BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER

Former 'Big Red One' Soldier receives Distinguished Service Cross

Story by Patrecia Geistfeld on 04/08/2019 Story and photo by Gail Parsons 1st Inf. Div. Post One never knows how they will respond when faced with incredible violence and destruction as death stares them in the eye. Throughout the Army's history, many Soldiers have risen above their own survival instinct
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Patient shares emotional reunion with ECMO team

Story by Lori Newman on 04/01/2019 A cancer survivor recently had an emotional reunion with some of the members of an elite team of medical providers at Brooke Army Medical Center and saw the machine that helped save her life. Rita Ibanez, a military spouse, made a routine appointment to
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Next stop, Tampa: DoD Warrior Games 2019

Story by Robert Whetstone on 04/01/2019 By Robert A. Whetstone Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Service sports rivalries are sometimes played out on a national level, particularly in December when the annual Army vs. Navy football game is played. For wounded
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Thank a doctor on Doctor's Day

By Nyla Pete Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - - March 30 marks Doctor's Day, a day set aside each year to show appreciation for doctors' positive influence on individuals and their communities. The holiday dates back to March 30, 1933, whe
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Women's History Month event highlights leadership qualities

Story by Lori Newman on 04/01/2019 By Lori Newman Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated Women's History Month March 20 with a ceremony in the hospital's 4th floor auditorium. "Today is dedicated for women who have made
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Battlefield chaplain brings tactical ministry

Story by TSgt Rachelle Blake on 03/29/2019 Faced with a near-death experience, followed by a short stint in special operations, Offutt is a change of pace for the new Wing Chaplain. "I deployed to Kandahar Air Force Base, Afghanistan, and experienced intense things," said Chaplain (Maj.) Kevin Humphrey, 55th Wing
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Pfc. Rong Zhang: Never defeated

Pfc. Rong Zhang: Never defeated By Annette P. Gomes, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. The pursuit of life, liberty and happiness is a well-known phrase in the Declaration of Independence and an inalienable right Pfc. Rong Zhang holds near and dear to her heart. In 2013, Zhang and her
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Army Warrior Care and Transition announces members of Team Army for 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games

Army Warrior Care and Transition announces members of Team Army for 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games By Christopher Fields, Army Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. The Deputy Chief of Staff for Warrior Care and Transition is proud to announce the 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and vetera
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It's a New Day: Collaborative medicine saves sickle cell patient

Story by Lori Newman on 03/18/2019 Imagine being alone at home lying in bed, your loved one hundreds of miles away and you're experiencing debilitating pain in both legs. You call 911 for help, and crawl down a flight of stairs so paramedics don't have to break down the door.
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Giovanni Albach - Hitting the mark

By Annette P. Gomes Warrior Care and Transition FORT BLISS, TX Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni Albach never found a sport he didn't like. "I don't care if it was spoon racing, I know I will do well on it. I constantly push myself to do well, because I love competition.
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Texas native overcomes adversity, competes at 2019 Army Trials

Story by Marcy Sanchez on 03/12/2019 After deploying in support of combat, border security and humanitarian operations, there isn't much Sgt. Christopher Campos hasn't done. That is until 2018, when Campos was assigned to the Fort Bliss Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), an Army unit designed to manage care and recovery
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