Medical staff members working in the blood bank aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) have supplied more than 300 blood units for transfusions and replenishment as of Feb. 15.
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) completed a replenishment at sea (RAS) Feb. 22 before returning to carry on with humanitarian medical assistance to help the people of Haiti recover from last month's earthquake.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Sailors aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) March 1 to thank them for their continued efforts in supporting Operation Unified Response by providing critical medical care to the people of Haiti.
The Haitian Minister of Health visited the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) March 4 to express his gratitude for the extraordinary efforts of the crew in response to the earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this year.
The commander of Joint Task Force, Haiti, visited USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) March 8 to express his appreciation for the hard work and dedication exhibited by the crew aboard the hospital ship during the past several weeks in support of Operation Unified Response.
During their last day off the coast of Port-au-Prince, crew members gathered on USNS Comfort's (T-AH 20) flight deck for a remembrance ceremony to honor the people of Haiti still recovering from the aftermath of an earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation nearly two months ago.
The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will arrive at Naval Station Norfolk March 13 en route to its home port in Baltimore after completing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations off the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A team from Naval Medical Logistics Command embarked USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) March 1-5 to gather input from Sailors who participated in Operation Unified Response to create an updated available medical allowance list (AMAL).
USNS Comfort navigated the Chesapeake Mar. 13 as high-ranking flag officers and family members at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., enthusiastically awaited the hospital ship's return from its mission in Haiti supporting Operation Unified Response
Sailors embarked on USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) honored 132 years of Navy Medical Corps (NMC) service March. 3 as the hospital ship sat off the coast of Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response (OUR).