PHOTOS: USNS Comfort hospital ship wrapping up five-month medical mission

NORFOLK, Va. – After departing Hampton Roads in mid-June, the USNS Comfort will soon be back in Hampton Roads after trekking back from its last medical mission stop as part of the Enduring Promise initiative in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

The Comfort deployed from in June and is expected return to Naval Station Norfolk Friday.

Since then, the hospital ship has made stops in  Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The Comfort’s last stop was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where it helped provide medical assistance in the region. It marks the sixth time the Comfort has visited Haiti and the seventh to that region since 2007.

More than 900 people are part of the Comfort’s team, including military physicians, civilian volunteers, and personnel from partner nations.

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