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MEDCoE hosts inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Day event
January 23, 2023
— The 232nd Medical Battalion sponsored an observance ceremony to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Blesse Auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 19, 2023. Maj. Gen. Michael Talley, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence commanding general, hosted the event. ...
MEDCoE commanding general swears in recruits at San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game
January 9, 2023
— Maj. Gen. Michael Talley, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence commanding general, had the honor of tossing the coin at the start of the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game at the Alamodome Jan. 7. Talley also administered the oath of enlistment to 15 U.S. Army recruits as they begin their Army journey before attending Basic Combat Training...
MEDCoE leaders encourage safety, rest during holiday block leave kick-off
December 19, 2022
— Leaders were out in force at the San Antonio International Airport to check-on Soldiers during the largest travel day in the holiday season for the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence in the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022...
Combined Arms Center commanding general visits MEDCoE
December 15, 2022
— Lt. Gen. Milford Beagle, commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, visited the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Dec. 14-15, 2022. The visit was hosted by the MEDCoE Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Michael Talley...
MEDCoE Soldiers get ready for Holiday Block Leave
December 14, 2022
— Many U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Soldiers will get the opportunity to return home and spend this holiday season with family and friends for “Holiday Block Leave.”...
MEDCoE hosts new TRADOC commander
November 28, 2022
— Gen. Gary Brito, commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, visited the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 22, 2022. The visit was hosted by Maj. Gen. Michael Talley, MEDCoE commanding general...
MEDCoE Soldiers find home away from home this Thanksgiving
November 25, 2022
— People often say, “There is no place like home for the holiday.” This Thanksgiving, however, Soldiers found the next best thing at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 24, 2022...
MEDCoE commanding general visits hometown to raise awareness, promote career opportunities
November 22, 2022
— Recently, Maj. Gen. Michael Talley, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence commanding general, had the opportunity to visit schools in the greater Sacramento, California area, a return to where he lived while his father was stationed at Travis Air Force Base...
MEDCoE celebrates Veterans Day with local community
November 15, 2022
— Soldiers and leaders assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, celebrated past and present service members by engaging with local San Antonio and surrounding communities on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2022...
Reward increased to $50,000 for information on the murder of Staff Sgt. Jessica Ann Mitchell
November 9, 2022
— The Army’s Criminal Investigations Division at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and the San Antonio Police Department’s Homicide Unit continue to ask for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle possibly connected to the Jan. 1, 2021, murder of Army Staff Sgt. Jessica Ann Mitchell...
MEDCoE hosts summit forging future of combat medics
October 3, 2022
— With the U.S. Army’s shift from brigade-centric warfare to large-scale combat operations, multi-domain operations, and force modernization, the role of the 68W combat medic also needs to change to meet the Army’s needs. Forging the way forward, the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston held a three-day working summit for the 68W combat medic career field Sept. 26-28. ...
Students learn how to manage, prevent pests at MEDCoE course
September 27, 2022
— Taught at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, the three-week Department of Defense Pesticide Applicator Certification Course course is open to DOD and state organizations that might utilize DOD property for training or stationing, including the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Department of Veterans Affairs, and National Guard (Army and Air)...
MEDCoE NCO competing for title of Army Drill Sergeant of the Year
September 14, 2022
— Staff Sgt. Patrick Vela from the Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is among drill sergeants from across the U.S. Army competing at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Sept. 11-15 for a chance to earn the title of Drill Sergeant of the Year...
MEDCoE welcomes new Command Sergeant Major
August 29, 2022
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence welcomed Command Sgt. Major Victor Laragione as the command’s 23rd command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony conducted at MacArthur Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 26...
MEDCoE commanding general supports 2022 DOD Warrior Games athletes
August 24, 2022
— Maj. Gen. Michael J. Talley, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence commanding general, traveled to the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Orlando, Florida, Aug. 20-21 to show his support to the games and competitors...
MEDCoE hosts Army Combat Fitness Test discussion panel
August 24, 2022
— Command Sgt. Maj. Clark Charpentier, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Command Sergeant Major, hosted a panel to discuss the Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT, in Blesse Auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 11...
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students visit MEDCoE
August 23, 2022
— Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students from Davenport High School in San Antonio had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 4, 2022...
MEDCoE Soldiers participate in area back-to-school events
August 18, 2022
— As children returned to school after their summer break, Soldiers of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston participated in events to welcome them back to class Aug. 15...
Nutrition Care Specialists learn skills, find opportunities
August 15, 2022
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence trains Soldiers that have recently graduated from Basic Combat Training in the next step in their initial military education in a variety of medical specialties. One such specialty is not as widely known as that of the Combat Medic, yet is equally as important in maintaining a strong fighting force. Proper nutrition is critical to the U.S. Army in developing and maintaining a strong fighting force. It is the job of 68M Nutrition Care Specialist to provide healthy and nutritious diets for Soldiers and medical patients...
Dental students practice their skills while treating Soldiers, dependents, retirees
July 14, 2022
— Dental Specialist students attending the 330-X2 course at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston get hands-on experience practicing skills while treating volunteer patients. Active duty, retirees, family members and U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard with a Department of Defense ID card assist 68E Dental Specialist students to practice skills learned during their training through a quarterly volunteer program...