuing Promise 2011 medical community service event at the Los Angeles medical site in Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. Continuing Promise is a five-mont... More

Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Cotton, hospital corpsman,

Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Cotton, hospital corpsman,

Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Cotton, hospital corpsman, from Monroe, La., takes a blood sample during a Continuing Promise 2011 medical community service event at the Las Morenas medical site in Puerto San Jo... More

Service members working with the Continuing Promise

Service members working with the Continuing Promise

Service members working with the Continuing Promise 2011 humanitarian assistance mission play a volleyball game against Guatemalan navy sailors. Continuing Promise is a five-month humanitarian assistance missio... More

Salvadoran children wave American and Salvadoran flags

Salvadoran children wave American and Salvadoran flags

Salvadoran children wave American and Salvadoran flags to welcome the official party at the Continuing Promise 2011 opening ceremony in Acajutla, El Salvador. Continuing Promise is a five-month humanitarian ass... More

Matthew Milam, midshipman from Memphis, Tenn., checks

Matthew Milam, midshipman from Memphis, Tenn., checks

Matthew Milam, midshipman from Memphis, Tenn., checks a patient's blood pressure during a Continuing Promise 2011 community service medical project at the Polideportivo medical site. Continuing Promise is a fiv... More

Coast Guard Cmdr. Camille Hawkins, from Fort Lauderdale,

Coast Guard Cmdr. Camille Hawkins, from Fort Lauderdale,

Coast Guard Cmdr. Camille Hawkins, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., records a patient's medical history at a surgical screening during a Continuing Promise 2011 medical community service project at the Instituto Nac... More

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ramon Santos, hospital corpsman,

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ramon Santos, hospital corpsman,

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ramon Santos, hospital corpsman, from Visalia, Calif., slaps hands with a Salvadoran child waiting to receive medical care during a Continuing Promise 2011 community service medical proj... More

Brittney Salter, hospitalman from Pensacola, Fla.,

Brittney Salter, hospitalman from Pensacola, Fla.,

Brittney Salter, hospitalman from Pensacola, Fla., performs a dental cleaning during a Continuing Promise 2011 community service medical project at the Instituto Nacional de Acajutla medical site. Continuing Pr... More

Cmdr. Jason Layton, from Wexford, Pa., measures a Salvadoran

Cmdr. Jason Layton, from Wexford, Pa., measures a Salvadoran

Cmdr. Jason Layton, from Wexford, Pa., measures a Salvadoran boy during a Continuing Promise 2011 community service medical event at the Polideportivo medical site. Continuing Promise is a five-month humanitari... More

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