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Center for the Intrepid
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. ...
Former Center for the Intrepid patient brings barbecue lunch to BAMC
May 24, 2019
— A former Special Forces medic who spent time recovering at the Center for the Intrepid at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston decided to make a stop at Brooke Army Medical Center May 20 to provide a barbecue lunch for patients, staff and family members...
JBSA firefighters show appreciation for wounded warriors
May 15, 2019
— Joint Base San Antonio firefighters spent the morning with wounded service members at the Center for the Intrepid at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston participating in physical fitness and sports activities May 10. This is the ninth year the firefighters have organized the annual event to show their appreciation for the service and sacrifices the military members have made to our nation...
Leap of faith: chance meeting brings Soldier to CFI after jump accident
February 22, 2019
— The hand-scribbled note taped to his dog tags simply said, “Request to go to the CFI” with a phone number. The note was written from one amputee to another. Army Staff Sgt. Kayshawn Porterfield was following in his father’s footsteps. He joined the Army with a plan of becoming a lifelong Soldier and his Army career was progressing. He was moving up in rank quickly, had finished the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. ...
Spurs take on injured warriors in wheelchair basketball at Center for the Intrepid
October 3, 2018
— The San Antonio Spurs basketball team visited the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Oct. 1. This gave the crop of new players the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility and engage in a competitive game of wheelchair basketball with a group of injured service members...
Focusing on the future: Sutherland Springs shooting survivor works toward recovery
February 27, 2018
— Under the watchful eye of his physical therapist, a patient slowly works a weighted towel across the floor by turning his left ankle. This is just one of several exercises he performs during his rehabilitation appointment at the Center for the Intrepid at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Veterans not forgotten during the holidays
January 4, 2018
— (Editor’s note: Last names were omitted for security reasons) For some, the holidays are a time of giving and an opportunity to express one’s gratitude. For one Airman, he expressed his gratitude by...
Army North unit leaders expand awareness of Center for the Intrepid
August 16, 2017
— Since 9/11 and the nation’s engagement in both Iraq and Afghanistan, many military service members have returned with burns, traumatic brain injury, amputations and other orthopedic needs. Those needs are met at the Center for the Intrepid at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, where they receive cutting-edge, state-of-the-art rehabilitation and prosthetics. ...
Wounded warrior brings Miss America to Brooke Army Medical Center
July 14, 2017
— Miss America Savvy Shields, the former Miss Arkansas, visited with wounded warriors, families and staff at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 12...
It’s a new day: young mother survives car crash, gains new perspective on care
February 10, 2017
— Jeanette Naschke enters an exam room at the urgent care clinic where she works to see her first patient of the day. The bubbly blue-eyed blonde greets her patient with a smile and chats for a few minutes. To see this physician assistant today one would never know she herself was a trauma patient who nearly died...
Patients, staff the stars at Center for the Intrepid 10th anniversary celebration
January 30, 2017
— More than 500 people attended the 10th anniversary celebration of the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 27...
Unique rehab center at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston gets injured military back on duty
November 30, 2016
— Not long after receiving innovative care for serious combat-related injuries, Air Force 2nd Lt. Marc Esposito gave his future wife a tour of the unique rehabilitation center that helped the Air Force special operator get back to jumping out of planes. The state-of-the-art setting cast with advanced technology inside the Center for the Intrepid at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston impressed Elizabeth Russell Esposito so much that she took a job there. ...
Retired general rehabs at hospital he once commanded
September 17, 2015
— A retired major general has high praise for the health care he oversaw more than two decades ago...