Haiti – Following a one-day halt in operations to re-plan our mission to ensure we deliver the greatest treatment to the wonderful people of Haiti, Continuing Promise 2022 (CP 22) employees will return to Wharf de Jeremie on December 14 to continue providing medical care.
Medical professionals will continue to work to serve those in need in Haiti with high-quality adult, pediatric, optometry, and dental treatment.
Capt. Bryan Carmichael, commander of Amphibious Squadron Four and mission commander for Continuing Promise 2022, said, “We had to take a brief pause in our operations to ensure the safety of our personnel, but it’s important that we get back out there and continue our promise to the people of Haiti.” “We’ve established a method that safely transports our medical staff to and from the ship and gives the people of Haiti the medical attention they require.”
The USNS Comfort is on its fifth and last mission stop of CP 22 as it approaches Jeremie, Haiti.
From December 14 to December 16, medical treatments will be offered at Wharf de Jeremie. Additionally, a sizable donation of medical supplies will be made before Comfort leaves Haiti on December 17.
Continuing Promise missions have treated more than 582,000 patients and performed more than 7,000 procedures in the area since their first mission in 2007. Comfort’s current mission is the 12th Continuing Promise mission to be carried out in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. 4th Fleet supports U.S. Southern Command’s joint and combined military operations by deploying maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations. This is done to maintain access, improve interoperability, and create long-lasting partnerships that will improve regional security and advance peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central, and South American regions.