USNS Comfort Conducts 'Promise' Mission in Haiti

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • The military hospital ship USNS Comfort is anchored near Port-au-Prince, Haiti,  April 11, 2009, to conduct Operation Continuing Promise 2009, a humanitarian and civic assistance mission to Latin America and the Caribbean. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Landon Stephenson
  • Haitians line up to be screened for medical treatment by physicians from the military hospital ship USNS Comfort during its Continuing Promise 2009 mission in Killick, Haiti, April 10, 2009. Continuing Promise is a four-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission between the United States and international partners to provide support programs afloat and ashore in seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcus Surorez
  • U.S. Navy Ensign Kathleen Kostka gives a high-five to a Haitian child during a Continuing Promise 2009 community medical project in Killick, Haiti, April 10, 2009. Kostka is embarked aboard the military hospital ship USNS Comfort during the four-month mission. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcus Surorez
  • Haitian patients fill out medical history forms for the medical staff embarked aboard the military hospital ship USNS Comfort to diagnose their illnesses during a Continuing Promise 2009 medical project in Killick, Haiti, April 10, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcus Surorez
  • U.S. Public Health Service Lt. Mivoyel Jean Paul visits with his family in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, April 10, 2009, during a break in his staff duties for Continuing Promise 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Eric J. Cullen
  • A Haitian student from the University of Haiti School of Dentistry assists U.S. Navy Cmdr. David Hartzell perform a dental procedure during a Continuing Promise 2009 medical community event in Killick, Haiti, April 11, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcus Suroez
  • David Phanor, a student at the University of Haiti School of Dentistry, watches as Capt. Dominik Rudecki, a dentist in the Canadian Army, cleans the teeth of a patient in Killick, Haiti, April 11, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcus Suroez
  • An instructor at the University of Haiti School of Dentistry teaches patients awaiting treatment about proper dental hygeine in Killick, Haiti, April 11, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcus Suroez
  • Haitian Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis visits patients aboard the military hospital ship USNS Comfort during Continuing Promise 2009, a four-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, April 11, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bryan G. Stevens
  • U.S. Navy Capt. Bob Lineberry, Continuing Promise 2009 mission commander, presents a plaque to Haitian Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis aboard the military  hospital ship USNS Comfort in Port-Au-Prince, April 11, 2009. Pierre-Louis is aboard the ship visiting patients receiving treatment during Continuing Promise. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bryan G. Stevens
  • U.S. Army Spc. Timothy Warren assists a young Haitain girl in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit aboard the military hospital ship USNS Comfort in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, April 13, 2009. Warren is assigned to the 807th Medical Command, Deployment Support. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Scott
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Martinez, right, and Air Force Airman 1st Class Shaquonique Jones, left, evoke a big smile and words of appreciation as they fit 85-year-old Simone Alexis for new eyeglasses during Continuing Promise 2009 in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, April 15, 2009. DoD photo by Donna Miles