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The USNS Comfort: Humanitarian and Medical Assistance Reporting Tour

November 17, 2011

Date: 11/17/2011 Location: Baltimore, Maryland Description: Foreign media visit the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort to learn about its medical and humanitarian assistance. - State Dept Image

November 17, 2011; Baltimore, Maryland
Contact: Foreign Press Center Defense Liaison Officer Andy Strike
Telephone: 202-504-6356; email:

The Foreign Press Center took twenty-three foreign journalists to visit the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort for a half day program on medical and humanitarian assistance. Media interest focused on the Comfort’s capabilities as a 1,000 bed hospital that can deploy anywhere in the world for disaster response efforts like the 2010 Haiti earthquake or for the Navy’s bi-annual humanitarian assistance missions like Continuing Promise and Pacific Partnership