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News | May 28, 2021

Longtime volunteer leaves legacy for others to follow

By Lori Newman

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 1985-1987, and a longtime volunteer at BAMC. Michael Dulevitz, chief of the BAMC Volunteer Services Office, describes Moore as a “pioneer,” who helped establish the CareMobile program in 1990, and the driving force behind the Patient Library.

“I was volunteering at the old main hospital (on Fort Sam Houston) when I decided that we needed some libraries,” Moore said. “In those days, the hospital consisted of two buildings; the main hospital (Brooke General Hospital) and Beach Pavilion, so anything that was done at Main had to be done at Beach.”

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