BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER

They don't just heal you and drop you

They don't just heal you and drop you By MaryTherese Griffin, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. After a suicide bomber attack in Afghanistan in November 2009, now retired U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Dickerson sustained multiple injuries; a broken back, the loss of his right kidney and some of hi
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Sgt. Richard "Scotty" Barbara: Seizing life's opportunities

Sgt. Richard "Scotty" Barbara: Seizing life's opportunities By Annette P. Gomes, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - U.S. Army Sgt. Richard "Scotty" Barbara says growing up in Louisiana with a family Army legacy, helped prepare him for the future and new beginnings by learning to always have a strategy
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Jessica Buehler: Nurse Case Manager Warrior

Jessica Buehler: Nurse Case Manager Warrior By Annette P. Gomes, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - While most teenagers are unclear about their career choice, Nurse Case Manager Jessica Buehler says she had a clear vision of where she was headed. "I went to college straight out of high
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BAMC welcomes first baby of 2019

Story by Elaine Sanchez on 01/02/2019 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas He was due after the holiday, but decided to come early to the New Year's party. A few hours after the ball dropped in Times Square, Callum Charles Hunt made his appearance at 1:50 a.m. on New
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Reservists credit teamwork in lifesaving mission

Story by Maj. Wayne Capps on 12/28/2018 As if by fate, a weather delay in Germany allowed a group of reservists to embark on a challenging 22-and-a-half-hour mission to help save a fellow service member. On Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, a C-17 aircrew from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint
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Army Wounded Warrior Program Advocate Richard Rodriguez: Living his purpose

Army Wounded Warrior Program Advocate Richard Rodriguez: Living his purpose By Annette Gomes, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. The story of Richard Rodriguez's pathway to joining the military was well scripted until the script derailed. In 2002 he began a two year battle with stage two lymphoma. After winning
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Injured Soldier glides into the next chapter of his life on a hockey sled

Injured Soldier glides into the next chapter of his life on a hockey sled By MaryTherese Griffin, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - When Spc. Trevor Hunter woke up in a Colorado hospital on August 27, 2017 after a drunk driver hit the car he was riding in, he
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History Impacting the Future

Story by Erin Bolling on 12/17/2018 On January 7, 2018, the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs' peer review contractor hosted a Military Burn Research Program peer review meeting in Reston, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together experts in military burn combining scientists, physicians, clinicians, consumers, vetera
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Army Surgeon General hosts Army Medicine town hall

Story by Ronald Wolf on 12/14/2018 FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Lt. Gen. Nadja West, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command and The Surgeon General of the Army, held a town hall that was attended by over 200 of her staff at the Defense Health Headquarters, Dec. 14, 2018. The event
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Radiology system saves time and money

Story by SSgt Kevin Iinuma on 12/13/2018 With cardiothoracic disease imaging at the forefront in computer-aided detection, artificial Intelligence and machine learning research, Lt. Col. (Dr.) Giovanni Lorenz, from the 59th Medical Wing, provides knowledge and expertise toward solving major coronary diseases. Currently, there are only two fellowship-trained cardiothoracic radiologist
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Faith and the Army gave me a second chance

Faith and the Army gave me a second chance By MaryTherese Griffin, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor in November 2015, U.S. Army Sgt. Dalton Apodaca remembered his pastor telling him, "God will open a door for you when it is time, but
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