USNS Comfort arrived in New York Harbor to support the national, state and local response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The hospital ship will provide approximately 1,000 beds for urgent care patients not infected with the virus, relieving pressure on local hospital systems.
USNS Comfort arrived in New York Harbor to support the national, state and local response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The hospital ship will provide approximately 1,000 beds for urgent care patients not infected with the virus, relieving pressure on local hospital systems. (Photo by Kenneth Wilsey/FEMA)
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits to arrive in Los Angeles March 27. The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals.
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits to arrive in Los Angeles March 27. The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mora Jr.)
Civilian Mariners attached to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) conduct an on-load of stores and other supplies before departing Naval Station Norfolk.
Civilian Mariners attached to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) conduct an on-load of stores and other supplies before departing Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by Jennifer Hunt)
Navy Capt. Janice G. Smith salutes Rear Adm. Michael A. Wettlaufer, commander, Military Sealift Command, after she took command from Navy Capt. Hans E. Lynch as commander of Norfolk-based Military Sealift Command Atlantic during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk outside of MSC headquarters, March 19, 2020.
Navy Capt. Janice G. Smith salutes Rear Adm. Michael A. Wettlaufer, commander, Military Sealift Command, after she took command from Navy Capt. Hans E. Lynch as commander of Norfolk-based Military Sealift Command Atlantic during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk outside of MSC headquarters, March 19, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Visual Information Specialist Brian Suriani)
An M1A1 Abrams tank drives off the MSC contracted roll on, roll off container ship M/V Endurance. Endurance transited more than 14,825 long tons of cargo equaling 1,254 pieces of equipment across the Atlantic for DEFENDER-Europe 20. DEFENDER-Europe 20 showcases NATO's maritime power and the ability to assure freedom of navigation.
An M1A1 Abrams tank drives off the MSC contracted roll on, roll off container ship M/V Endurance. Endurance transited more than 14,825 long tons of cargo equaling 1,254 pieces of equipment across the Atlantic for DEFENDER-Europe 20. DEFENDER-Europe 20 showcases NATO's maritime power and the ability to assure freedom of navigation. (U.S. Navy photo by Travis Weger)
Medal of Honor Recipient and ship namesake Hershel "Woody" Williams delivers an address during the commissioning ceremony of the expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB-4). While originally created to operate as a USNS support ship under Military Sealift Command, the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has been commissioned to provide greater mission flexibility in accordance with the laws of armed conflict.
Medal of Honor Recipient and ship namesake Hershel "Woody" Williams delivers an address during the commissioning ceremony of the expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB-4). While originally created to operate as a USNS support ship under Military Sealift Command, the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has been commissioned to provide greater mission flexibility in accordance with the laws of armed conflict. (U.S. Navy Photo by Jennifer Hunt)
Military Sealift Command has completed its resupply mission in Antarctica with the departure of the MSC chartered ship SLNC Magothy.  The mission was in support of Operation Deep Freeze, the Joint Task Force Support for Antarctica mission to the NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program.
Military Sealift Command has completed its resupply mission in Antarctica with the departure of the MSC chartered ship SLNC Magothy. The mission was in support of Operation Deep Freeze, the Joint Task Force Support for Antarctica mission to the NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. (U.S. Navy Photo)

SHIP IN THE SPOTLIGHT

This week we are spotlighting our civil service mariners and the embarked medical crew of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and their support to the nation's COVID-19 response efforts. Mercy departed Naval Base San Diego with over 800 Navy medical personnel and support staff with the afloat medical treatment facility (MTF), and over 70 civil service mariners. The ship will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals, and will provide a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults.

This week we are spotlighting our civil service mariners and the embarked medical crew of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and their support to the nation's COVID-19 response efforts.

Mercy departed Naval Base San Diego with over 800 Navy medical personnel and support staff with the afloat medical treatment facility (MTF), and over 70 civil service mariners. The ship will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals, and will provide a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults.