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Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston
BAMC offers ‘last line of defense’ against COVID-19
August 10, 2020
— Brooke Army Medical Center is expanding its use of a highly specialized treatment many consider the “last line of defense” for critically ill COVID-19 patients...
MEDCoE employee selected as TRADOC Civilian Instructor of the Year
August 7, 2020
— Robert “Bob” Preshong, Department of Combat Medic Training at the U.S Army Medical Center of Excellence, was selected as the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, Civilian Instructor of the Year in a virtual ceremony held by video teleconference Aug. 6...
MEDCoE’s top drill sergeant competes at Army level
August 3, 2020
— Staff Sgt. Travis Webster is the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Drill Sergeant of the Year, or DSOY, for 2020 and represents MEDCoE at the Army-level DSOY competition. The event is hosted by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, and conducted virtually Aug. 3-5, due to COVID-19, considerations...
USAISR welcomes new commander
July 23, 2020
— In a time-honored Army custom, Col. (Dr.) Jerome L. Buller relinquished command of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, or USAISR, to Col. (Dr.) Mark E. Stackle during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 21...
Army North hosts hurricane ROC drill
July 21, 2020
— U.S. Army North hosted a Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept Drill at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 10, both in-person and virtually, with more than 250 leaders from federal, state, U.S. territories and the military, to discuss their respective courses of action in the event of hurricane response...
U.S. Army North ready to battle COVID-19 after busy spring
July 16, 2020
— Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, the head of U.S. Northern Command’s land forces spoke recently of the lessons learned from its ongoing battle against COVID-19, as the command prepares to send more troops to hotspots in Texas and California...
U.S. Army Environmental Command ensures training during COVID-19
July 14, 2020
— The U.S. Army Environmental Command, or USAEC, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston has been offering online courses to ensure Army environmental professionals worldwide remain trained and mission-certified during COVID-19...
ARNORTH holds Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion change of command ceremony
July 9, 2020
— Col. Niave Knell, U.S. Army North Chief of Staff, passes the unit colors to the incoming commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Lt. Col. Richard Teta, during the battalion’s change of command ceremony at the Quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 8...
Regional Health Command-Central welcomes new CG
July 8, 2020
— The reins of leadership changed hands for Regional Health Command-Central during a change of command, relinquishment of responsibility and retirement ceremony at Wood Auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 2...
Inaugural trauma readiness training receives rave reviews
July 8, 2020
— The new Strategic Trauma Readiness Center of San Antonio, or STaRC, completed its first trauma readiness training for the 555th Forward Surgical Team June 6...
106th Signal Brigade holds virtual change of command, responsibility ceremonies
July 8, 2020
— Due to COVID-19, the 106th Signal Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston will hold dual virtual ceremonies July 29 for their change of command and change of responsibility...
Army National Hiring Days: Army South command sergeant major encourages others to serve
July 2, 2020
— As the senior enlisted advisor of U.S. Army South at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Command Sgt. Maj. Trevor C. Walker serves in one of the Army’s most influential positions to support “Army National Hiring Days,” the Army’s first nationwide virtual hiring event to hire 10,000 Soldiers from June 30 to July 2...
The last Medical Professional Training Brigade commander reflects on unit’s legacy
July 1, 2020
— Effective July 1, 2020, the 32nd Medical Brigade receives Operational Control, or OPCON, of the Medical Professional Training Brigade’s, or MPTB’s, two battalions: the 187th and 188th Medical Battalions. MPTB will retain administrative control, or ADCON, of the battalions until discontinuation orders are received from Headquarters, Department of the Army, expected later this year or early 2021. ...
Brooke Army Medical Center welcomes new commanding general
July 1, 2020
— In the midst of a brief downpour, Army Brig. Gen. Wendy Harter, the first female commander in Brooke Army Medical Center’s history, turned over command to Army Brig. Gen. Shan Bagby, the first African American commander in BAMC’s history, during a June 26 change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
5th Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command holds change of command
June 30, 2020
— Col. Chris S. Alfeiri relinquished command of U.S. Army Cadet Command’s 5th Brigade to Col. Mark A. Olsen during a change of command ceremony at the Military and Family Readiness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 23...
Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle assumes command of Army Medical Command
June 29, 2020
— Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, U.S. Army Surgeon General, assumed responsibility as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command June 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in a socially-distanced virtual ceremony hosted by Gen. James C. McConville, Army Chief of Staff...
Boy Scout Troop 23 lends helping hands across JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
June 26, 2020
— For three days over the June 20 weekend, Boy Scouts from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston’s Troop 23 replaced the ramp at the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Detachment near Brooke Army Medical Center as part of a member’s Eagle Scout project...
MEDCoE provides help to New York, New Jersey medical facilities in response to COVID-19
June 25, 2020
— During the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston provided resources, expertise and assistance to medical facilities in New York and New Jersey overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases...
U.S. Army South welcomes new command sergeant major
June 25, 2020
— U.S. Army South bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. William Rinehart and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Trevor Walker during a change of responsibility ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 23...
Historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre marks 85th anniversary
June 24, 2020
— The U.S. Army’s oldest theatre, the Fort Sam Houston Theatre on Stanley Road at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, marks its 85th anniversary June 30...