JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas –
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Brooke Army Medical Center and Joint Base San Antonio will once again host a Military Retiree Appreciation Day on Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon in the BAMC Medical Mall.
The event is free and open to military retirees of all branches, as well as family members, widows and widowers, and surviving family members.
Services will include military and community health and wellness information and resources, medical and dental screenings, pharmacy services, skin cancer checks, screening mammograms, prescription glasses (if prescription is less than a year old), ID card services, vaccinations to include flu and COVID-19, and much more. (Note: For mammograms, TRICARE beneficiaries who receive their care from the network will need a written referral with a fax number from their provider to be screened.)
Maria Guerrero, BAMC’s chief of Patient Experience and event coordinator, said the event will be an easily accessible, one-stop wealth of resources.
“This event is very important to our retirees and their family members,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity to get caught up on vaccinations and other screenings while receiving important education and information. At past events, I’ve had patients tell me they are in heaven because they were able to get their healthcare updated all in one day. We look forward to caring for our retirees and their families this weekend!”