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  • Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Alexis Valenzuela, from San Diego, ensures an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 remains clear during a vertical replenishment. The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is shown in the background. Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command's Enduring Promise initiative. Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, the embarked medical team will provide care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. The deployment reflects the United States' enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley (Released)  181020-N-LL146-1696
  • Seaman Samantha Schacher, assigned to USS Constitution, climbs "Old Ironsides" mizzenmast. Constitution and its crew went underway in commemoration of the ship's launching 221 years ago and the U.S. Navy's 243rd birthday.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular (Released)  181019-N-SM577-0110
  • A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier attached to the "Black Sheep" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214 launches off the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during flight deck night operations. Boxer is underway conducting routine operations in the 3rd Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander C. Kubitza (Released)  181021-N-PM193-1175
  • The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) transits the North Sea, Oct. 20, 2018. Mount Whitney, forward-deployed to Gaeta, Italy, operates with a combined crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner (Released)  181020-N-KA046-0383

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USNS Comfort Begins Medical Site Set-up in Ecuador

A team comprised of more than 900 personnel, embarked aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), commenced their first mission stop as part of U.S. Southern Command's Enduring Promise initiative in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Oct. 20.

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