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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...
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 Chief of Staff, Sgt. Maj. of Army visit JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
April 24, 2020
— Military personnel assigned and augmenting units at Joint Base San Antonio showcased an array of capabilities around the installation to Gen. James McConville, the 40th and current U.S. Army Chief of Staff, and Sgt. Maj. Of the Army Michael A. Grinston, as they visited Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston April 23...
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...
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...
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...
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...
U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence welcomes new commander
January 13, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, conducted a change of command ceremony Jan. 10, where Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Sargent relinquished command to Maj. Gen. Dennis P. LeMaster...
Army Medical Department Board test auto-injectors, gets feedback from Soldiers
December 27, 2019
— The nerve agent antidote auto-injector is something no Soldier ever wants to use on the battlefield, as the effects of chemical and biological weapons are horrific...