The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Mayport, Sept. 25 after completion of the humanitarian and civil assistance mission Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15).
The brief stop allowed for a portion of CP-15 team to disembark before Comfort continues on to its homeport in Norfolk, Virginia.
During the one-day stop in Mayport, Comfort welcomed friends and family members of the crew aboard the ship for a Tiger Cruise. Guests will take part in a variety of activities during the transit to Comfort’s homeport in Norfolk.
During the deployment the joint-military and civilian crew, consisting of partner nation members, U.S. service members from the Navy, Army and Air Force, along with more than 400 volunteers from multiple non-governmental organizations, conducted mission operations in Belize, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Haiti. CP-15 personnel treated more than 122,000 patients, performed over 1,200 surgeries, completed more than 90 engineering projects, cared for and treated over 7,000 animals and conducted 44 community relations projects with more than 100 band performances at various events.
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