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JBSA medical facilities support Operation Warp Speed
Personnel interested in participating in the Phase III AstraZeneca trials at selected DOD locations should visit www.CoronavirusPreventionNetwork.org, click on “Volunteer Now,” and complete the survey using the appropriate DOD Site Code.
Nov. 25, 2020 - Joint Base San Antonio’s Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, or WHASC, and Brooke Army Medical Center are supporting the Department of Defense on Operation Warp Speed, which seeks to pioneer vaccines for COVID-19. The vaccine trial began at JBSA Nov. 5.

AFICC creates innovative contract vehicle for BRAC program
Contractors remove monitoring and injection wells from the Building 98 pit at the former Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. By the end of the BRAC, or Base Realignment and Closure, Environmental Construction Optimization Services contract, site closure will occur. This was something the previous performance-based remediation contract could not complete and is a huge benefit to implementing the new BECOS contract vehicle. (Photo courtesy by Sriram Madabhushi)
Nov. 24, 2020 - The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center has a new contract vehicle to help the Base Realignment and Closure program achieve site cleanup and closure at some of the Air Force's most challenging sites.

Special Warfare Preparatory Course changes the way Airmen train
Tactical Air Control Party, or TACP, instructors with the 353rd Special Warfare Training Squadron conduct physical training drills during the TACP apprentice course, Jan. 14 at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex. During the apprentice course, Airmen will learn various skill sets appropriate to execute the TACP mission. The training includes portable radio and satellite communications, combat field skills, day and night vehicle navigation, conducting mission planning during close air support scenarios or being able to utilize targeting programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)
Nov. 24, 2020 - The Air Force’s Special Warfare Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex has refined its training program for Airmen attempting to enter the Tactical Air Control Party, Special Tactics or Guardian Angel weapons systems, in an effort to create more well-rounded future operators.

BAMC commanding general visits 59th MDW for immersion tour
Air Force Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander, speaks with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Shan K. Bagby, Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general, about medical simulation training Nov. 23 in the 59th Medical Wing Medical Simulation Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. He elaborated the necessity for balance between clinical operations and training to strengthen readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melody Bordeaux)
Nov. 24, 2020 - U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Shan K. Bagby, Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general, visited 59th Medical Wing facilities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Nov. 23.

DOD medical personnel working alongside El Paso civilian healthcare workers
Air Force 1st Lt. Ian Krug (left), a registered nurse with the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, works with Air Force Capt. Ramil Labiran (right), a registered nurse with Brooke Army Medical Center at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, and Staff Sgt. LaShauna Brown, center, a medical technician and noncommissioned officer in charge of the pediatric intensive care unit of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in a makeshift expansion of the intensive care unit at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 16. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Hall)
Nov. 24, 2020 - Local Air Force and Army medical personnel are in El Paso, Texas, working alongside civilian healthcare personnel in support of the whole-of-America COVID-19 response.

149th Fighter Wing fatality search and recovery team trains at JBSA-Lackland
Staff Sgt. Benjamin Le (center) is assisted by Airman 1st Class Tyler Jimison (left) and Airman 1st Class Beatrice Hiyunsaba (right), in getting his helmet properly fastened Nov. 15 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. All are assigned to the 149th Fighter Wing fatality search and recovery team, or FSRT, and were training on how to move into a contaminated area and recover remains after a chemical disaster.
Nov. 23, 2020 - Members of the 149th Fighter Wing fatality search and recovery team, or FSRT, underwent training Nov. 15 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on how to move into a contaminated area and recover remains after a chemical disaster.

Thanksgiving closures For San Antonio Military Health System facilities
59th Medical Wing clinics and COVID-19 testing sites will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 26-27.
Nov. 23, 2020 - Thanksgiving closures For San Antonio Military Health System facilities
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