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Married couple joins Navy together, adjusting to military life
June 14, 2019
— A chance for a better future and to serve their country are the reasons Mark and Pearl Alvarado, a married couple from San Antonio, made the decision to join the military together....
METC med tech student assists car crash victims
May 21, 2019
— A student in the Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, or AMSA, program at the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, helped render aid at the scene of a major car crash recently....
METC Fitness Center opens new Parent Child Area
May 17, 2019
— Parents who use the Medical Education and Training Campus Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston will soon be able to utilize a new area that allows them to work out while watching over their children at the same time....
METC student responds to medical emergency
April 30, 2019
— Airman Grace Dawson, a student in the Medical Education and Training Campus Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, or AMSA, program at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, applied her new medical skills in a real scenario when a fellow Airman suffered a medical emergency March 21....
METC respiratory therapy instructors train Fort Hood EMS paramedics
March 27, 2019
— Two instructors with the Medical Education and Training Campus Respiratory Therapy Technician program at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston have been traveling to Fort Hood, Texas, to train emergency medical services personnel....
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston celebrates Women’s History Month
March 18, 2019
— The director of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee on Women Veterans was guest speaker for a Women’s’ History Month event led by Navy Medicine Training Support Center’s Diversity Committee and Soldiers assigned to the 106th Signal Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston March 13....
San Antonio Wardroom Association PDC Hosts Mock Promotion Board at the METC
February 8, 2019
— The San Antonio Wardroom Association, or SAWA, hosted a professional development mock, officer promotion board at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston Jan. 18. ...
METC student overcomes challenges to fulfill dream of joining the Navy
January 30, 2019
— Through perseverance, patience and determination, Seaman Gideon Osei is fulfilling his dream of serving in the Navy. Overcoming obstacles, challenges and doubts along the way that would have caused others to quit, Osei has persevered and is beginning his service in the Navy as a hospital corpsman after graduating from the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 28. ...
The Navy corpsman: carrying the legacy
January 8, 2019
— The screams of the wounded and dying filled the stale room as medical workers rushed to check for pulses, resuscitate the unconscious and stop the bleeding. The darkness was pierced by red and green lights that illuminated pools of blood on the floor. Nervous hands scrambled to find the proper medical equipment amid the chaos of the combat environment that surrounded them, working frantically and disregarding their own safety. Fortunately, none of this is real; it's a simulated casualty exercise, part of the training every future Navy hospital corpsman undergoes. The rate is actually the largest and most decorated in the Navy....
METC histotechnician instructors make history
November 30, 2018
— Three histotechnician program instructors at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston have made history by becoming the only histotechnicians in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy to have attained the Qualification in Immunohistochemistry, or QIHC, certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology....
Council on Occupational Education lauds METC for ‘world-class’ tech training
November 19, 2018
— From Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, hosted an evaluation team from the Council on Occupational Education, or COE, for the second time in eight years. The purpose of the visit was to ensure that METC is abiding by all standards for national accreditation....
Former USS Cole command master chief visits Navy students, METC staff
September 27, 2018
— Oct. 12, 2000 was a day retired Command Master Chief James Parlier will never forget. The retired Navy hospital corpsman was serving as the command master chief, the highest enlisted crew member, of the USS Cole when it was attacked while being refueled in Yemen’s Aden harbor. Seventeen Sailors were killed and another 39 were critically wounded....
Navy Surgeon General, Force Master Chief visit Navy Medicine Training Support Center
August 16, 2018
— Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; and Force Master Chief Hosea Smith Jr., Hospital Corps director, visited the Navy Medicine Training Support Center, or NMTSC, Aug. 2. ...
JBSA Navy Medicine commands host Navy STEM externship visit
July 3, 2018
— San Antonio area Navy Medicine commands hosted 26 middle and high school guidance counselors, and high school chemistry and health professions educators June 27 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston as part of a summer externship focused on high school student career preparation and exploration...
Twins with military bloodlines forging path at METC
May 11, 2018
— Identical twin sisters with military bloodlines are forging their own path in the service as students at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston....
Uniformed Services University Offers Degree Opportunities for Enlisted Members
February 12, 2018
— Enlisted service members have often been referred to as the backbone of the military for their support, leadership, willingness to get the job done and thirst for knowledge. Retaining dedicated, talented troops is important to ensuring that their experience is passed on to the next generation of noncommissioned officers and to preparing them for careers in the civilian sector once they leave the service. ...
Front and Center: Medical Education and Training Campus instructor a mentor to students, instructors
February 8, 2018
— Being selected to become a pharmacy technician turned out to be a wise career choice for Master Sgt. Robert George, the senior enlisted advisor for the Pharmacy Technician Training Program at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. ...
Sisters serve, train together in different services at METC
January 29, 2018
— When Airman 1st Class Gisella Panchana graduates from the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 30, she will go through conflicting emotions about the occasion....
METC preventive medicine specialist program graduates first international military student from Liberia
October 26, 2017
— Pfc. Yardy Collins holds the distinction of being the first international student from Liberia to graduate from the preventive medicine specialist program at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Oct. 20....
Navy Hospital Corpsman school graduation first of its kind
October 18, 2017
— The first class to train under the newly revised Hospital Corpsman (HM) “A” School curriculum graduated Oct. 13 at a ceremony at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston....