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AFIMSC provides Air Force with innovative post-COVID workspace options
September 1, 2020
Telework Space Optimization

SAMHS adjusting COVID-19 testing for Labor Day weekend
September 1, 2020
The San Antonio Military Health System is adjusting its COVID-19 drive-thru screening and testing hours of operation over Labor Day weekend.

502nd Logistic Readiness Squadron helps recruits continue training during pandemic
August 31, 2020
Man wearing a mask speaking to a woman in military uniform. People sewing clothing in the background.

Virtual Fridays provide holistic resiliency programs to military spouses
August 28, 2020
Five women participating in a virtual, computer meeting.

Amid pandemic, Army program helps families get back to school
August 27, 2020
Two students who attend a Department of Defense Education Activity school in Vicenza, Italy, complete classwork from home through digital learning.

COVID-19 patients can give back with convalescent plasma
August 26, 2020
A patient that recovered from COVID-19 donates COVID-19 convalescent plasma at the Armed Services Blood Bank Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Aug. 20, 2020. The procedure separates plasma from red blood cells and returns the blood cells back to the patient producing three units of COVID-19 convalescent plasma per donor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melody B. Bordeaux)

SAMHS COVID-19 Nurse Info Line discontinued
August 25, 2020
After duty hours, call the MHS Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (824-2273) or visit MHSNurseAdviceline.com to speak or chat with a nurse.

New ID cards being issued for military family members, retirees
August 24, 2020
Spc. Shunterika Fields and Army Pvt. Stephen Hines create ID cards to track non-patient personnel’s temperatures at the temporary medical facility in New Orleans, April 4.

For historians, COVID-19’s a big story, but operational focus continues
August 21, 2020
Lane Bourgeois, 12th Flying Training Wing historian, sifts through a pile of historical documents in his office at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph June 12, 2019.

Feedback Fridays
August 21, 2020
Feedback Fridays is a weekly forum that aims to connect the 502d Air Base Wing with members of the Joint Base San Antonio community. Questions are collected during commander’s calls, town hall meetings and throughout the week.

BAMC institutes temporary visitation policy
August 20, 2020
While the importance of family support during hospitalization is understood and appreciated, BAMC is temporarily adjusting the visitation policy to reduce the risk of COVID- 19 spread as of Aug. 19.

Pandemic, physical distancing do not stop transitioning service members
August 20, 2020
Joint Base San Antonio's newly activated Joint Transition Readiness Center, located on the Brooke Army Medical Center campus, houses the Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program. The program currently assists separating service members virtually through the many aspects of this life-changing event and offers full Department of Defense Transition services to members of all branches assigned to JBSA.

JBSA schools to start school year with online instruction
August 20, 2020
Joint Base San Antonio schools will start the first few weeks of the 2020-21 school year with remote learning before being allowed to open campuses to students under directives issued by local health authorities and the Texas Education Agency.

Masks with valves or vents not permitted in SAMHS facilities
August 19, 2020
For safety purposes, effective Aug. 24, masks with filter valves or vents will no longer be permitted for wear in all San Antonio Military Health System facilities, to include Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and all outlying clinics.

Operation Warp Speed on track for end-of-year vaccine delivery
August 18, 2020
Operation Warp Speed is a public-private partnership whose goal is to deliver 300 hundred million doses of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year.

JBSA to celebrate Women’s Equality Day virtually
August 17, 2020
In observance of Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26, Joint Base San Antonio will provide a virtual presentation, including a video featuring some of JBSA’s prominent women leaders, the official Women’s Equality Day poster, and a fact sheet.

BAMC doctor hopes to ‘level the playing field’ for women
August 13, 2020
U.S. Air Force Col. (Dr.) Heather Yun, Brooke Army Medical Center Deputy Commander for Medical Services, is an infectious disease physician playing a critical role in BAMC’s COVID-19 response.

USAISR Soldiers on front line of national efforts to combat COVID-19
August 13, 2020
Sgt. Stephen Freed from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research inspects a batch of COVID-19 convalescent plasma ready to be shipped from the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center.

BAMC microbiologist deploys to mobile medical lab
August 12, 2020
Army Capt. Eric Coate, Molecular Diagnostics officer in charge, loads patient samples for COVID-19 ribonucleic acid (RNA) testing at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, April 9.

Back to school immunizations: What you need to know
August 11, 2020
The San Antonio Military Health System stands ready to help parents meet their children’s immunization and vaccination requirements, as well as back-to-school and sports physicals.