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Brooke Army Medical Center
BAMC hosts live chat with Army’s first doctor in space
November 29, 2019
— With the holiday season at hand, the first Army doctor in space expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve his nation as a Soldier and a NASA astronaut during his live, in-flight interview with more than 250 staff members, patients and family members Nov. 27 at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Pilot lands plane blind after bird strike
November 25, 2019
— Todd Unruh never believed he was going to die. Even covered in glass, in pain and flying blind, the pilot felt a sense of calm...
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...
Joint Army-Air Force-Navy medical partnership saves lives downrange
October 25, 2019
— At any given time, there are over 100 medics deployed worldwide from the 59th Medical Wing, executing a Joint U.S. mission in support of global operations. ...
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...
No effort spared to bring home seriously wounded Soldier
October 2, 2019
— Over four days, three aircraft, 18 medical specialists, including from the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, more than 24,000 gallons of fuel, and 100 liters of blood were committed across an 8,000-mile journey to a single goal – saving the life of one Soldier...
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...
Young blood recipient thanks donors personally
September 23, 2019
— The Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Exceptional Family Member Program and the Armed Services Blood Program hosted a blood drive Sept. 19 at the Military & Family Readiness Center to support the military community at Brooke Army Medical Center who need blood transfusions for blood cancer and blood-related illnesses. A young recipient of blood transfusions at BAMC took it upon himself to personally thank those who turned out for giving the gift of life. ...
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...