Gallery: Mass casualty drill and SAR exercise for USNS Comfort crew

Mass casualty drill USNS Comfort

U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria G. Llano

While visiting the Caribbean, US Navy seamen worked hard with exercises and drills, while also building relationships with local communities

The crew of an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28, which is attached to the USNS Comfort hospital ship, took part in a search and rescue demonstration off the coast of Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, Oct. 11, 2019.

Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems, including those strained by an increase in cross-border migrants. During their visit, US Navy soldiers also performed a mass casualty drill onboard the ship.

U.S. Navy Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Benjamin Lazarus, left, and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Robert P. McCann fly in an MH-60S Seahawk

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