BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER

Soldier says you're not less of a person for landing in a WTU

Soldier says you're not less of a person for landing in a WTU By MaryTherese Griffin, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. No one who joins the Army plans to get injured and assigned to a Warrior Transition Unit. However, injuries happen and WTUs are there to help, just a
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Sgt. 1st Class Esteban Sepulveda: Charting his own path to success

Sgt. 1st Class Esteban Sepulveda: Charting his own path to success Annette P. Gomes, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - "The military is a success pool, and it's what you do with the opportunities that are presented that make all the difference." - Sgt. 1st Class Esteban Sepulveda Sgt.1st
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BAMC celebrates 118th Army Nurse Corps birthday

Story by Lori Newman on 02/08/2019 BAMC celebrates 118th Army Nurse Corps birthday By Lori Newman Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs Brooke Army Medical Center and the Army Institute of Surgical Research celebrated the 118th birthday of the Army Nurse Corps a day early, Feb. 1, by paying tribute
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Capt. Casey Turner: The comeback kid

Capt. Casey Turner: The comeback kid By Annette Pauline Gomes Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. U.S. Army Capt. Casey Turner didn't have to look very far when deciding on a career, the blueprint was already laid out for her. "I grew up with this overwhelming sense of patriotism, America
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Teaching Soldiers to fish for a lifetime

Teaching Soldiers to fish for a lifetime By MaryTherese Griffin, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. We've all heard the proverb "Give a man a fish feed him for a dayteach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Fishing isn't just a sport to U.S. Army
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From wounded Soldier to sheriff

From wounded Soldier to sheriff By MaryTherese Griffin, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - There's a new sheriff in town. Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Brett Hightower won the Warren County, Kentucky sheriff election on November 6, 2018 unseating a 40-year incumbent. The enormity of Hightower's victory is not
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Lt. Col. Heath Tortarella: Getting fit for life

Lt. Col. Heath Tortarella: Getting fit for life By Annette Gomes, Warrior Care and Transition ARLIINGTON, Va. - The Army's physical fitness requirements are well known by all Soldiers, but for Lt. Col. Heath Tortarella, those requirements went beyond a fitness test. "Weight control has been a lifelong challenge and
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International nuclear and radiation training unites Austrian and American CBRN community

Story by 1LT Joshua Snell on 01/31/2019 Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense organizations exist across the world. Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and partner nations, are investing time and resources to unite and execute collective CBRN training together. Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security
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Seeking mystery shoppers to help improve patient experience

Story by Lori Newman on 01/31/2019 Retail stores often use secret shoppers to improve customer service. Brooke Army Medical Center is now implementing a similar concept to improve patient experience. The Mystery Shopper Program is an Army Medical Command initiative to help military treatment facilities and clinics improve care for
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More than 100 athletes selected to participate in 2019 Army Trials at Fort Bliss

More than 100 athletes selected to participate in 2019 Army Trials at Fort Bliss By Whitney Delbridge Nichels, Army Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. U. S. Army Medical Command, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Warrior Care and Transition is proud to announce the selection of more than 100 wounded,
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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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