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Survivor Outreach Services opens to the community
October 4, 2012
Command Sgt. Maj. Alvin Chaplin Sr., Headquarters, Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North, helps Gold Star Mothers Esther Campbell Gates out of the Fort Sam Houston Theater following the Survivor Outreach Service Ribbon Cutting ceremony Sept. 29. Gates’ son, Spc. 4 Keith Campbell, was killed in action in Vietnam in February of 1967. The post library is dedicated in his name.
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart

Gold Star Mothers, families attend facility opening
October 4, 2012
Mary Laureana Aguirre Garza, Gold Star Mother of Army Cpl. Nathaniel Aguirre, shares
her story with a reporter about her son and her ordeal following his death in combat in
Oct. 22, 2006. Garza was present for the Survivor Outreach Services ribbon cutting
ceremony Sept. 29 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Theater. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart)



METC Honors Fallen Navy Corpsmen
September 27, 2012
Two fallen Navy corpsmen were honored during a memorial ceremony at the Medical Education and Training Campus Sept. 20. Hospital Corpsman First Class Darrel Enos and Hospital Corpsman Third Class Clayton Beauchamp were remembered by a gathering of METC and Navy senior leadership, staff and students of the Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Training Program, METC’s combined Navy corpsman and Air Force medical technician schoolhouse, and members of the American Association of Navy Corpsmen. Beauchamp’s brother, Hospital Corpsman Second Class Christopher Beauchamp, attended the ceremony from the Naval Branch Health Clinic, Fort Worth, Texas, and delivered remarks about his brother during the ceremony. PHOTO BY LISA BRAUN

San Antonio Military Health System celebrates first year
September 27, 2012
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Byron Hepburn and Army Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong
speak during the San Antonio Military Health System one-year anniversary at
the San Antonio Military Medical Center Sept. 14. Hepburn is the SAMHS
director and the 59th Medical Wing commander. Wong is the SAMHS deputy
director and Brooke Army Medical Center commander. Photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook

Gold Star Mothers remember loved ones
September 27, 2012
Debbie Agnew lost her son, Staff Sgt. Clinton Newman, when a makeshift bomb detonated near his Humvee Feb. 13, 2006, near Deh Rawod, Afghanistan. Newman was a member of the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

Hiring Heroes Career Fair connects military to employers
September 27, 2012
Texas Department of Public Safety Cpl. Arminda Henke meets with
members of the armed forces like Sgt. 1st Class Christian Garcia at
the Hiring Heroes Career Fair Sept. 18. Veterans and retirees make
up 60 percent of the DPS force, according to Henke.  Photo by Deyanira Romo Rossell

Rudesheim takes command of U.S. Army South
September 24, 2012
Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser (left), commander of U.S. Southern Command, speaks to attendees of the U.S. Army South change of command ceremony between Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim (center), the incoming commanding general of U.S. Army South, and Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas (right), the outgoing Army South commanding general, during their change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 14. (Photo by Eric R. Lucero, U.S. Army South Public Affairs)

Navy surgeon general visits wounded Marines, Sailors
September 24, 2012
Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, surgeon general of the Navy, visits with Andrew Knudson and presents him with a coin. Knudson was training in Navy dentistry when he became ill and plans to complete his training after he recovers. Nathan visited with wounded Marines, Sailors, and the staff of Naval Health Clinic Corpus  Christi Detachment at the San Antonio Military Medical Center Sept. 13 prior to visiting and encouraging Knudson. (Photo by L.A. Shively, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs)

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston bids farewell to retired Army leader
September 24, 2012
Pallbearers from U.S. Army North’s Military Honors Platoon move the casket from the caisson to the bier during the interment of retired Lt. Gen. Johnny Johnston Sept. 10 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, U.S. Army North Public Affairs)

Medical Education and Training Campus welcomes new commandant
September 13, 2012
Navy Rear Adm. William M. Roberts (far left) became the second commandant of the Medical Education & Training Campus (METC) during an Assumption of Commandant ceremony September 7.  (Also pictured: Army Col. Gino Montagno, METC deputy commandant (center), and  Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Joel Berry, METC command chief (right). METC trains the world's finest medics, corpsmen, and
techs; supporting our nation's ability to engage globally. (Photo by Lisa Braun/released)

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston honors Gold Star mothers, families
September 13, 2012
Jim Stokes and Marlene Nash, two of the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston
Survivor Outreach Services coordinators, affix the Gold Star flag Sept. 11 to the front
of the new SOS building. The building officially opens to the public Sept. 29 following the ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of Gold Star Mothers’ and Families’ Day. (Photo by Sgt. Lee Ezzell,ARNORTH Public Affaris)

Joint Base San Antonio Stage III water restrictions are now in effect.
August 30, 2012

SAMMC trauma chief cites sweeping changes in critical care
August 30, 2012
Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Jeremy Cannon checks on a critically injured patient at the San Antonio Military Medical Center intensive care unit, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.  Dr. Cannon, chief of trauma and acute care surgery at SAMMC and assigned to the 59th Medical Wing, is the guest editor of the August edition of the "Surgical Clinics of North America." (U.S. Army photo/Dwayne R. Snader)

Army North launches advance element to prepare for Hurricane Isaac
August 30, 2012
Maj. Sedrick Jackson, executive officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North, briefs members of Task Force-51’s advance party prior to their departure to Louisiana. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, U.S. Army North Public Affairs)

Relationship breakups may trigger suicidal thoughts
August 30, 2012

ARNORTH commanding general speaks to FSHISD teachers, staff
August 30, 2012
Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North, and senior commander, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis. Caldwell discussed the challenges and opportunities associated with working with military children with Fort Sam Houston Independent School District employees Aug. 21 and shared some of his experiences growing up as a military child – including  a failed attempt at hatching chicken eggs for a school project. (Photo by Lee Ezzell, U.S. Army North Public Affairs)

Army South visits strengthen partner nation capacities with Colombia, Chile
August 23, 2012
Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas, the U.S. Army South commanding general, presents a Chilean marine with a commander’s coin Aug. 8 in Fort Aguayo, Chile. (Photo by Eric R. Lucero, U.S. Army South Public Affairs)

Road to recovery leads through WFSC's Freedom Park
August 23, 2012
Sgt. 1st Class Fran O’Bannon (right) and her friend, Staff Sgt. Lori Henderson, both wounded warriors, stop to watch the butterflies Aug. 9 on the way to the new Freedom Park at the Warrior and Family Support Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. O’Bannon, who was serving as a recruiter in Omaha, Neb., when she was injured in a vehicle accident, said the new park helped her to clear her head. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, U.S. Army North Public Affairs)