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METC instructor is top Sailor for 2012
December 3, 2012
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Roy Saiz, an instructor for the Independent Duty Corpsman program at the Surface Warfare Medicine Institute at San Diego; Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF/SW) Jonathon T. Birkle, a team lead instructor at the Navy, Army and Air Force tri-service Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston; and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Shaun Kestner, administrative directorate leading petty officer for Navy Medicine Professional Development Center at Bethesda, Md., meet with the Sailor of the Year selection board Nov. 15.  NMETC announced Nov. 20 that Birkle was selected as the 2012 Navy Medicine Education and Training Command SOY by the board of command master chiefs from the three NMETC echelon-4 commands. (Photo by Larry Coffey, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command Public Affairs)

440th 'Blood Runners' return home from 9 month deployment
December 3, 2012
Soldiers from the 440th Blood Support Detachment stand in formation during a ceremony Nov. 19. The unit returned home from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. (Photo by Lori Newman, JBSA-Fort Sam  Houston Public Affairs)

SAMMC doctors use cutting-edge treatment to save young mother's life
December 3, 2012
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Jeremy Cannon, right, and Dr. Jeremy Pamplin place a patient on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, in September 2012 at San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas. ECMO is a heart-lung bypass system that circulates blood through an external artificial lung and sends it back into the patient’s bloodstream. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research)

JBSA Mobile App goes live
November 29, 2012
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2012 Armed Forces Action Plan Conference a historical success
November 21, 2012

Army North supports disaster response efforts following Super Storm Sandy
November 9, 2012
Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV (center), commanding general, U.S. Army North and senior commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, listens as his staff briefs him at the Combined Operations and Integration Center conference room on the Department of Defense’s ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy relief
efforts.
Photo by Luis Deya, Army

Air commando laid to rest after 46 years missing
November 9, 2012
The remains of Airman 1st Class Jerry Mack Wall, whose plane was shot down in Vietnam in 1966, are transferred by the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Honor Guard for burial at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Oct. 26. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Elliott)

14th Military Intelligence Battalion returns from year in Afghanistan
October 26, 2012
Family members greet Soldiers with hugs and kisses after the 14th Military Intelligence Battalion was dismissed. The Soldiers will have some reintegration training during their first week home, then have 30 days of leave before resuming their military duties.
Photo by Gregory Ripps

JBSA resource fair a success for military families with special needs
October 19, 2012
Local singer Sierra Cecil awed the audience Oct. 13 at the Joint Base San Antonio Exceptional Family Members Program Resource Fair with her strong voice and newly acquired guitar skills, thanks to a specially fitted prosthetic. (Photo by Cheryl Harrison, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Warfighter and Family Readiness Marketing)

Vice JCS chairman visits, honors wounded warriors in San Antonio
October 19, 2012
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. (center), vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pins the Purple Heart medal on Army Spc. Jason Smith during a ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center Oct. 12. Smith was injured July 25 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Robert Shields, Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs)

Unique headquarters company inactivates after decade of service
October 19, 2012
Capt. James Blevins, company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Army Support Activity, and 1st Sgt. Anthony Walls, case the company guidon during an inactivation ceremony held Oct. 2 as Frank Blakely, ASA manager, looks on. The Military Honors Platoon, which provides military funeral honors in the south Texas region and ceremonial support to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and the greater San Antonio military community, is now part of Army North’s Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, U.S. Army North Public Affairs)

New U.S. Army South commanding general works on strengthening partnerships in Honduras
October 19, 2012
Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim (right), U.S. Army South commanding general, visits with Brig. Gen. Freddy Santiago Diaz Zelaya, the Honduran army commander, at the Honduran army headquarters in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Oct. 4. (Photo by Robert R. Ramon, U.S. Army South Public Affairs)

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month focuses attention on second leading cancer killer of women
October 15, 2012

A Brooke Army Medical team treats Honduran patients
October 15, 2012
Members of a Brooke Army Medical Center team of orthopedic specialists perform an
ultrasound on a patient during an annual medical readiness training exercise in Honduras in September. The team spent two weeks at the Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa treating a variety of challenging cases alongside Honduran health care professionals.
Photo by Capt. Andrew A. Lyons III

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: ‘Bruised, But Not Broken’
October 15, 2012

Visiting Mexican army doctors save man in San Antonio restaurant
October 15, 2012
Mexican army Maj. Carina Castro (center), an anesthesiologist with the Mexican army’s medical officers corps, leads her fellow medical officers through a procedure while observing training Sept. 19 at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis.
Photo by Maj. Jim Marckwardt

MICC ensures smooth transfer of logistics contract management
October 15, 2012

METC team wins 2012 Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo
October 15, 2012
The emergency medical team from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam
Houston rescues a dummy as part of the water extraction challenge
during the Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo at Cannon Air Force
Base, N.M., Sept. 21. The EMT Rodeo is a competition in which teams from across the United States and Germany test their skills in various events that simulate real-life scenarios.
Photo by Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley

JBSA-Lackland drops preseason game to Fort Sam
October 12, 2012
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Warhawks forward Ty Moore takes it to the hoop during the team’s 92-80 preseason loss to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Oct. 3 at the JBSA-Lackland Chaparral Fitness Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robbin Cresswell)

Navy Medicine training headquarters opens at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
October 4, 2012
(From left) Capt. Gail Hathaway, commander Navy Medicine Education and Training Command; Command Master Chief James “Rusty” Perry, NMETC command master chief; and Navy deputy surgeon general Rear Adm. Michael H. Mittelman unveil NMETC’s new logo during the headquarters opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 28. 
Photo by L.A. Shively