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MEDCoE holds change of command ceremony
November 29, 2023
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence held a change of command ceremony where Maj. Gen. Michael J. Talley relinquished command to Brig. Gen. Clinton K. Murray, Nov. 17, 2023, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas...
Army physician assistants: Strategically shaping the future of military healthcare
October 12, 2023
— The start of National Physician Assistants Week, celebrating the legacy and service of physician assistants, was paralleled by the insightful deliberations of the first-ever Medical Warfighting Forum hosted by Maj. Gen. Michael Talley, U.S. Medical Center of Excellence commanding general, and was held Oct. 4-5 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston hosts U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Best Medic Challenge
September 19, 2023
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Best Medic Challenge took place at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 18, 2023...
MEDCoE’s Capability Development Integration Directorate hosts Role 1 limited objective exercise
August 31, 2023
— The U.S. Army Medical Capability Development Integration Directorate at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was the site for a tabletop exercise to highlight challenges, gaps, and/or requirements across the doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities and policy, or DOTmLPF-P, spectrum, including extended care due to potential evacuation delays...
MEDCoE instructors, drill sergeants give cadets a glimpse of Army life
July 21, 2023
— Instructors, drill sergeants and newly graduated combat medics spent the day with 200 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from San Antonio’s North East Independent School District at JBSA-Camp Bullis June 2...
METC program creates path to college degrees
June 27, 2023
— When the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, first stood up at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, 13 years ago, it became the world’s largest enlisted medical education campus. Boasting both institutional and programmatic accreditation and credentialing, METC’s academic programs must meet rigorous educational quality standards. ...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers celebrate 50 years of TRADOC
June 27, 2023
— This week, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Soldiers on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston are joining Soldiers on Army posts around the nation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, on July 1, 1973...
MEDCoE hosts Graduate School Research and Education Symposium
June 21, 2023
— More than 150 students, faculty, partners, and affiliates of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence gathered at the 12th annual Graduate School Research and Education Symposium hosted by Col. Matthew Douglas June 8-9 at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last three years have been virtual or held on hybrid platforms. The organization previously met at UTHSCSA in 2019...
Fiesta royalty join MEDCoE Soldiers for Fiesta Run
April 18, 2023
— This year’s Fiesta San Antonio Royalty joined U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Soldiers for a two-mile Fiesta Run April 18...
Medical Test and Evaluation Activity tests redesigned medical auto-injector at JBSA-Camp Bullis
April 5, 2023
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Medical Test and Evaluation Activity conducted a customer test an auto-injector single use, self-containing needle-based injection system for the Joint Program Executive Office-Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Defense-Medical at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis during the last week of March 2023...
Sibling Soldiers inspire citizens to 'Be All They Can Be'
March 30, 2023
— It’s no secret that the U.S. Army has experienced challenges with achieving annual recruiting goals. This dire concern can impact U.S. national security if recruiting does not improve and has been addressed at the highest levels of the Army. Facing this recruiting issue head-on, two sibling Army Soldiers developed a plan to speak to young Americans at a recent Health Occupations Students of America Symposium in Denver, Colorado. ...
Medical Center of Excellence leaders plan way ahead to build the Army of the future
March 30, 2023
— Maj. Gen. Michael Talley and Command Sgt. Maj. Victor Laragione, commanding general and command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, hosted a strategic planning workshop for MEDCoE leaders at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston March 21-23...
PHOTOS | MEDCoE fields first all-female salute battery
March 27, 2023
— Soldiers from the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence practiced firing 75mm Howitzer cannons at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 24, 2023. The salute battery was composed of all female Soldiers, a first for JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. ...
Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing receives five-year renewal of U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing
March 7, 2023
— The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing, or LHSON, has received a five-year renewal of its program in cooperation with the United States Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing, or USAGPAN. The program – which operates at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston – educates and prepares individuals to become independent Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, or CRNAs. ...
MEDCoE commander hosts professional development forum for medical service officers
February 21, 2023
— Maj. Gen. Michael J. Talley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, held a professional development forum Jan. 25 for medical service corps officers at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana...
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.”...