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Combat medic trainees experience first-ever nighttime combat simulation
January 12, 2022
— In December 2021, students in the Combat Medic Specialist Training Program, or CMSTP, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston’s Medical Education and Training Campus were the first in the program’s history to undergo training simulating nighttime combat conditions...
MEDCoE launches first class of Army-Baylor University Occupational Therapy Doctorate program
January 6, 2022
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Jan. 28 at 2:00 p.m. to launch the first class of the Army-Baylor University Occupational Therapy Doctorate, or OTD, program. The new graduate degree program was developed as part of a Department of the Army and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine initiative to support the increased operational force manning requirements for Holistic Health and Fitness, or H2F, by 2024...
Soldiers depart for annual Holiday Block Leave on a busy Saturday
December 20, 2021
— The San Antonio International Airport was busier than normal as an estimated 1,200 Soldiers departed for their annual Holiday Block Leave, or HBL, Dec. 18...
MEDCoE hosts virtual medical career showcase for Texas high school students
December 9, 2021
— More than 200 High school students from more than 40 schools across Texas connected with the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, over Zoom for a virtual career showcase Dec. 6...
MEDCoE celebrates its history with centennial anniversary book launch
December 2, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence conducted a ceremony to unveil a book dedicated to its Centennial Anniversary Nov. 30. The event was hosted by Maj. Gen. Dennis P. LeMaster, MEDCoE commanding general, at the Army Medical Department Museum vehicle pergola at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
MEDCoE hosts 32nd Medical Brigade Change of Command
November 15, 2021
— The 32nd Medical Brigade change of command ceremony was hosted by Maj. Gen. Dennis LeMaster, commander, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, at the MacArthur Parade Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 11...
Army Medicine tests new smartphone, tablet apps at JBSA-Camp Bullis
October 28, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Test and Evaluation Activity, or USAMTEAC, in collaboration with the United States Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, or USAMMDA, recently tested two medical devices employing the latest in smartphone technology in critical hands-on assessments during a simulated real-world scenario at two different locations at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis...
Community participation in Mission Thanksgiving canceled amid COVID-19 concerns
October 20, 2021
— For the second year in a row, community participation in a program that connects Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers with volunteer hosts for Thanksgiving is canceled...
MEDCoE hosts interactive display at 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting
October 15, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, provided a participatory experience for attendees during the Association of the United States Army, or AUSA, Annual Meeting during the three-day event from Oct. 11-13...
MEDCoE commanding general visits Fort Irwin
October 12, 2021
— Maj. Gen. Dennis P. LeMaster, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, visited units during a rotation at the National Training Center, or NTC, and Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin, California...
Army Combined Arms Center commander visits MEDCoE
September 16, 2021
— Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commander, visited the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 8-10...
MEDCoE hosts hospitalization summit
September 15, 2021
— More than 200 virtual and nearly 50 in-person attendees participated in a hospitalization summit hosted by the Army Capability Manager-Army Health System, or ACM-AHS, at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, Sept. 8-10 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
After the ventilator, COVID-19 survivor advocates for vaccine
September 15, 2021
— A nearly fatal bout with COVID-19 drove the Harris family to do something they had been on the fence about before. They got the vaccine. With a wife and three sons, Tim Harris was not willing to take another gamble with his life...
New scopolamine auto-injector tested at JBSA-Camp Bullis
August 24, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Test and Evaluation Activity, known as USAMTEAC, conducted a customer test for the a scopolamine auto-injector at the Deployable Medical System Equipment for Training site at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis Aug. 17...
JBSA Army medical personnel participate in Forager 21 exercise in the Pacific
August 23, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, or MEDCoE, and the Army Capability Manager-Army Health System, or ACM-AHS, participated in the Forager 21 exercise in the Pacific supporting Army components from July 9-Aug. 6...
MEDCoE’s Stimson Library operates in a time of COVID-19
August 11, 2021
— In March 2020, the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence’s Stimson Library at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston closed its doors to protect the health and safety of MEDCoE students and faculty from COVID-19. But the Stimson Library never stopped providing interlibrary loans, document delivery services and reference services to students and staff...
BAMC emergency medicine doctors ready to deploy
August 9, 2021
— Sixteen Emergency Medicine physicians recently completed their training at Brooke Army Medical Center and are now headed to their new duty assignments at units across the globe...
MEDCoE hosts first large-scale, outdoor open graduation since pandemic
August 4, 2021
— Army Medicine soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, graduated from Advanced Individual Training, or AIT, as fully qualified 68W Combat Medics Aug. 3 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas...
MEDCoE hosts first educator tour since COVID-19 pandemic
July 2, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, recently opened its doors for recruiting tours for the first time in over a year. Due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, public tours of the Army’s proponent for medical training and education had been suspended since March 2021...
MEDCoE graduations re-opening to family and friends
June 22, 2021
— Family and friends of trainees assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are invited back to base for the first open graduation since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Reopening MEDCoE graduations will occur in a systematic manner that is not expected to be complete until July 9 at the earliest...