Comfort 2018


Army photograph by Spec. CaShaunta Q. Williams

Lt. Siang Kang (right), a pharmacist from Sacramento, Calif., Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Bobby Alexander (middle), from Las Vegas, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brandon Springston from Carlisle, Iowa, provides medication for a patient at one of two medical sites. The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, the embarked medical team will provide care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas.