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April 20, 2023

Holocaust survivor shares her story of courage, resilience

A 100-year-old Holocaust survivor and military nurse shared her story during a Holocaust Days of Remembrance observance at Brooke Army Medical Center, April 17, 2023.Unable to attend in person, Hannah Deutch virtually spoke to a packed auditorium from her nursing home in New York.Softly speaking in a German accent, Deutch described the terrible

April 19, 2023

Near-death experience gives military chaplain new lease on life

He had lost his family, his home and nearly his job, but it took a near-death experience for Lt. Col. Bret Gilmore to finally quit drinking and regain his life.The Army chaplain said it was a close call that he can't afford to repeat."If I drink again, I will lose my family," Gilmore said. "And losing my family is not now, or ever will be, an

April 17, 2023

City-wide exercise tests BAMC’s response capabilities

Brooke Army Medical Center participated in a large-scale, city-wide mass casualty exercise April 6.The San Antonio Mass Casualty Exercise and Evaluation, or SAMCEE, is an annual exercise designed to assess the surge capabilities of hospitals in the 26,000-square-mile region covered by the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council, which manages the

April 14, 2023

BAMC showcases achievements, innovations in biomechanics

The Center for the Intrepid, at Brooke Army Medical Center hosted its second annual event to celebrate National Biomechanics Day on April 6.“We want to showcase all the technology we have here in our lab and talk about the research initiatives that we have ongoing,” said Ciera Price, research prosthetist and orthotist at the CFI. “We have a number

April 14, 2023

BAMC bids farewell to Reynolds, welcomes Dobbins during change of responsibility

Brooke Army Medical Center recognized two senior enlisted leaders during a change of responsibility ceremony April 5.Command Sgt. Maj. Thurman Reynolds has been the BAMC command sergeant major since September 2020, serving with five different commanders. Command Sgt. Maj. John Dobbins is coming to BAMC after serving as the garrison command sergeant

March 30, 2023

Women’s History Month: Distinguished panel discusses breaking barriers

A panel of female general officers shared their experiences during a Women’s History Month celebration at Brooke Army Medical Center March 22.The guest panel included Army retired Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, former assistant chief of staff for Army Installation Management, retired Army Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, former chief of the Army Nurse Corps, and

March 22, 2023

BAMC Auxiliary grants support patients, staff

The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual Welfare Recognition Ceremony March 9.For more than 70 years the BAMC Auxiliary has worked to raise money to provide items to assist BAMC staff and patients. This year, the welfare committee approved 22 grants totaling more than $30,000 to help support patient care at BAMC.“Auxiliary President

March 9, 2023

BAMC Interventional Radiology offers less invasive option for patients with disc degeneration

Brooke Army Medical Center Interventional Radiology offers a new, less invasive option for some patients who have disc degeneration.“Interventional Radiology performs minimally invasive image guided procedures, also known as pinhole surgery,” explained Air Force Maj. (Dr.) Matthew Taon, interventional radiologist. “The technology we use for this

March 9, 2023

New training course offers medics, nurses hands-on experience in austere environment

Army and Air Force personnel from Brooke Army Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine recently established a simulation training platform to increase readiness and meet Joint Commission requirements for staff development and training.The Tactical Trauma Reaction and Evacuation Crossover Course, or TTREX, is designed to test and validate

Feb. 10, 2023

Former BAMC commander speaks at Black History Month observance

Brooke Army Medical Center’s Black History Month observance Feb. 3 highlighted some of the trailblazers in military medicine.Retired Army Brig. Gen. Shan Bagby, former BAMC commander, was the guest speaker for the event.“This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Change,’ a time to reflect on great Americans who by their bold actions, transcended their life

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