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Commander, Naval Medical Forces Pacific visits NAMRU San Antonio
April 2, 2024
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (March 25, 2024) – Rear Adm. Guido Valdes, commander, Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP), held a townhall meeting at the Military and Family Readiness Center during his official visit to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio. Valdes, who serves as the Chief of Navy Medical Corps, has oversight of 10 Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Commands on the West Coast and Pacific Rim as well as Navy Medicine's eight global research labs. Valdes also serves under the Defense Health Agency (DHA) as the director of the Defense Health Network Pacific Rim where he oversees the delivery and integration of healthcare at nine medical treatment facilities (MTF) on the West Coast and Pacific Rim. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

NAMRU San Antonio spotlights Navy Dentist during Women’s History Month
March 28, 2024
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (March 27, 2024) – One of the highly professional women within Navy Medicine is Cmdr. Rachel Werner, Dental Corps, Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio’s acting chief science director. Born and raised in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Werner has been serving in America’s Navy for 15 years with the active-duty force, first being commissioned in the Navy Reserve as an ensign in 2005. Before attending dental school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Werner was recruited for service in the Navy Dental Corps through the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP).  Approximately 50 percent of NAMRU San Antonio’s military and support personnel is comprised of women. Therefore, it is fitting that the 2024 theme of Women's History Month be “Women Who Have Made Great Achievements.” NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

BUMED Medical Inspector General evaluates NAMRU San Antonio
March 8, 2024
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (March 6, 2024) – Program managers assigned to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio attend the outbrief of the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Medical Inspector General, Capt. William Deniston at the Battlefield Health and Trauma Research Institute. Approximately 12 inspectors conducted evaluations of 40 programs and collateral duties over three days at Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio to improve command performance and processes. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of DoD personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

2023 Heroes of Military Medicine San Antonio Awards honors local Department of Defense public-private partnerships in San Antonio
October 16, 2023
SAN ANTONIO – (Oct. 12, 2023) – Lt. Rachel Robeck, of Atlanta, a Navy Emergency Medicine physician assistant assigned to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, was recognized as a Hero of Military Medicine honoree during the 2023 Heroes of Military Medicine San Antonio Awards Program held at The Red Berry Estate. Presenting the award was retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, president and CEO of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc., joined by NAMRU Commanding Officer Capt. Jennifer Buechel. The awards program, hosted by the HJF, recognized exception community leaders who advance military medicine in and around the greater San Antonio area. The event brought the story of Military City USA’s unique military and civilian medical research and clinical care collaborations to national and global attention. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

NAMRU San Antonio hosts 6th 'Mission Possible'
September 5, 2023
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Aug. 31, 2023) – Capt. Ewell Hollis, Navy Medical Corps, of Nashville, Tenn., executive officer, Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, speaks to personnel on the 101 Critical Days of Summer during the sixth edition of “Mission Possible,” an information-sharing event held at the Tri-Service Research Laboratory. The purpose of “Mission Possible” is to better inform members of the command on the tactics, techniques, and procedures of the science directorates to include the resource acquisitions and administrative directorates.  NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

Commander of Naval Medical Forces Support Command visits NAMRU San Antonio
July 27, 2023
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (July 25, 2023) – Cmdr. Drew Havard, deputy director, Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine (CHRM), Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, joined by Chief Science Director Dr. Sylvain Cardin, speaks with Capt. William Brafford, commander, Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC) and Command Master Chief Veronica Brittenum regarding research on the Application of Phage Display for the Development of a Novel Antivenom against Western Cottonmouth Snakes during a tour of NAMRU San Antonio facilities at the Battlefield Health and Trauma Research Institute. Scientists assigned to CHRM integrate research in the areas of biomaterials, biostatistical analysis, environmental surveillance, epidemiology, infection control, and maxillofacial injury. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

