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Commentary: COVID-19 and avoiding burnout
April 15, 2021
— The COVID-19 pandemic may make you feel like you’re just waiting – life on hold – feeling frustrated that there’s no end in sight. Pandemic fatigue is a very real feeling of exhaustion as a result of COVID-19’s impact on our lives – from financial stress to loneliness, to the fears of getting sick. Continual exposure to this unrelenting stress can cause us to burn out...
ARNORTH oversees military vaccination support to FEMA at four new locations
April 13, 2021
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 560 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel have and will deploy to Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota and Oklahoma to support federal vaccination efforts in partnership with the states...
SMA pushes for vaccinations as Army aims for return to normalcy
April 12, 2021
— As the Army strives to get back to normal operations this year, increasing the number of vaccinated personnel will enable readiness and expedite the reopening process, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston April 8...
149th Medical Group Gunfighters holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics
April 7, 2021
— The 149th Medical Group Gunfighters at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland have been working to give COVID-19 vaccines to all who want and are eligible for one...
62nd Airlift Wing airlifts COVID-19 patient to BAMC
April 6, 2021
— The 62nd Airlift Wing’s quick action enabled a COVID-19 patient to be airlifted from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 31. ...
ARNORTH to oversee military vaccination support to FEMA at five new locations
March 31, 2021
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 860 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel deployed to Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia, and will deploy to Indiana and Missouri, to support state-run, federally supported Community Vaccination Centers. U.S. Army North, the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S. Northern Command, will oversee the multi-service military COVID-19 response operation in support of the states and the federal vaccination pilot...
Despite COVID-19, IAAFA continues its mission uninterrupted
March 30, 2021
— The number of international students at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy decreased by more than half when COVID-19 struck the nation nearly one year ago. Despite the new operating environment, IAAFA leadership quickly adapted and vectored its members and missions to maintain uninterrupted support to partner nations and the 37th Training Wing...
MEDCoE Soldiers assist BAMC administering COVID-19 vaccines
March 25, 2021
— Soldiers with the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence are assisting Brooke Army Medical Center in administering COVID-19 vaccines at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. BAMC has begun booking appointments for high-risk beneficiaries ages 16 to 64...
USAISR Soldiers on frontline of JBSA-Fort Sam Houston vaccination effort
March 25, 2021
— Soldiers from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are on the frontline of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination effort...
MEDCoE graduates 20,000th Soldier under COVID-19 conditions
March 25, 2021
— Just short of one full year of training under COVID-19 mitigation measures, the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston graduated their 20,000th trainee on March 19, 2021...
DOD health system archives COVID-19 vaccination data
March 18, 2021
— MHS GENESIS, the Defense Department's new electronic health record system, has recently created a large digital record of COVID-19 vaccinations administered to service members and their families...
ARNORTH oversees military vaccination support to FEMA in Michigan
March 16, 2021
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 220 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel will deploy to Michigan to support a state-run, federally supported Community Vaccination Center...
433rd AW starts COVID-19 vaccine distribution
March 12, 2021
— Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 433rd Airlift Wing received the COVID-19 vaccine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland March 6...
ARNORTH to oversee military vaccination support to FEMA in Georgia, Ohio
March 9, 2021
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 440 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel will deploy to Georgia and Ohio to support two state-run, federally supported Community Vaccination Centers. U.S. Army North, the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S. Northern Command, will oversee the multi-service military COVID-19 response operation in support of state and federal vaccination efforts...
Air Force PT test pushed to July, more updates forthcoming
March 6, 2021
— When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5-mile run, 1 minute of push-ups and sit-ups) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three-component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous 10 – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc...
Women’s History Month: Honoring past, present contributions
March 4, 2021
— During March, Women’s History Month posters will be displayed throughout Joint Base San Antonio...
New BAMC infusion clinic offers treatment option for some COVID-19 patients
March 3, 2021
— Brooke Army Medical Center opened a new infusion clinic to help high-risk COVID-9-positive patients whose symptoms are mild to moderate...
BAMC expands COVID-19 vaccination operations
March 2, 2021
— Brooke Army Medical Center has relocated its COVID-19 vaccine operations to a new location at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort San Houston to safely accommodate a greater number of daily vaccinations...
JBSA implements HPCON BRAVO PLUS March 1
March 1, 2021
— Joint Base San Antonio has implemented Health Protection Condition BRAVO PLUS as of March 1. JBSA intends to balance expanding installation access and services while continuing to emphasize public health precautions in accordance with established city, state, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and limits...
BAMC offers COVID-19 vaccine to beneficiaries 75 and older
February 24, 2021
— Brooke Army Medical Center will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to beneficiaries ages 75 and older by appointment only at its Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston vaccination site...