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July 29, 2021

What you should know about RSV

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections are on the rise locally and nationally. RSV is a common respiratory virus that typically causes mild “cold-like” symptoms in adults and older children. However, for infants, RSV can progress to bronchiolitis or pneumonia and more serious symptoms requiring hospitalization.Symptoms of mild RSV in infants

July 29, 2021

BAMC medic competes for MEDCOM Best Leader title

A Brooke Army Medical Center combat medic is one of 16 Soldiers competing in the U.S. Army Medical Command 2021 Best Leader Competition July 25-30, on the Island of Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii.Army Staff Sgt. Edward Nelan, a BAMC Soldier Recovery Unit squad leader from the Quad Cities region in Illinois, was selected to represent Regional Health

July 21, 2021

Active duty service members needed for COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness study

A team of researchers is conducting an observational study involving active duty service members who have received COVID-19 vaccines. The Vaccine Effectiveness and Immune Response of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in Active Military Personnel study aims to help the Defense Department better understand how well COVID-19 vaccines protect service members.“The

July 21, 2021

San Antonio Market to standardize, optimize local healthcare

After years of collaboration, San Antonio’s military treatment facilities officially unified as a market with the Defense Health Agency during a ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center today.The newly designated San Antonio Market will work together to optimize personnel and resources and improve access to care for more than 250,000 military

June 9, 2021

SAUSHEC awards ceremony highlights academic achievements

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual awards ceremony June 4 at Brooke Army Medical Center.SAUSHEC is one of two major Department of Defense multi-service graduate health education platforms; the other is National Capital Consortium at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. It hosts 37 General Medical

June 2, 2021

Military Diversity: BAMC honors Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the ranks

Brooke Army Medical Center designated May 27, 2021 to observe the culture and accomplishments of Asian American and Pacific Islander service members. This year’s theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.” It highlights the advancement of Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders within our military and civilian ranks.The month

May 28, 2021

Longtime volunteer leaves legacy for others to follow

A longtime volunteer is hanging up her burgundy vest after more than 36 years of service at Brooke Army Medical Center.Joy Moore began volunteering in 1985 and was one of a core group who started the BAMC Retiree Activities Group, affectionately known as BRAG. She is also the wife of retired Army Col. Bobby Moore, Fort Sam Houston commander from

May 27, 2021

All Tricare beneficiaries ages 12 and up

Brooke Army Medical Center offers same-day appointments as well as weekly walk-in days for all Tricare beneficiaries ages 12 and up. Walk-in hours are Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the COVID-19 vaccination site on main post Fort Sam Houston.COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

May 26, 2021

Based on data, experts encourage vaccines for teens

Air Force Col. Heather Yun enrolled her teenagers in COVID vaccine trials in back in the winter.An infectious disease physician, Yun spoke with her children at length about the vaccine studies, and they were eager to do their part in the battle against the pandemic. More nervous about the blood draw than the shot, her children “overcame their fears

May 13, 2021

Lifetime of Service: New award recognizes BAMC civilians serving 45-plus years

Brooke Army Medical Center held a Lifetime of Service award ceremony May 11 to honor the legacy of employees who have served 45 or more years in civil service.The new award was presented to a group of 18 individuals from across the organization whose years of service ranged from 45 to 66 years, for a combined total of 876 years of federal

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