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Breast cancer diagnoses leads to friendship, desire to help others
November 25, 2019
— A diagnosis of breast cancer is a scary thing, especially when your life is already in disarray, but that’s the news a 32-year-old active duty Airman received last summer...
BAMC receives national recognition for surgical quality
November 15, 2019
— The American College of Surgeons recognized Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2018, ranking the hospital among the top 10 percent of participating hospitals for surgical care...
BAMC hones wartime mission, community response skills
November 13, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center recently participated in two major exercises to test the organization’s ability to handle a significant amount of casualties using two different scenarios...
BAMC Veterans Day ceremony honors ‘unbroken chain of patriotism’
November 8, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center honored the nation’s “unbroken chain of patriotism” during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 1...
Retirees get special treatment at JBSA
October 31, 2019
— Joint Base San Antonio gave a segment of the community some special treatment during its annual Retiree Appreciation Day, hosted by Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Oct. 19...
Honduran readiness exercises provide invaluable surgical, training opportunities
October 25, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center personnel participated in two separate medical readiness exercises in Honduras recently...
BAMC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
October 17, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center held a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Oct. 11 to honor the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States military...
Mountain cedar allergy season right around the corner
October 10, 2019
— It's that time of year again, when people start sneezing and coughing and they don't know if it's from allergies or a cold. One of the most common allergens in central and south Texas is mountain cedar...
Soldier self-amputates leg to aid battle buddies
October 4, 2019
— A year after his accident and the loss of his leg, Spc. Ezra Maes is still amazed at the circumstances that led to his survival. If you ask, he’ll credit his survival to a uniform belt, smart phone and “shockingly good” cell service. What the 21-year-old Soldier fails to mention is the sheer force of will it took for him to stay alive. ...
BAMC honors Fisher House founder
September 30, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center staff, patients and beneficiaries took to the field just outside two of BAMC’s Fisher Houses at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to hold a Founder’s Day Celebration Sept. 20 to honor Zachary Fisher, who initiated the Fisher House program in 1990...
BAMC provides comprehensive resource for recovering stroke, brain injury patients
September 26, 2019
— Air Force 1st Lt. Jason Hibbetts sits in front of a mirror practicing his salute. This simple action that used to come so naturally now requires much more concentration because the cyber warfare operator, husband and father of two young children suffered a stroke in October 2018...
BAMC staff helps train Department of Defense doctors
September 11, 2019
— Critical Care staff from Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston helped conduct two days of validation training for military doctors from around the country during the first week of September...
Brooke Army Medical Center celebrates women’s right to vote
September 5, 2019
— Staff and visitors at Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated women’s right to vote at the annual Women’s Equality Day observance Aug. 27. The observance was held in celebration of the 19th Amendment, which was passed Aug. 18, 1920, and gave women in the U.S. the right to vote. ...
BAMC staff holds ‘Stop The Bleed’ training for City of San Antonio personnel
August 30, 2019
— Staff from the Brooke Army Medical Center’s Trauma Clinic held "Stop the Bleed" training for a City of San Antonio councilmember and more than two dozen council staff members, along with San Antonio Police Department officers and personnel, during two sessions held at city facilities the last week of August...
BAMC oxygen therapy helps patient heal after multiple surgeries
August 21, 2019
— The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston uses oxygen therapy to treat patients who have a wide range of illnesses and injuries...
Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general holds first town hall
August 20, 2019
— Brig. Gen. Wendy Harter, Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general, held her first all-hands town hall Aug. 14 to share her command priorities and answer questions from the staff...
Youth volunteers gain valuable experience at BAMC
August 9, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center’s Youth Volunteer Program provides teens ages 14 to 17 with military medicine experience. The program is unique to San Antonio and is sponsored by the San Antonio American Red Cross. ...
BAMC volunteer honors his calling by helping others
July 24, 2019
— A Brooke Army Medical Center volunteer found his spiritual calling at age 50 and has been giving back ever since. ...
BAMC unveils painting by wounded warrior
July 23, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center recently hosted an unveiling ceremony in the Medical Mall for a painting donated by former United Nations Ambassador Warren W. Tichenor...
BAMC laboratory services accredited for more than 50 years
July 23, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center Department of Pathology and Area Laboratory Services has been recognized as one of the longest College of American Pathologists-accredited laboratories in the United States...