NAMRU San Antonio hosts fifth 'Mission Possible'
May 9, 2023
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (May 3, 2023) – Commanding Officer Capt. Gerald DeLong of Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio speaks to personnel during the fifth edition of “Mission Possible,” an information-sharing event held at the Battlefield Health and Trauma (BHT) Research Institute. The purpose of “Mission Possible” is to better inform members of the command on the tactics, techniques, and procedures of the three science directorates to include the resource acquisitions and administrative directorates. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

NAMRU San Antonio takes part in Fiesta San Antonio activities
May 5, 2023
NAMRU San Antonio attends Fiesta San Antonio Activities

NAMRU San Antonio takes Predictive Index to enhance teamwork, communication
April 3, 2023
NAMRU San Antonio takes Predictive Index to enhance teamwork, communication

NAMRU San Antonio unveils new command logo
March 27, 2023
Official Command Seal of Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio

Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio hosts Navy Medicine Training Support Center
March 9, 2023
NAMRU San Antonio hosts NMTSC

Black History Month: NAMRU San Antonio tech specialist Rickey King
February 28, 2023
Black History Month: NAMRU San Antonio tech specialist Rickey King

NAMRU San Antonio hosts Navy Human Research Protection Program
February 3, 2023
Navy HRPP visits NAMRU San Antonio

Retired Coast Guardsman earns civilian honors at NAMRU San Antonio
December 29, 2022
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Dec. 8, 2022) – Alfredo Gonzalez, of El Paso, Texas, a financial management analyst, assigned to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, was recognized by Commanding Officer Capt. Gerald DeLong as the Fiscal Year 2022 “Support Staff” Civilian of the Half Year (Second Half) during an All Hands meeting held at the Military and Family Readiness Center.  Gonzalez, a retired U.S. Coast Guardsman and graduate of Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J., has served as a Navy civilian for five years. NAMRU San Antonio is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the Department of Defense and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Md.  Its mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of DOD personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

NAMRU San Antonio highlights Sara Blackcloud during Native American Heritage Month
November 21, 2022
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Nov. 18, 2022) – Native American Heritage Month marks a time to showcase and honor the many contributions Native Americans have made to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the nation. For Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, Sara BlackCloud, a financial management analyst, assigned to the Resource Management and Acquisitions Directorate, is a representation of the highly professional and diverse civilian workforce within the Department of the Navy.  Born in San Bernardino, Calif., and raised in San Diego, BlackCloud has been a Navy civilian for six years. She first enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2002 and enter service in the U.S. Army in 2008 deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. NAMRU San Antonio's mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of DoD personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. NAMRU San Antonio is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

NAMRU San Antonio talks 'Mission Possible'
October 10, 2022
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Sept. 30, 2022) – Peter Sprenger assigned to the Directed Energy Bioeffects Department of Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, speaks about directed energy (DE) during the second “Mission Possible,” an information-sharing event held at the Tri-Service Research Laboratory. The purpose of “Mission Possible” is to better inform members of the command on the tactics, techniques, and procedures of the three science directorates to include the resource acquisitions and administrative directorates. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/released)

Navy Surgeon General visits with NAMRU San Antonio during 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium
September 15, 2022
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – (Sept. 13, 2022) – Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman David Snow, of Mountain Top, Pa., senior enlisted leader assigned to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, speaks with the Surgeon General of the Navy, Rear. Adm. Bruce L. Gillingham during a poster session held on day two of the 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. The 2022 MHSRS brings together military, government, academia, and industry experts for four days of critical conversations and intensive idea sharing. Presenters will share their latest research findings and challenges on topics including combat casualty care, military operational medicine, clinical and rehabilitative medicine, medical simulation and information sciences, military infectious diseases, and the radiation health effects. NAMRU San Antonio is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the Department of Defense and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Md.  Its mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of DOD personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

NAMRU San Antonio researcher earns award
June 13, 2022
NAMRU San Antonio Researcher earns Award for Authored Work

NAMRU SA recognizes one of its own during Women’s History Month
March 30, 2022
NAMRU SA recognizes one of their own during Women’s History Month

NAMRU-SA researchers working on portable sterilizer device for medical instruments
December 10, 2021
NAMRU-SA researchers working on portable sterilizer device for medical instruments