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MEDCoE hosts Brazilian delegation
October 22, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence hosted a Brazilian delegation visiting JBSA-Fort Sam Houston as part of a larger trip hosted by U.S Army South from October 19-23...
MEDCoE hosts ribbon cutting for National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October 21, 2020
— In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, or NDEAM, the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence command team of Maj. Gen. Dennis LeMaster and Command Sgt. Maj. Clark Charpentier hosted a small-ribbon cutting setting Oct. 16 for the organization’s newly installed ADA compliant ramp that ensures better accessibility to and from the command headquarters building and Willis Hall at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
MEDCoE hosts Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
October 21, 2020
— During his first visit to San Antonio, the Hon. Thomas McCaffery, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs visited the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence as part of a larger visit to Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston from Oct. 19-21...
MEDCoE conducts virtual ‘battlefield circulation’ with higher headquarters
October 20, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston hosted Lt. Gen. James Rainey, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commanding general at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, for a Virtual Battlefield Circulation visit Oct. 19...
MEDCoE commander clarifies unit mission, lines of effort, priorities
October 9, 2020
— Maj. Gen. Dennis LeMaster, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, announced Oct. 8 a change of unit mission statement, lines of effort -- or LOEs, -- and enduring priorities with a greater focus on large scale combat operations...
MEDCoE holds National Disability Employment Awareness Month event
October 6, 2020
— October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, or NDEAM. The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence hosts the National Disability Employment Awareness Month virtual observance at 11 a.m. Oct. 27. The theme is “Don't Set Limits on Unlimited Potential!”...
MEDCoE’s new Ready and Resilience Council finds support throughout JBSA
October 6, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, conducted it's inaugural Ready and Resilience Council, or R2C, meeting Sept. 21 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
JBSA cancels trainee Thanksgiving programs
October 6, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Thanksgiving event, as well as the 37th Training Wing’s “Operation Home Cooking” and “Operation Family Feast,” similar programs for Airmen in Basic Military Training and Technical Training, respectively, have been cancelled...
JBSA Suicide Prevention Taskforce coordinates resources
October 1, 2020
— Saving lives is the mission of the Joint Base San Antonio Suicide Prevention Task Force. ...
MEDCoE students conduct multi-specialty training at JBSA-Camp Bullis
September 15, 2020
— In a first for the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, multiple departments collaborated for a joint Field Training Exercise at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis recently...
MEDCoE 2020 Best Warriors adjust to a virtual, higher-level competition
August 27, 2020
— Challenges associated with the 2019 coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, have meant adjustments for the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence 2020 Best Warrior NCO and Soldier...
MEDCoE employee selected as TRADOC Civilian Instructor of the Year
August 7, 2020
— Robert “Bob” Preshong, Department of Combat Medic Training at the U.S Army Medical Center of Excellence, was selected as the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, Civilian Instructor of the Year in a virtual ceremony held by video teleconference Aug. 6...
MEDCoE’s top drill sergeant competes at Army level
August 3, 2020
— Staff Sgt. Travis Webster is the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Drill Sergeant of the Year, or DSOY, for 2020 and represents MEDCoE at the Army-level DSOY competition. The event is hosted by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, and conducted virtually Aug. 3-5, due to COVID-19, considerations...
Trinity Competition selects best of MEDCoE
July 21, 2020
— Each year, the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, plans, coordinates, and executes the Trinity Competition at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis to select the best medic, best warrior, and drill sergeant of the year...
The last Medical Professional Training Brigade commander reflects on unit’s legacy
July 1, 2020
— Effective July 1, 2020, the 32nd Medical Brigade receives Operational Control, or OPCON, of the Medical Professional Training Brigade’s, or MPTB’s, two battalions: the 187th and 188th Medical Battalions. MPTB will retain administrative control, or ADCON, of the battalions until discontinuation orders are received from Headquarters, Department of the Army, expected later this year or early 2021. ...
MEDCoE hosts Soldier forum to promote Army National Hiring Days
July 1, 2020
— The U.S. Army kicked off its first nationwide virtual hiring campaign June 30 with a goal of recruiting 10,000 new Soldiers during a three-day period to serve in 150 different occupations...
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...