|Friends and family members wave good-bye as USNS Comfort gets under way to take part in a multi-month humanitarian assistance deployment to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility June 15, 2007.|
During the deployment, Comfort expects to provide medical treatment to approximately 85,000 patients and more than a dozen countries.
U.S. Navy photo by
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class
Robert J. Stratchko