"Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex . . . was one of more than 900 service members and other medical experts who daily met thousands of locals awaiting medical care during a four-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission at ports of call throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Alex is a corpsman aboard the USNS Comfort. . . .
The men and women assigned to the Comfort are providing medical and dental care both on board and on shore. They are also providing engineering assistance at various sites in the host nations by doing everything from repairing school playgrounds, to renovating medical clinics.
They are also trekking through the jungle on foot to help a native Panamanian tribe to build a dam to allow them to gather clean drinking water."
Thank you to Alex and props to his girlfriend, Steph.