Continuing Promise concludes Honduras visit

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The U.S. civil-military operation Continuing Promise 2017 wrapped up a 10-day mission stop in Trujillo, Honduras.

As part of the visit, a team of 169 Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps service members worked with local military counterparts, medical professionals, and volunteers to provide medical, dental, optometry, and veterinary services from Feb. 21 to March 2.

During closing ceremonies at Puerto Castilla Naval Base, Capt. Errin Armstrong reflected on how CP-17’s time in Trujillo will enhance the team’s upcoming visit to Mayapo, Colombia.

“As we prepare to leave Honduras, I know that we can build off our experiences here to enjoy the same successes at our next stop,” said Armstrong, CP-17 mission commander.

CP-17 is headed to its final scheduled stop, where it looks to continue participating in knowledge exchange and training (KET) events while providing medical services with its host nation partners.

Since departing Naval Station Mayport, Florida, January 26, the humanitarian mission has conducted a combined 12,909 patient encounters in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, and Trujillo.

CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support in an effort to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America.

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