The Comfort is a great symbol of American generosity, and I am especially proud that the department I lead, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, contributed to staffing the ship with members of the U.S. Public Health Service … The USNS Comfort has 12 operating rooms, including an interventional radiology suite. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kathryn Wheelbarger, acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, visited the hospital ship USNS Comfort and was a guest speaker at the closing ceremony in Jamaica following the completion of the ship’s 11th medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Nov. 1. It is a true honor to be here today, with my Colombian colleagues, to highlight the amazing work being done by the team on the USNS Comfort. 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. Lt. Cmdr. Members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, HHS’s uniformed service, will be shipping out on the Comfort to assist in responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Tacna during replenishment-at-sea practice. Comments Off on Coast Guard, Navy working together during USNS Comfort Deployment 2019 The Coast Guard Cutters Margaret Norvell and Kathleen Moore crews provide force protection and enforce a 500-yard security zone around the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), Nov. 4, 2019. Kim Hendricks, a nurse assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), holds a child at a temporary medical treatment site in St. George’s, Grenada, Sept. 20, 2019. SANTO DOMINGO (Oct. 14, 2019) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as it prepares for a six-day medical mission, Oct. 14, 2019. Secretary Azar delivers remarks at a press conference, alongside Vice President Pence, for the send-off of the USNS Comfort. Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) pulls into Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 18, 2018. In 2010, only nine days after the earthquake, the Comfort arrived in Haiti and stayed for forty days. May 7, 2019 . The hospital ship USNS Comfort (left) receives a fuel probe from the Peruvian ship B.A.P. The USNS Comfort has a long history of visiting Haiti – starting in 2007, then 2009, 2010 after the earthquake, 2011, 2015, and now 2019. The U.S. Navy 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, November 4, 2019. Comfort Deployment 2019 was staffed with two general surgeons, and specialist surgeons in orthopedics, plastics, trauma, urology and pediatrics.