USNS Comfort’s return delayed another day

150915-N-XQ474-289 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Sept. 15, 2015) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in support of Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The crew of USNS Comfort will have to wait longer than expected before they get to enjoy the comforts of home again.

The hospital ship was scheduled to return from a six-month deployment Sunday, but the homecoming was delayed because of the bad weather forecast here. It’s now due to return Wednesday, Sept. 30.

More than 700 military and civilian personnel serve aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). They have been to 11 nations in Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Continuing Promise 2015 during this six-month deployment.

For more information on Continuing Promise, click here.

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