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U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence
MEDCoE provides help to New York, New Jersey medical facilities in response to COVID-19
June 25, 2020
— During the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston provided resources, expertise and assistance to medical facilities in New York and New Jersey overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases...
New BAMC trauma training program prepares surgical team for deployment
May 25, 2020
— Brooke Army Medical Center is conducting the first of its kind pre-deployment trauma readiness training exercise for the 555th Forward Surgical Team from May 18 to June 6. ...
U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence recognizes its centennial
May 15, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, trains the world’s premier military medical force: Army Medicine. There are many important dates in the school’s history, but May 15, 1920, is acknowledged as the date the Army formally approved the establishment of the Medical Field Service School at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, where MEDCoE traces its origins...
MEDCoE Noncommissioned Officer Academy lends expertise in support of Fort Hood
May 11, 2020
— U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Cadre in the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, or NCOA, lent their expertise as stewards of the Soldier profession in support of Fort Hood’s NCOA...
MEDCoE physical therapy researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine
April 30, 2020
— A group of physical therapist researchers from the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy at Brooke Army Medical Center, a U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, Graduate School hospital-based program, published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, or NEJM...
Basic Officer Leader Training Course students conquer tactical dispersion
April 27, 2020
— Students in the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Basic Officer Leader Training Course conquered tactical dispersion and socially distant enabled training in a field training environment at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis April 14...
Drill sergeants don PPE to receive new trainees at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
April 26, 2020
— More than 150 recent graduates of Basic Combat Training, or BCT, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, were transported in a contracted commercial airplane April 24 to begin training at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, as part of the Army's efforts restrict community contact with the trainees between duty stations due to COVID-19 concerns...
Army combat medics depart training for follow-on duty stations
April 11, 2020
— Recent graduates of the 68W Combat Medic Course at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, were transported in controlled air and ground movements April 9 to their next duty of assignment as an exception to the Department of Defense stop movement enacted to stop the potential spread of the 2019 Coronavirus Disease, or COVID-19...
BAMC implements COVID-19 drive-thru screening
March 20, 2020
— Brooke Army Medical Center implemented a COVID-19 drive-thru screening process March 17 to help identify people with COVID-19 indicators before they enter the hospital, reducing the health risk to our beneficiaries, visitors, staff and family members...
U.S. Army Medical Department Board tests extracorporeal life support
March 5, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Department Board, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, performed a test at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis Feb. 18-20 that could dramatically improve battlefield survivability...
Combat Paramedic Course students start path towards becoming Army medics
February 28, 2020
— For Sgt. Bradley Livas, the path towards becoming a flight medic started Jan. 16 when he began his first day of class as a student in the Combat Paramedic Course, or CPC, at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Citizens join military during San Antonio Rodeo joint enlistment ceremony
February 26, 2020
— More than 150 citizens from the San Antonio and surrounding areas took the oath of enlistment during the first-ever Joint services ceremony hosted at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Feb. 22...
MEDCoE hosts Army Medicine Modernization 2028 Strategy SYNCH
February 7, 2020
— Maj. Gen. Dennis P. LeMaster, commander, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, and J.M. Harmon, deputy to the MEDCoE commanding general, provided welcome and opening remarks for the recent Army Medicine Modernization 2028 Strategy SYNCH, hosted by the MEDCoE at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
MEDCoE welcomes new command sergeant major
February 3, 2020
— Command Sgt. Maj. Clark J. Charpentier assumed senior enlisted responsibility at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence from Command Sgt. Maj. William "Buck" O'Neal in a ceremony at the MacArthur Parade Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 31...
Sergeant Major of the Army visits JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
January 16, 2020
— During a visit to Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 15, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston joined senior Army noncommissioned officers from across the post during a morning physical readiness training session led by U.S. Army North, as well as Soldiers with the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence...
MEDCoE starts new operationally focused paramedic pilot course
January 16, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston has merged training aspects of advanced combat medic and flight paramedic training courses to create a 30-week pilot course that began Jan. 16...
Medical Center of Excellence leaders serve Thanksgiving luncheon
November 29, 2019
— Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Sargent and Command Sgt. Maj. Buck O'Neal, along with other U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence leaders, served Thanksgiving luncheon to Soldiers at the Slagel Dinning Facility at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 28...
‘Mission Thanksgiving’ accomplished; local Soldiers enjoy a taste of home
November 29, 2019
— Mission Thanksgiving 2019 was declared a success, as more than 300 community members volunteered to host more than 800 Soldiers from the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 28...
Five MEDCoE NCOs inducted into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
October 31, 2019
— Five soldiers from the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston were inducted into the Sergeant Major of the Army Leon L. Autreve Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, or SMAVA SAMC, at a ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston Post Theater Oct. 30, 2019...
U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence represents at AUSA
October 16, 2019
— Lt. Col. Justin Avery represented the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, during kiosk presentations at a national professional development forum Oct. 14-16 in Washington, D.C...