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Brooke Army Medical Center begins new year with special delivery
January 12, 2017
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson, commander, Brooke Army Medical Center, and BAMC registered nurse Kassandra Garza congratulate and deliver a gift basket to U.S. Army Sgt. Tiffany Curtis, 7210 Medical Support Unit, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and husband Justin Curtis. They are the proud parents of Lexy Curtis, the first baby born at Brooke Army Medical Center, Jan. 1, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Robert A. Whetstone/Released)

U.S. Army South trains for post-captivity reintegration mission
January 11, 2017
“This is my second favorite work topic to talk about,” said Dr. Gary Percival, Assistant Deputy Director of Human Factors at the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, who addressed people attending the U.S. Army South Reintegration ROC Drill, or rehearsal of concept drill at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan 10. With survival, evasion, resistance, and escape, or SERE, being Percival’s first favorite work topic discussion, he gave the group some insight into the 10 different events that included about 50 returnees and approximately 12 separate families he’s been involved with since 1998. “Where do we get the process?” he asked the group. “From more than 60 years of studying people who’ve been held in captivity and how they came back.”

Mission and Installation Contracting Command leaders gather to discuss contracting priorities
January 9, 2017
Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche speaks with leaders from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command as part of an acquisition leadership training event Dec. 7, 2016, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Wyche spent the day in San Antonio meeting with installation leaders from JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and industry partners. Wyche is the deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

TRADOC commanding general visits Army South
January 9, 2017
Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, U.S. Army South commanding general, explains to Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, how his ARSOUTH uses TRADOC resources to support its mission in the command's area of operations. Chinn also briefed future opportunities and ways that TRADOC can assist in enhancing mission accomplishment.

One person helps make a difference for students, teachers, community
January 6, 2017
(From left) Sgt. 1st Class Roberta Stevens, Vanessa Fo-Norton, Sgt, 1st Class Antonio Young, Staff Sgt. Brady Kornelis, Karen Archondisis, Danielle Smith, Mariana Ruiz, Command Sgt. Maj. Napoleon Noguerapayan and 1st Sgt. Thadenia Leach hold up a sign from students at Smith Elementary School thnaking the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston for donated school supplies Dec. 16, 2016.

Army North commanding general speaks to U.S. All-American Bowl Marching Band members
January 5, 2017
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, U.S. Army North commanding general at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, spoke to high school musicians selected to play as part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Marching Band about leadership and selfless service during the band welcome dinner Jan. 2, which celebrated and recognized them for their dedication and leadership to their schools and communities. The musicians are spending the week rehearsing for the Jan. 7 game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, receiving instruction from college and high school band directors, as well as learning from Soldiers in the U.S. Army Field Band.

BAMC, Regional Health Command-Central leaders deliver holiday presents, serve meals
January 5, 2017
(From left) Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson, Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general; Command Sgt. Maj. Tabitha Gavia, Regional Health Command-Central command sergeant major; Maj. Gen. Thomas Tempel, RHC-C commanding general; and BAMC Command Sgt. Maj. Albert Crews, deliver a gift basket to a Brooke Army Medical Center patient and his wife at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Dec. 25, 2016. They were joined by BAMC deputy commanders and their families to deliver gift baskets to patients Christmas morning at Brooke Army Medical Center. The command team and their families, joined by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, U.S. Army North commanding general, also served Christmas dinner to patients and staff in the dining room.

Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio dentist inspires interest during career day
January 4, 2017
Lt. Cmdr. Jeffery Hoyle, a research dentist with the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, demonstrates the casting of a dental mold with silicone pressure material during his presentation at the Joel C. Harris Academy Middle School Career Day in San Antonio Nov. 16, 2016.

Fallen sailor’s memory lives on through annual toy drive
December 21, 2016
Students load toys into a truck outside of Anderson Hall at the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, wrapping up METC's fifth annual toy drive. Anderson Hall was named after Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Anderson who was killed in action Dec. 4, 2006 in Ramadi, Iraq, while serving with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. Every year, Sailors at METC organize a toy drive in Anderson's honor to collect donations for Toys for Tots.

264th Medical Battalion takes part in East Terrell Hills Elementary School Career Day
December 14, 2016
Staff Sgt. Christopher Magnuson from the 264th Medical Battalion at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston shows students how to see bacteria and pathogens under a microscope.

PTSD: taking care of the invisible wounds
December 6, 2016
Bob Delaney, a motivational speaker on post-traumatic stress and resiliency, speaks to Soldiers and civilians assigned to Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston at the Fort Sam Houston Theater Friday. Delaney serves as the director of officials for the National Basketball Association and was a highly decorated trooper with the New Jersey State Police.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Sailor competes for Navy Medicine Sailor of the Year
November 21, 2016
Petty Officer 1st Class Cameron Graham (left), Hospital Corps “A” School instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, poses for a photo with Master Chief Petty Officer Tony Guzman, Navy Medicine Training Support Center’s senior enlisted adviser, after Graham was announced as Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command, or NMETLC, Sailor of the Year for 2016 during a ceremony at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 17. Graham will represent NMETLC at Navy Medicine’s Sailor of the Year competition in January.

410th Contracting Support Brigade cases its colors in preparation for deployment
November 21, 2016
Col. Josh Burris (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Williams case the 410th Contracting Support Brigade organizational colors during a ceremony Nov. 16 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Soldiers from the brigade will depart for a deployment to assume command of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command-Afghanistan. Burris is the 410th CSB commander and Williams is the brigade command sergeant major.

Mission and Installation Contracting Command employees selected for leadership training
October 25, 2016
Jennifer Hastedt was selected by the Alamo Federal Executive Board to participate in its nine-month leadership program which began this month. Hastedt is contract specialist with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

Army Medicine and U.S. Border Patrol partner for training, veterinary care and cost savings
October 25, 2016
Maj. Patrick Grimm, Deputy Chief of Animal Health Branch, performs a gastropexy on a Customs and Border Patrol working dog while assisted by Pvt. Jade Baxter, a student attending Army Animal Care Specialist, 68T, advanced individual training.

607th Contracting Team Soldiers shape regional security environment in Afghanistan
October 6, 2016
Before deployment to Afghanistan, members of the 607th Contracting Team completed predeployment training, including this day at the range, at Fort Bliss, Texas. From left to right are Staff Sgt. Ryan Johnson, Master Sgt. Maria Sierra, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Lewis, Maj. Evan Chung and Staff Sgt. Ike Wright.