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Austin Smith: Life is full of second chances
June 3, 2021
Man pulling arrow from target

Resources available to service members dealing with substance use disorders
December 11, 2018
A Soldier holds his Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care commencement coin.

59th Medical Wing leaves large footprint on medical education
March 2, 2018
The 59th Medical Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is the Air Force's premier healthcare, medical education and research, and readiness wing. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Cody Vance)

Leadership Federal Executive Board members tour BAMC
February 15, 2018
Army Col. Booker King explains the life-saving advances provided by the adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, program to federal participants in the Leadership Federal Executive Board during a tour of the San Antonio Military Medical Center Feb. 14 in San Antonio. The tour was part of a health care services day organized by the LFEB that included additional medical facilities to develop a better understanding of federal community. The LFEB is made up of 45 class members from various federal agencies across San Antonio who meet monthly to learn from key decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. SAMMC received national recognition in 2017 for its ECMO program, which is a heart-lung bypass system used in the treatment of affected organs. King is a surgeon assigned to SAMMC.

Veterans not forgotten during the holidays
January 4, 2018
Five hundred packages were delivered to the San Antonio Military Medical Center and Center for the Intrepid, 200 packages went to the Audie L. Murphy Veteran Affairs Hospital, 200 to the Army Residence Community, 200 to the Wounded Warrior Project, and the remaining 100 went to the Join Base San Antonio-Lackland Fisher House.

Local Air Force Reserve doctor leads life-saving medevac mission
December 21, 2017
Dr. (Maj.) Jeffrey DellaVolpe, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee, works to place a Navy explosive ordnance disposal technician on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy, or ECMO for short. The procedure, which artificially oxygenates the blood, stabilized the sailor's body, allowing him to be transported directly from Baghdad to the San Antonio Military Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

BAMC community-based medical homes extend hours, services to meet patients’ needs
March 16, 2016
Pfc. Cole Blancett (right), physical therapy assistant, helps Douglas Biala stretch during a physical therapy appointment March 6 at the Capt. Jennifer M. Moreno Primary Care Clinic at Fort Sam Houston. Two physical therapists and two physical therapy assistants are available by appointment from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

SAMMC’s trauma mission benefits San Antonio, medical readiness
March 16, 2016

BAMC to unveil new, improved dining room
September 3, 2015
Professional chef Matthew Eisenhour trains Brooke Army Medical Center Dining Facility staff in the art of making pizza in the new pizza oven.

Top physicians, nurses carve out time for patient care
September 3, 2015
Army Col. Richard Evans (center), deputy commander for nursing, checks on retired Col. Randy Maschek (right) as Pvt. Karinna Ortiz, a practical nurse course student, looks on in the 2 West inpatient ward at the San Antonio Military Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston Aug. 20.