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Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston
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...
Trauma care innovations saving Soldiers' lives, says USAISR commander
March 8, 2018
— Col. Shawn C. Nessen, a trauma surgeon who served on the battlefields of Iraq in 2003 and Afghanistan from 2006 to 2008, credits three trauma care procedures as being among those responsible for saving the most lives. Nessen is commander of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, or USAISR, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. ...
JBSA commemorates anniversary of first military flight
March 2, 2018
— On a morning one guest speaker said would have made for great flying weather, Joint Base San Antonio celebrated the 108th anniversary of the first military flight made by Army Lt. Benjamin Foulois at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston on March 2, 1910...
'Glow In The Park' 5K run draws crowds out for fluorescent fun
February 26, 2018
— Service members and others from across Joint Base San Antonio took part in the annual "Glow in the Dark" 5K fun run at MacArthur Parade Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston during the early evening hours of Feb. 24...
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. ...
BAMC Troop Command changes responsibility
February 12, 2018
— Col. Lee Freeman, commander of Brooke Army Medical Center's Troop Command, passes the guidon to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Deonn R. Cannon during a change of responsibility ceremony at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston's Army Medical Department museum amphitheater as outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick Batiste looks on Feb. 9...
Brooke Army Medical Center staff member confirmed with Legionella bacteria
February 7, 2018
— A Brooke Army Medical Center staff member who works in Building 15 was confirmed to have Legionella bacteria Feb 6...
Vogel Resiliency Center opens to help JBSA community
January 9, 2018
— The Vogel Resiliency Center is a new facility providing resiliency services to the Joint Base San Antonio community, located on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, designed to focus, synchronize, and integrate the execution of programs that are directly supportive of the Army’s R2 (Ready and Resilient) objectives...
Rare snowfall blankets JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
December 8, 2017
— A rare snowfall accumulated throughout San Antonio and surrounding areas the evening of Thursday, Dec. 7, leaving an unusual scene or two around Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Now Full-Service in San Antonio
August 9, 2017
— Senior Navy and Marine Corps leaders joined a small gathering at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s newest full-service location for a ceremonial ribbon- and cake-cutting ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 8. NMCRS San Antonio has been open at JBSA Fort Sam Houston since January 2015 but only recently expanded to a full-service, standalone branch...