USNS Comfort Community Relations
Making Smiles Through Generations
USNS Comfort's primary mission is to provide an afloat, mobile, acute surgical medical facility to the U.S. military that is flexible, capable and uniquely adaptable to support expeditionary warfare.
* When not deployed, Comfort is kept in reduced operating status in Norfolk where a small crew of civil service mariners and Navy medical personnel maintain the ship in a high state of readiness.
* When activated, Comfort can transition to full operating status in five days.
* Comfort is operated, navigated and maintained by a crew of civil service mariners working for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command.
* Comfort's Medical Treatment Facility is crewed and maintained by medical personnel from the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.