IamA Sailor with over 10 years on board the US Navy's Hospital Ship USNS MERCY. Our sister ship USNS COMFORT is on the way to Puerto Rico to help in relief efforts. AM(almost)A!
I have spent the last 10+ years of my life making sure that USNS MERCY is ready to head to sea for Combat Casualty Care, Humanitarian Assistance, or Disaster Relief.
I am an IT expert, former Active Duty Sailor, Amateur Radio Operator, Rugby and Hockey Player, and Land Rover Devotee.
USNS COMFORT left Norfolk, VA today to be a Level One Trauma Center and specialty referral center for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean at large.
Here is USNS MERCY: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/516700/usns-mercy-mission-and-overview-4k
Here is USNS COMFORT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JNNYaINshQ
Here is the New York Times reporting on board the Comfort: https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/americas/1247466712758/saving-lives-on-the-u-s-n-s-comfort.html
UPDATE: Well guys it's been fun but my San Diego Gulls kick off their new hockey season today and I need to go get hyped! LET'S GO GULLS!