USNS Comfort Continues 'Promise' Mission in Haiti

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves to joint, international, interagency and nongovernmental organization representatives participating in Continuing Promise 2009 as Navy Capt. Robert G. Lineberry Jr., commodore of USNS Comfort, gives her a tour through one of two medical sites his crew set up to treat Haiti’s poorest residents, Arpil 16, 2009.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Finney
  • U.S. Navy Capt. Robert G. Lineberry Jr., commodore of USNS Comfort and tactical commander of Continuing Promise 2009, gives Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a tour through a medical site in the Cite Soleil section of Port au Prince, where his crew is providing medical and dental care to Haiti’s poorest residents, April 16, 2009. 

 U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Finney
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, center, accepts a USNS Comfort cap from Navy Capt. James J. Ware, left, who oversees Comfort’s medical operations, after receiving a tour of a medical clinic the ship’s crew is running from Navy Capt. Robert G. Lineberry Jr., right, Comfort’s commodore and tactical commander of the mission, April 16, 2009. 
 U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Finney
  • U.S. Navy Commander Mike Venable, a member of the advance team for Continuing Promise 2009, briefs members of the United Nations delegation in Haiti at a medical clinic in Port au Prince where crewmembers of USNS Comfort are providing medical and dental treatment, April 16, 2009.

 DoD photo by Donna Miles
  • Capt. Robert G. Lineberry Jr., commodore of USNS Comfort and tactical commander of Continuing Promise 2009, gives Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a tour through a medical site in the Cite Soleil section of Port au Prince, where his crew is providing medical and dental care to Haiti’s poorest residents, April 16, 2009.  U.S. Navy photo
  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greets Lt. Patricia Gill in the Cite Soleil section of Port au Prince, Haiti. Clinton visited Cite Soleil to observe humanitarian and civic assistance being provided to the Haitian people by multinational military service members and nongovernmental organization staff embarked aboard the military hospital ship USNS Comfort during Continuing Promise 2009 in Port au Prince, April 16, 2009. U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcus Suorez
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poses with joint, international, interagency and nongovernmental organization representatives working together during Continuing Promise 2009 after touring a medical site they set up to treat Haiti’s poorest residents, April 16, 2009.

 U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Finney
  • Haitian students from Emmanuel Christian School pose for a photo during a Continuing Promise 2009 community service project. Servicemembers aboard the military hospital ship USNS Comfort visited the school to paint the walls of a pediatric medical facility in Port au Prince, April 16, 2009.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Garcia
  • U.S. Navy Ens. Kathleen Kostka checks Neritza Dor's vital signs after undergoing surgery, April 12, 2009. Neritza was the first patient to be brought aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort during its Continuing Promise 2009 mission. U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcus Suorez
  • U.S. Navy Chaplain Cmdr. David Oravecand and Aerographer's Mate Gina Hegg, both embarked aboard the military hospital ship USNS Comfort, entertain students at Emmanuel Christian School during a Continuing Promise 2009 community service program in Port au Prince, April 16, 2009.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Garcia
  • U.S. Navy Chaplain Cmdr. David Oravecand and Petty Officer Gina Hegg, both embarked aboard the military hospital ship USNS Comfort, entertain students at Emmanuel Christian School during a Continuing Promise 2009 community service program in Port au Prince, April 16, 2009.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Garcia
  • A Haitian boy sips a glass of ice after surgery aboard the military hospital ship USNS Comfort in Port au Prince, April 16, 2009.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Scott
  • U.S. Navy Spc. Timothy Warren, assigned to the 807th Medical Command, holds the hand of a Haitian girl in the post-anesthesia care unit aboard the military hospital ship USNS Comfort in Port au Prince, April 16, 2009. Comfort is part Continuing Promise 2009, a four-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission to Latin America and Caribbean. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Scott
  • Canadian Army Lt. Trevor Gill watches as Niko Lunetta, a hospital corpsman, treats a patient aboard the military hospital ship USNS Comfort in Port au Prince, April 16, 2009.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bryan G. Stevens