Category Archives: USNS Comfort

Answering the Call: Stateside Deployments of U.S. Navy Hospital Ships

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED On March 18, President Trump announced Navy hospital ships USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) and Comfort (T-AH-20) were to be activated and deployed stateside to serve as referral centers for non-COVID-19 patients. The longest-serving hospital ships in continuous operation in our history, Mercy and Comfort have long captured the public’s imagination …

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 Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, …

Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY! Sailors proudly …