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JBSA-Fort Sam Houston hosts Inaugural Operational Medicine Summit
September 4, 2019
— The Inaugural Operational Medicine Summit was hosted by the Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or HRCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 26-28 to foster unity of effort in the development of a ready medical force throughout the Total Army enterprise, capable of succeeding in a Multi-Domain Operations, or MDO...
AMEDD Center & School getting a new name
August 29, 2019
— The premier Army medicine training and education institution widely known as the “Army Medical Department Center & School” will officially change its name to “U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence,” or MEDCoE, effective Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019...
Army names top drill sergeant at JBSA-Camp Bullis competition
August 28, 2019
— After five days, more than 70 tested events and hundreds of evaluated standards, the U.S. Army named its top drill sergeant in an Aug. 23 ceremony hosted by the Center for Initial Military Training, or CIMT, the lead in the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, for all initial entry training. The annual event was conducted at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis for the first time since the Drill Sergeant of the Year was established 50 years ago...
187th Medical Battalion donates more than $10,000 worth of school supplies
August 19, 2019
— Students and teachers at Briscoe Elementary School in the San Antonio Independent School District received a welcome surprise when Soldiers from the 187th Medical Battalion, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or HRCoE, delivered more than $10,000 worth of school supplies Aug. 8 as part of the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Adopt-a-School program...
Top Health Readiness Center of Excellence drill sergeant competes to earn Army title
August 19, 2019
— The top drill sergeant in the Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or HRCoE, is competing from Aug. 18-22 with 11 others to earn the title of 2019 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year. ...
Medical professionals change command at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
July 17, 2019
— Army Col. Shannon N. Shaw accepted the unit colors entrusted to her by Maj. Gen. Patrick D, Sargent, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence in a change of command ceremony for the Medical Professional Training Brigade, or MPTB, at a ceremony held at the AMEDD Museum July 16...
Health Readiness Center of Excellence commander educates the educators
June 21, 2019
— During a recent question-and-answer session with Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Sargent, commander, U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or HRCoE, a visiting community educator asked what they should tell their students who think of the military as “their last resort,” in case they don’t get into college...
German allies visit JBSA-Fort Sam Houston on 75th anniversary of D-Day
June 12, 2019
— Seventy-five years to the day of the Normandy invasion that marked the beginning of the end of Nazi occupation in Europe, the U.S. Army Medical Department, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or HRCOE, on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, hosted a visit by German allies June 6...
Borden Institute marks Veterinary Corps birthday with release of veterinary textbook
June 5, 2019
— The Borden Institute, an agency of the Health Readiness Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, released “Military Veterinary Services” as a part of the Textbooks of Military Medicine series June 3...
Former international medical student returns to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston as general officer
June 4, 2019
— A South Korean delegation, led by a former international student trained at the Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or HRCoE, visited Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston recently. It has been more than two decades since Brig. Gen. Myoung-ok Kwon of the Republic of Korea Army was an international military student at the HRCoE in what is now known as the Captains Career Course, but she still has fond memories of the experience. ...
HRCoE sets an ‘audacious goal’ for medical simulation and training
May 29, 2019
— A new Directorate of Simulation, or DOS, has been established at the Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or HRCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The directorate is charged with coordinating and incorporating all medical simulation efforts across the full spectrum of medical and military operations...
Medical Professional Training Brigade welcomes new command sergeant major
May 22, 2019
— Command Sgt. Maj. Jennifer A. Redding assumed responsibility of the Medical Professional Training Brigade in a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston May 22...
AMEDD Captains Career Course changes helping students become better leaders
May 21, 2019
— Changes in requirements in the Army Medicine Captains Career Course at the Army Medical Department Center & School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are better preparing students to lead in both ground combat operations and operations supporting civil authorities in emergencies...
New doctrine Smart Book helps Soldiers, leaders navigate the Army Health System
May 21, 2019
— The Army Health System Doctrine Smart Book is designed to provide the basic information necessary for leaders to familiarize themselves with this doctrine and the original sources. It clarifies why various constructs exist and how they all fit together...
Army Medicine partners with UT Health at research and education symposium
May 14, 2019
— Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Sargent, commander, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or AMEDDC&S HRCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, addressed the 2019 Graduate School Research & Education Symposium audience at Holly Auditorium, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio May 7 and 8...
Rigor by Design: HRCoE defines rigor, infuses new standards in training
May 9, 2019
— The U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or AMEDDC&S HRCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, developed a standard definition of "rigor". By establishing a common understanding of this concept in context of the HRCoE's training and education mission, it can ensure the standards and intent of their new higher headquarters' command are met...
Local high school science students learn about Army Medicine
May 7, 2019
— Forty-two students from McCollum High School in the Harlandale Independent School District of San Antonio toured the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or AMEDDC&S HRCoE, May 3 to gain insight into the varying careers Army Medicine has to offer...
Army Medicine welcomes a new member of the Senior Executive Service
April 30, 2019
— Joseph M. Harmon III, deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or HRCoE, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in a ceremony at the Army Medical Department Museum April 29...
U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps celebrates 72nd anniversary
April 19, 2019
— The U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps, or AMSC, celebrated its 72nd anniversary with a cake-cutting ceremony at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or AMEDDC&S HRCoE, headquarters building at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston April 16...
‘American Dream is alive’ and well through Army Recruiting
April 18, 2019
— Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Sargent, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or AMEDDC&S HRCoE, hosted a welcome reception and meet and greet in support of a Los Angeles educator tour at Willis Hall at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston April 16...