Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Brings Care to Venezuela Migrants in Colombia

By Julia Symmes Cobb RIOHACHA, Colombia, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Even though five-year-old Kamila is used to getting blood drawn, she cried out when the needle pricked her arm, clinging to her mother for comfort in a classroom-turned-clinic in the northern Colombian city of Riohacha. Venezuelan Kamila was born premature at 30 weeks, weighing just 900 grams (2 lbs). Her early … [Read more...]

U.S. Hospital Ship Returns Home from Puerto Rico Relief Mission

Military Sealift Command's hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after providing life-saving medical care in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Comfort departed Virginia Sept. 29 and had been in Puerto Rico for almost two months providing disaster relief support after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Comfort worked with … [Read more...]

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs for Puerto Rico

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Friday and is now underway to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. USNS Comfort could arrive in Puerto Rico as early as October 3, but the final date and arrival location is to be determined, the Navy said in a statement. USNS Comfort … [Read more...]