Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jennifer Rand, from Sante Fe Springs, Calif., calibrates a ventilator aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as the ship prepares to admit patients in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.
Comfort will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore-based hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases.
One of the Department of Defense’s missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DoD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman)
This article was released by the Navy Office of Community Outreach.