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CARTAGENA, Colombia - Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Cartagena, Colombia, in support of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet&rsquo;s Continuing Promise 2022 (CP22) mission, Nov. 11.
This visit marks the third of five mission stops as part of CP22 and the eleventh visit to Colombia since 2007.
“The impact Continuing Promise 2022 has showcased so far in both Guatemala and Honduras has surpassed mission expectations,” said Capt. Kathryn Elliott, commanding officer of Medical Training Facility (MTF) aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). “From exceeding the number of planned patients seen, to repairing important medical equipment, our team has expressed a passion for this mission, these countries, and building relationships. We are looking forward to continuing this work in Colombia.”
For the duration of this stop, Comfort will provide medical services at two different medical sites, one at Coliseo de Deportes and the other at Institucion Antonia Santos. Dental, optometry, adult care, pediatric care, women’s health and various ancillary support services will be available at these two sites. Additionally, surgeries will be taking place aboard the ship.