Press release: Medics welcomed back to Cannon

Five Cannon medics are being welcomed back after their humanitarian deployment on the USNS Comfort with a gathering at the base clinic Monday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

The Airmen, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, were deployed in a joint services environment on the USNS Comfort.

The primary mission of the Medical Treatment Facility (MEDTRE FAC) on the USNS Comfort is to provide a mobile, flexible and rapidly responsive afloat medical capability for acute medical and surgical care in support of amphibious task forces, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force elements, forward deployed Navy elements of the fleet and fleet activities located in areas where hostilities may be imminent, according to the USNS Comfort Web site.