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BAMC holds first health fair geared for women
May 23, 2018
At the physical therapy table, Chanel Jackson and Dorian Mason participate in a game to test their knowledge about exercise during the Women’s Health Fair at Brooke Army Medical Center May 19. The question was “What type of exercises should post-menopausal women perform?” Bobbi Hawthorne, physical therapy student, revealed the answer as “aerobic, strength and balance.”

Brooke Army Medical Center nurse receives Daisy award
May 21, 2018
Col. Margaret Nava, Brooke Army Medical Center chief nursing officer, presents Arlene Johnson, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit registered nurse, the Daisy Award during a ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center May 16.

BAMC bids farewell to commander, command sergeant major; welcomes new command team
May 17, 2018
Maj. Gen. Thomas Tempel, Regional Health Command-Central commanding general, passes the colors to incoming Brooke Army Medical Center commander Brig. Gen. George “Ned” Appenzeller May 11 during a simultaneous change of command and change of responsibility ceremony on the hospital’s ground helipad. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson relinquished command to Appenzeller and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Oates during the ceremony.

Medic UP: Air Force medical technicians take on the challenge
May 15, 2018
Airman 1st Class Emoni Covington, a medical technician, prepares an IV bag on the pre-operation unit at Brooke Army Medical Center May 14. Covington is an Air Force 4N0, which is the next enlisted medical series to take part in the Medic Utilization Program at BAMC.

BAMC offers full range of behavioral health options to service members, beneficiaries
May 9, 2018

BAMC Emergency Medicine Residents Day highlights prehospital medicine, partnerships
May 7, 2018
Brooke Army Medical Center Emergency Medicine resident, Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Anna Waller, performs an endotracheal intubation on a cadaver model during an ambulance transport while her colleagues observe and assist at the Bulverde Centre for Emergency Health Sciences as part of EMS Residents Day March 29.

BAMC Volunteers of the Year announced during ceremony
April 26, 2018
Army Col. Traci Crawford, Brooke Army Medical Center deputy commanding officer, poses for a photo with members of the Ministry Ward Social Team, BAMC Group of the Year, during the BAMC Volunteer Recognition Ceremony April 16.

Sinise brings Invincible Spirit Festival back to BAMC for 6th time
April 11, 2018
Gary Sinise and Robert Irvine pose for a photo April 5 with a banner filled with thank you messages and flags that were flown over Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. BAMC Commanding General Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson presented the gifts to Sinise and Irvine for their continued support of the military and BAMC.

A portrait of courage: Iraqi humanitarian visits Warrior and Family Support Center
April 10, 2018
Paula Johnson (right) welcomes Aliyah Khalaf Saleh, known as Umm Qusay in Iraq, to the Warrior and Family Support Center as part of the Iraqi humanitarian’s visit to Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, March 26, 2018. Umm Qusay was one of 10 women from around the world honored with the 2018 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage award.

Soldiers battle for coveted Expert Field Medical Badge during BAMC’s first challenge
April 4, 2018
Army 1st Lt. Devon Furey, masters one of three warrior skills tasks on combat testing lane one March 26 at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis during Expert Field Medical Badge testing.

Women’s History Month: Honoring women who fight discrimination
March 15, 2018
Air Force Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle, commanding general, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, speaks to the audience during the Brooke Army Medical Center Women's History Month observance March 12 in the Medical Mall. The event honored women who fight all forms of discrimination.

BAMC Black History Month event highlights African Americans in times of war
March 2, 2018
The Bramaya dance and drum troupe from Austin, Texas, entertains the audience with traditional West African music and dance at the Black History Month observance at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Feb. 22. The dance troupe encouraged members of the audience to join them in the festivities.

BAMC discovers likely source of Legionella bacteria in adjacent building
February 28, 2018
A Brooke Army Medical Center staff member who works in Building 15 was confirmed to have Legionella bacteria Feb 6.

Brooke Army Medical Center re-verified as Level I Trauma Center
January 30, 2018
A trauma team examines a patient in the emergency department at Brooke Army Medical Center. BAMC has again been verified as a Level I trauma center by the American College of Surgeons.

Project WOOF underway at USAISR Burn Center
January 23, 2018
Dr. Kaitlin Pruskowski, Leah Trefz, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center occupational therapist, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Guerrero take Sammy for a walk throughout Brooke Army Medical Center as part of his rehab program.

Sutherland Springs sends thanks to Brooke Army Medical Center leaders, Emergency Department staff
January 11, 2018
Brooke Army Medical Center Commanding General Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson (far right), Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough (far left) and Emergency Department personnel pose in front of a #StayStrong banner in the ED.
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center sent the banner as a show of support to BAMC after the Sutherland Springs shooting Nov. 5, 2017. Sunrise Hospital treated more than 200 injured in the Las Vegas shooting last October. BAMC, which treated eight victims from Sutherland Springs, plans to rotate the banner throughout the hospital in the coming months to share the banner, which is filled with well-wishes and messages of hope and support.

Brooke Army Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2018
January 11, 2018
(From left) Brooke Army Medical Center commander Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson and Warrior Transition Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Karen Hinckson deliver a gift basket to Petty Officer 1st Class Dylan Pendleton, his wife, Rachel, and baby, Violet. Violet was BAMC's first baby in the New Year, born Jan. 1, 2018 at 2:27 a.m.

Brooke Army Medical Center launches Army Virtual Medical Center
January 10, 2018
Navy Lt. Cmdr. C. Long, a Special Operations Forces physician assistant, performs a surgical procedure to stop the bleeding at the femoral artery on a manikin during training using augmented reality glasses, May 11, 2017. The Army recently opened a centralized virtual health medical center to promote the advancement of virtual health technology at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Jan. 4, 2018.

BAMC medical personnel provide lifesaving support in Puerto Rico
January 4, 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 14th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Benning, Ga., work with the Puerto Rico National Guard to provide medical assistants the residents of Humacao, Puerto Rico, Oct. 15, 2017. The 14th CSH is augmenting the local hospitals who were affected by Hurricane Maria.

Beneficiary Town Hall with Army Surgeon General
January 2, 2018
Lt. Gen. Nadja West, Army Surgeon General, holds a beneficiary town hall at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the fourth-floor auditorium at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.