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Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston
Women's History Month: A Soldier's challenge and triumph
March 18, 2021
— U.S. Army Capt. Heather A. Meier, a physician assistant at the U.S. Army South Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, slings her stethoscope around her neck and cracks a joke as a patient enters the office. They share a familiar chuckle and a smile as Meier begins with a medical check-up. During the month of March, Women’s History Month, the U.S. Army celebrates the important contributions of women to our nation, both historically and today...
National Nutrition Month: Nutrition therapists train at METC
March 18, 2021
— National Nutrition Month, observed during the month of March, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits along with physical activity. Being that health and fitness are synonymous with force readiness, it’s no surprise that nutrition plays an important role in the military...
MEDCoE Advanced Individual Training Soldiers attend Soldier in Transition Training
March 11, 2021
— Advanced Individual Training Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston attend refresher training while in hold status. MEDCoE’s Soldier in Transition Training, or SiTT, is a two-week program designed to refresh Soldier skills for hold Soldiers...
MEDCoE hosts panel discussion, Women’s History Month kick-off event
March 7, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, hosted a Women’s History Month panel discussion featuring a cross-section of leaders from throughout the command at the Academic Support Building atJoint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston March 3...
Army Capability Manager-Army Health System team supports Arctic Warrior 2021
March 4, 2021
— An Army Capability Manager-Army Health System team from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston provided their expertise from Feb. 6-12 during Arctic Warrior 21 at Fort Greely, Alaska, to assess the Army Health System, resolve Arctic warfare gaps, enhance readiness and inform modernization...
BAMC powers through record-breaking winter storms
February 19, 2021
— With record-cold temperatures and potential power outages looming in South Central Texas recently, Brooke Army Medical Center personnel immediately launched into action to ensure continuity of patient care despite the impending storms...
Electrical burn survivor reflects on accident, warns others to be careful
February 18, 2021
— On Nov. 2, 2020, Jorge Terrazas was working on electrical equipment at the South Texas Gateway Terminal, a crude oil export terminal in Ingleside, Texas, when he felt a powerful shock go through his body...
Former burn patient donates artwork to USAISR Burn Center
February 12, 2021
— A burn patient and local artist showed her appreciation for the care she received at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston by donating an art piece she created Feb. 10...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Community Pharmacy relocates to new Exchange
February 2, 2021
— The Fort Sam Houston Community Pharmacy has moved into the new Army and Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) located at 2500 Funston Road at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the contact number remains the same at 210-295-9965...
Gladiator program helps ensure student medics’ readiness
January 26, 2021
— Once they complete basic training, Army medics receive an array of training to ensure they are ready to deploy around the world at a moment’s notice. The new Gladiator program, which was initiated by the Soldiers in Training Physical Therapy Clinic at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, is designed to improve the physical readiness of Soldier medics throughout their training...
MEDCoE adds antigen testing lab to COVID-19 mitigation strategy
January 25, 2021
— It took nearly 8,000 COVID antigen tests, at least that many screenings and 14 days of restriction of movement, but in-person learning at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, safely resumed after post-holiday block leave reintegration recently at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Combined Arms Center commanding general visits MEDCoE
January 21, 2021
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence hosted Lt. Gen. James Rainey, commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 19-20...
USAISR collaboration to optimize combat casualty care
January 12, 2021
— The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston continues to be a driving force behind important advances in combat casualty care. Contributing to the Institute’s success has been establishing and maintaining collaborations with governmental and nongovernmental organizations to include industry and academia...
BAMC first baby a breath of fresh air for 2021
January 11, 2021
— After a long and arduous 2020, marked by one of the worst pandemics in history, Brooke Army Medical Center welcomed some good news with the birth of Stella Luna Nolasco at 3:26 a.m. Jan. 1...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers, leaders get a well-deserved break for the holidays
December 21, 2020
— Soldiers training at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston departed via various modes of travel for their Holiday Block Leave recently...
TRADOC Commander visits MEDCoE in advance of Holiday Block Leave
December 21, 2020
— Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, visited the cadre and trainees assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Dec. 17...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers depart for annual Holiday Block Leave travel
December 16, 2020
— More than 1,300 Soldiers training at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, at are expected to depart from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston via the San Antonio International Airport for their Holiday Block Leave Dec. 19...
NTAG San Antonio Education Services specialist earns Civilian Service Commendation Medal
December 3, 2020
— Juan P. Rodriguez was awarded the Department of the Navy’s Civilian Service Commendation Medal Dec. 1 at the Navy Talent Acquisition Group San Antonio at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Garrison commanders come together virtually to improve Army quality of life
November 25, 2020
— More than 150 leaders from Army posts around the world connected virtually with the leadership of U.S. Army Installation Management Command at IMCOM’s annual Garrison Commander Conference Nov. 16-20...
U.S. Army Medical Department Museum receives prestigious re-accreditation
November 25, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was recently re-accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, or AAM. This important milestone means the museum continues to meet national standards and best practices for museums in the United States...