Patients and family members wait in a pre-operative holding area before surgery aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital shi

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MANTA, Ecuador (May 24, 2011) Patients and family members wait in a pre-operative holding area before surgery aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is the primary platform for Continuing Promise 2011, a five-month humanitarian assistance mission to the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alesia Goosic/Released)

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 MANTA, Ecuador (May 24, 2011) Patients and family members wait in a pre-operative holding area before surgery aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is the primary platform for Continuing Promise 2011, a five-month humanitarian assistance mission to the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alesia Goosic/Released)