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2012-06-01 23:02:17

Global NGO Brings Medical Care and Health Education to Underserved Communities in Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Cambodia Aboard U.S. Hospital Ship USNS Mercy Millwood, VA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 Project HOPE medical volunteers from across the nation will participate in an eighteen-week mission with the U.S. Navy beginning June 1 to bring much-needed medical care to people in the coastal communities of Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia. Throughout the summer, 100 HOPE...

2011-08-20 00:00:33

Global NGO Provides Vitally Needed Surgery and Medical Care in Port-au-Prince Millwood, VA (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 Project HOPE volunteers will arrive in Haiti on Friday to provide medical care for underserved communities, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy on the hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, which is making a poignant return visit 18 months after providing emergency care to thousands struck by a devastating earthquake that left hundreds of thousands homeless. Project HOPE, a global...

2010-02-02 08:40:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Getting the USNS Comfort stocked with needed supplies before it steamed out of the Baltimore harbor and headed for earthquake-stricken Haiti was a high priority for logisticians and acquisition specialists at the Defense Logistics Agency's supply center in Philadelphia. For Navy Cmdr. Lawrence Coleman, chief of DLA's Subsistence Customer Support Division in Philadelphia, and Michael O'Connor, a planner for DLA's Medical Troop Support...

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2009-12-21 05:45:00

An Australian hospital ship sunk by Japanese torpedoes during WWII that took 268 lives has been found underwater near Queensland, the government announced Sunday. The bombing and subsequent loss of the Centaur in 1943 is considered one of Australia's worst wartime tragedies. Survivors and families have long encouraged that the wreck be located, so salvagers would not find it first. On Sunday, a team headed by U.S. marine search specialist David Mearns established the wreck's site. The sinking...

2005-08-31 09:13:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Wednesday added navy ships, including two helicopter assault vessels and the hospital ship Comfort, and elite search troops to a relief effort in the wake of killer Hurricane Katrina. The moves came as the Army Corps of Engineers also worked to help civilian engineers close a major break in a protective levee that has caused the flooding of most of New Orleans two days after Katrina ripped ashore. The Pentagon said about 8,200 National...