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A Giant Floating Naval Hospital's Amazing Humanitarian Work

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During times of peace, the USNS Comfort provides medical services for people in need, all over the world. It's a wide-scale humanitarian initiative that delivers a level of care unavailable in smaller countries.


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She's a giant symbol of hope, offering a medical lifeline to some of the most vulnerable people on Earth. Hop aboard USNS Comfort, a massive floating hospital at sea, able to hold up to 1,000 patients, with 12 operating rooms and an impressive array of equipment. Join her midway through her six-month mission to provide humanitarian aid to 11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The challenges are great and the conditions are tough, but nothing will keep Comfort and her crew from delivering aid to those in need.

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