Pensacola sailors return home from USNS Comfort

Naval Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pensacola sent 18 sailors to support the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort’s COVID-19 relief efforts in New York. After spending 31 days in New York City, 13 of the sailors returned to Naval Air Station Pensacola last week. Each them were placed on a 14-day restriction of movement and will be tested for COVID-19 a second time after the completion of the 14-day quarantine.

“I am incredibly proud and honored to serve with these sailors,” Navy Capt. David Webster, the commanding officer of Naval Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pensacola, said. “I am appreciative of everything they’ve done for our service and our nation.”

In a DOD article, Marcus Henry of  writes, “Established in 1826, the Naval Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pensacola’s mission is to deliver high-quality health care to ensure a medically ready force and a ready medical force through strategic partnerships and innovation. The command comprises the main hospital and ten branch health clinics across five states.”

Photo By: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Carter Denton