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U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence
MEDCoE instructor selected as U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command instructor of year
June 14, 2021
— Maj. Jordan Gammons, an instructor at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston has been selected as one of the top classroom instructors within the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC...
MEDCoE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center now open for business
June 8, 2021
— A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Center June 2. With the establishment of the center, MEDCoE’s main three People First assets, the Command Chaplain, Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, sections, are now in one central location within the command footprint. ...
TRADOC hosts first People First Symposium at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
May 25, 2021
— The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command conducted its first People First Symposium at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston May 17-20...
Army tests ophthalmic slit lamp at JBSA-Camp Bullis
May 4, 2021
— The Ophthalmic Slit Lamp is an instrument that consists of a high-intensity light source that can be focused to shine a thin sheet of light into the eye and is used in conjunction with a bio-microscope...
MEDCoE trainees receive COVID-19 vaccine
April 22, 2021
— Trainees assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston vaccine site April 15. As Brooke Army Medical Center, or BAMC, announced that vaccines are now available to all beneficiaries 16 and older, MEDCoE trainees were offered the vaccine as a Tier II priority. ...
MEDCoE Interservice Physician Assistant Program gets facility upgrade
April 21, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, Interservice Physician Assistant Program, or IPAP, offices underwent a one-year, three-phase construction project from February 2020 to March 2021...
MEDCoE Soldiers assist BAMC administering COVID-19 vaccines
March 25, 2021
— Soldiers with the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence are assisting Brooke Army Medical Center in administering COVID-19 vaccines at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. BAMC has begun booking appointments for high-risk beneficiaries ages 16 to 64...
MEDCoE graduates 20,000th Soldier under COVID-19 conditions
March 25, 2021
— Just short of one full year of training under COVID-19 mitigation measures, the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston graduated their 20,000th trainee on March 19, 2021...
MEDCoE Advanced Individual Training Soldiers attend Soldier in Transition Training
March 11, 2021
— Advanced Individual Training Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston attend refresher training while in hold status. MEDCoE’s Soldier in Transition Training, or SiTT, is a two-week program designed to refresh Soldier skills for hold Soldiers...
MEDCoE hosts panel discussion, Women’s History Month kick-off event
March 7, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, hosted a Women’s History Month panel discussion featuring a cross-section of leaders from throughout the command at the Academic Support Building atJoint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston March 3...
Army Medicine AIT marks significant milestone in fight against COVID-19
February 12, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, a part of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, marked a significant milestone Feb. 11 in their fight against COVID-19, safely transporting more than 10,000 Advanced Individual Training, or AIT, trainees into and out of the soldier training pipeline since COVID-19 mitigation measures began in early April 2020. ...
MEDCoE’s Borden Institute releases teledermatology E-book
January 25, 2021
— The Borden Institute, an agency of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, recently released “Teledermatology in Military Medicine” as a part of its specialty publication titles...
MEDCoE adds antigen testing lab to COVID-19 mitigation strategy
January 25, 2021
— It took nearly 8,000 COVID antigen tests, at least that many screenings and 14 days of restriction of movement, but in-person learning at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, safely resumed after post-holiday block leave reintegration recently at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Combined Arms Center commanding general visits MEDCoE
January 21, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence hosted Lt. Gen. James Rainey, commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 19-20...
MEDCoE takes measures to minimize COVID-19 transmission following Holiday Block Leave
January 8, 2021
— U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence cadre, leaders and medical personnel screened approximately 3,000 Advanced Individual Training Soldiers returning to Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston from their holiday block leave between Dec. 30 and Jan. 4...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers, leaders get a well-deserved break for the holidays
December 21, 2020
— Soldiers training at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston departed via various modes of travel for their Holiday Block Leave recently...
TRADOC Commander visits MEDCoE in advance of Holiday Block Leave
December 21, 2020
— Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, visited the cadre and trainees assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Dec. 17...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers depart for annual Holiday Block Leave travel
December 16, 2020
— More than 1,300 Soldiers training at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, at are expected to depart from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston via the San Antonio International Airport for their Holiday Block Leave Dec. 19...
MEDCoE conducts inaugural Army Combat Fitness Test summit
December 14, 2020
— A panel of senior and junior officers and enlisted personnel was organized Dec. 7 to focus on the Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT, by Sgt. Maj. Larry White II, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence G3 Operations Sergeant Major...
U.S. Army Medical Department Museum receives prestigious re-accreditation
November 25, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was recently re-accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, or AAM. This important milestone means the museum continues to meet national standards and best practices for museums in the United States...