BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER

Pediatric Clinic helps keep pipeline moving

Story by SSgt Amanda Stanford on 07/17/2019 The Reid Clinic waiting room is filled with basic military trainees and technical training students waiting to see a doctor. The trainees sit in silence reading their manuals. Their heads nodding, tired eyes struggling to stay open, a wingman nudges them when their
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BAMC welcomes first woman commander

Story by Robert Whetstone on 07/16/2019 By Robert A. Whetstone Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center experienced a unique first' during the change of command ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, July 16, 2019. Brig. Gen. George Appenzeller relinquished
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BAMC laboratory services accredited for more than 50 years

Brooke Army Medical Center Department of Pathology and Area Laboratory Services has been recognized as one of the longest College of American Pathologists-accredited laboratories in the United States. "BAMC's continuous CAP accreditation is a testament to the sustained quality of our staff and their commitment to patient safety," said Army
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BAMC offers new treatment option for certain types of tumors

Story by Lori Newman on 06/28/2019 The Brooke Army Medical Center Nuclear Medicine Department now offers a new treatment for certain types of neuroendocrine tumors. The use of lutetium Lu 177 dotatate was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in January 2018 for the treatment of somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic
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Let the games begin

Story by Robert Whetstone on 06/24/2019 Let the games begin By Robert A. Whetstone, Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs TAMPA, Fla. -- The opening ceremony of the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games began with the traditional procession of service member athletes representing their countries. The national anthem for
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BAMC receives multiple environmental awards

Story by Daniel Calderon on 06/24/2019 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas The staff at Brooke Army Medical Center received three Practice Greenhealth Environmental Awards at the CleanMed 2019 conference for their efforts in innovating sustainability and environmental best practices throughout the facility. BAMC received the Greening the OR
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Fighting and overcoming together: An enduring commitment with Warrior Games

Story by Robert Whetstone on 06/23/2019 By Robert A. Whetstone, Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Families of the United States have been allowing their sons and daughters to fight for the nation's freedom for over two centuries. This fact was recently honored and
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Wounded Army Casualty Assistance Officer gets to honor Soldiers as a civilian

Wounded Army Casualty Assistance Officer gets to honor Soldiers as a civilian By MaryTherese Griffin, Army Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Daniel McNeal retired May 27, 2019 after more than 30 years of military service. McNeal spent several years in the Navy before joining
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Injured Soldier says to care for all veterans

Injured Soldier says to care for all veterans By MaryTherese Griffin, Army Warrior Care and Transition COLORADO SPRING, Colo. "I feel great, I love life," says U.S. Army retired Sgt. 1st Class Michael Schlitz. The energy and passion from Schlitz kept Army Wounded Warrior Program Advocates on the edge of
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Life might be different but Advocates make the difference

Life might be different but Advocates make the difference By MaryTherese Griffin, Army Warrior Care and Transition COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Johnathan Holsey says he woke up a different person on November 11, 2004. "You never think it's your convoy that is going to get hit. Thi
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Pushing yourself to the limit

Pushing yourself to the limit By MaryTherese Griffin, Army Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - You probably never realize how much you need your thumb until you can't use it. Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Simper of the Utah Army National Guard now faces that notion every day. In November
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