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JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
Trinity Competition selects best of MEDCoE
July 21, 2020
— Each year, the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, plans, coordinates, and executes the Trinity Competition at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis to select the best medic, best warrior, and drill sergeant of the year...
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...
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...
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...
METC celebrates 10 years training enlisted medical force
June 2, 2020
— When the Department of Defense’s 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission directed nearly all enlisted medical training be co-located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, it may have unknowingly changed the landscape of enlisted medical training for the foreseeable future...
Medical Readiness Training Command Reserve laboratory officer in fight against COVID-19
May 27, 2020
— "We have an obligation to the American people to keep our Soldiers healthy in order to serve in this fight, and I am proud to have been a part of that,"' said Lt. Col. Maria Espiritu, an Army Reserve clinical laboratory officer who oversees COVID-19 testing at multiple laboratories in the U.S. for mobilized military medical professionals...
U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence recognizes its centennial
May 15, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, trains the world’s premier military medical force: Army Medicine. There are many important dates in the school’s history, but May 15, 1920, is acknowledged as the date the Army formally approved the establishment of the Medical Field Service School at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, where MEDCoE traces its origins...
Air Force Thunderbirds honor San Antonio in Operation America Strong flyover
May 14, 2020
— The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds conducted flyovers May 13 over San Antonio and Austin as a salute to frontline healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel, while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic...
4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) leaders engaged in the COVID-19 fight
May 13, 2020
— The U.S. Army Reserve 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has been engaged in the military’s COVID-19 response right from the start. Two of the 4th ESC’s top officers are not only great leaders in uniform, but out of uniform they serve as leaders in the healthcare field...
Army Reserve chief sees COVID-19 fight during JBSA-Fort Sam Houston visit
May 1, 2020
— Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, visited U.S. Army North to meet with the 228-1 Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force, or UAMTF, as well as Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, U.S. Army North commanding general, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston April 28...
Purple flags honor military children in an uncertain time
April 17, 2020
— A team of 10 youth and three adults went out from the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Youth Center April 16 planting purple flags around the base in honor of military children everywhere. April is the nationally recognized Month of the Military Child...
Leader perspective: Be the calm in the storm
April 4, 2020
— The Mission and Installation Contracting Command is answering the call to one of our nation’s greatest challenges as we aggressively fight to kill the enemy we all know as Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Whether you find yourself walking the grounds and assessing the blank canvass of the next field hospital or executing contracts in your favorite sweatpants at home, we all play a vital role in this critical mission. ...
Joint Base San Antonio suspends public attendance for non-mission essential mass gatherings, to include BMT graduation
March 10, 2020
— Beginning March 13, Joint Base San Antonio officials will suspend all guest attendance for basic military training, or BMT, graduation ceremonies to reduce potential spread of COVID-19...
Naval Medical Forces Support Command receives accreditation
March 9, 2020
— Naval Medical Forces Support Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston received a certificate for 35 years of accreditation from the Council on Occupational Education March 6...
IMCOM commander addresses new installation leaders
March 6, 2020
— Army Lt. Gen. Doug Gabram, commanding general, U.S. Army Installation Management Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, addressed the inbound of class of installation leaders during day one of the Garrison Pre-Command Course at the IMCOM Training Facility at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Feb. 24...
Basura Bash brings out hundreds of volunteers to clean up Salado Creek
February 17, 2020
— Hundreds of dedicated volunteers came out on a cool, crisp morning Feb. 15 to help clean up an important waterway that runs through Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston during the annual community-wide Basura Bash...
U.S. Army South hosts first Joint Armies Military Proficiency Competition
February 13, 2020
— A Peruvian officer competed alongside Soldiers and Airmen from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Lackland, as U.S. Army South hosted the first Joint Armies Military Proficiency Competition Feb. 7-8...
MICC teams key in IMCOM contract reform initiative
February 13, 2020
— U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting professionals are playing a key role in an initiative to allow garrison commanders greater visibility over contract expenditures and support agreements...
Basura Bash heads into 10th year of Salado Creek cleanup
January 31, 2020
— The Basura Bash is a one-day, all-volunteer event to clean up the San Antonio Watershed from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at the Salado Creek Park...
JBSA Transition Alliance fosters networks, builds careers
January 17, 2020
— Military members, spouses, family members and caregivers in the San Antonio area looking for a career are fortunate to have the Joint Base San Antonio Workforce, Military Spouse and Transition Alliance available to ensure they find the education, training and opportunities needed to assist them in building a fulfilling career, whether they are leaving the military, changing duty stations, or beginning life after school...