Know Your Military

The Comfort: A Sight for Sore Eyes

Nov. 1, 2018

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is making its rounds in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Honduras for Enduring Promise 2018. During the 11-week mission, U.S. military personnel work alongside civil and military partners to provide medical assistance based on the needs of each country. Patricia Caicedo, from Esmeraldas, Ecuador, talks about a procedure improving her granddaughter’s quality of life.


Actors portraying soldiers rush out of a Humvee. - Actors portraying soldiers exit a Humvee during a scene in the new Netflix docudrama series “Medal of Honor,” which recreates inspiring true stories of service members whose courage merited the military’s highest award for valor.

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis places his hand over his heart during a National Veterans Day observance - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and other government and military leaders and guests attend the National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2018.

A man has a pencil to paper, drawing a portrait based on a photo of a fallen service member that sits beside the drawing pad. - Vietnam veteran Michael Reagan draws a portrait of a fallen service member. He has dedicated the last 15 years of his life helping Gold Star families through their grief by drawing more than 5,700 portraits of fallen service members for their families,

National Veterans Memorial and Museum is pictured at night. - National Veterans Memorial and Museum