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In honor of Radiologic Technology Week, the multi-service Radiologic Technologist program at the Medical Education and Training Campus celebrated with a barbeque lunch for its students, instructors, and staff, followed by the reading of a proclamation signed by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg Nov. 10.
Nov. 10, 2022 - In honor of Radiologic Technology Week, the multi-service Radiologic Technologist program at the Medical Education and Training Campus celebrated with a barbeque lunch for its students, instructors, and staff, followed by the...

METC Instructor inducted into college Athletic Hall of Fame
Air Force Staff Sgt. Moneque English, an instructor in the Medical Education and Training Campus Radiologic Technologist program, instructs students on how to use a portable x-ray machine. English was recognized for her contributions to the Columbus State University track and field and cross-country teams by being inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame during a ceremony Oct. 1, 2022.
Nov. 4, 2022 - Air Force Staff Sgt. Moneque English was recognized for her contributions to the Columbus State University (CSU) track and field and cross-country teams by being inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame...

BJACH RAD Tech, METC Alum, earns nationally recognized certification
Sgt. Darrell Antonetty-Torres, radiology specialist at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital demonstrates performing a shoulder x-ray on fellow radiology specialist Pfc. Cadeau, Jean on Oct. 24 at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Nov. 4, 2022 - Sgt. Darrell Antonetty-Torres, radiology specialist at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination and earned his radiologic technician credentials Oct. 7 in...

METC Student Awarded Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Rear Adm. Cynthia Kuehner, commander of Naval Medical Forces Support Command, presnets Hospital Corpsman William T. Ericson the Navy and Marine Corps Medal in recognition for acts of non-combat heroism during a ceremony recently at the Navy Medicine Training Support Center. While off-duty hiking at the Cabrillo National Monument on May 2, 2021, Ericson observed an adrift vessel with more than 30 distressed passengers near the rocky shoreline. As the vessel was dashed against boulders in six-foot seas, multiple people abandoned the boat in the 60-degree water. (US Navy Photo)
Oct. 20, 2022 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 20, 2022) – Hospital Corpsman William T. Ericson was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal in recognition for acts of non-combat heroism during a ceremony recently at the...

METC Degree Bridge Program helps METC alum change career path
Spc. Abby Milinkovich, a 2017 graduate of the Medical Education and Training Campus Combat Medic Specialist Training Program (previously known as the Department of Combat Medic Training), is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at a Minnesota college while serving in the Army National Guard.
Sept. 22, 2022 - Enlisted medical professionals, and those who recently left military service, can earn certificates, diplomas, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees through METC’s Degree Bridge Program. METC has partnerships with nearly...

Olympian trades spikes for boots, enlists as an Army medic
Spc. Noah Akwu, 31, enlisted in the Army earlier this year after a track and field career that took him to the 2012 Olympic games in London, where he represented his native country of Nigeria.
Sept. 1, 2022 - Noah Akwu had three lifetime dreams growing up in Nigeria. He wanted to run in the Olympics, to move to America and to serve in the military as a medic, just as his father and grandfather had...

Mr. Andy Sivilaythong Remembered in HCB Classroom Dedication
A classroom in the Medical Education and Training Campus Navy Hospital Corpsman Basic program was dedicated in honor of Mr. Andy Sivilaythong, a long-time instructor in the program who passed away in early 2022. His sister, Marry Sivilaythong, helped unveil the plaque in honor of her brother.
Aug. 31, 2022 - The METC Hospital Corpsman Basic program honored one of their own with a classroom dedication ceremony August 19...

METC Medical Lab instructor recognized for saving a life
Navy Lt. Brian Melin, Navy Service Lead in the joint Army/Navy Medical Laboratory Technician program at the Medical Education and Training Campus, took immediate action when he spotted a referee at his daughter's volleyball tournament on the ground and unresponsive with no pulse. Melin performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation for approximately ten minutes until the referee regained a heartbeat. For his selfless, lifesaving actions, Melin was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal presented to him by Navy Capt. Thomas Herzig, former METC Commandant.
Aug. 31, 2022 - While Navy Lt. Brian Melin and his wife were in Las Vegas to attend their daughter’s volleyball tournament on April 2, 2022, it was soon very obvious he was in the right place at the right time...

METC Army/Air Force Pharmacy Tech students conduct first joint FTX
In a first for the Medical Education and Training Campus’ (METC) Pharmacy Technician program, thirty-one Army, Air Force and Coast Guard students jointly conducted a three-day, field training exercise on JBSA-Camp Bullis, Texas July 12-15.
Aug. 26, 2022 - In a first for the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Pharmacy Technician program, 31 Army, Air Force and Coast Guard students jointly conducted a three-day, field training exercise on JBSA-Camp Bullis, Texas July...

METC DMS Instructor Earns ARDMS Credential
Petty Officer (Corpsman) 2nd Class Kristin Rupkus, an ultrasound instructor in the joint Air Force/Navy Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Technologist program at the Medical Education and Training Campus on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, passed the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers credentialing exam with a specialty in abdominal sonography in April 2022, becoming the first Navy graduate of the METC DMS program to challenge and pass the registry and earn the ARDMS credential.
Aug. 26, 2022 - Petty Officer (Corpsman) 2nd Class Kristin Rupkus, an ultrasound instructor in the joint Air Force/Navy DMS Technologist program at the Medical Education and Training Campus on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas,...

METC Instructor Earns Master Instructor Badge
Major Gen. Michael Talley, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, presents Sgt. First Class Troy Mata with the Army Master Instructor Badge during a MEDCoE quarterly awards ceremony August 10.
Aug. 22, 2022 - Sgt. 1st Class Troy Mata, instructor and service lead for the Medical Education and Training Campus Army Dental Specialist Program, was presented with the Army Master Instructor Badge August 10...

METC Welcomes New Commandant
Dr. Barclay Butler, Assistant Director for Support, Defense Health Agency, oversees a low-key Change of Commandant ceremony held July 21 at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Air Force Col. David Walmsley became the sixth METC commandant after relieving Navy Capt. Thomas Herzig
Aug. 3, 2022 - Air Force Col. David Walmsley became the sixth METC commandant after relieving Navy Capt. Thomas Herzig who will be retiring later this month...

Military Medicine Is Preparing for the Next Conflict
U.S. Army medics assigned to the South Carolina Army National Guard conduct combat medical training during a sensory deprivation exercise at McCrady Training Center in Eastover, S.C., Aug. 16, 2018. The medics are finishing a 12-day sustainment course to remain proficient in their skills providing care to a causality from the point of injury to the evacuation site in a combat area.
June 14, 2022 - As the Pentagon prepares today's force for a near-peer fight against a large military adversary, the Military Health System is challenged to provide life-saving support for large-scale and dispersed operations...

Former Soldiers remember fallen Army medic at METC building named in his honor
Former service members who served with Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Sebban, an Army medic who was killed in action in Iraq in March 2007, visited Sebban Hall, which is named in his honor, at the Medical Education and Training Campus March 27. The group presented photos of Sebban to METC, which were placed on a memorial wall dedicated to him.
April 19, 2022 - Former Soldiers who served with Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Sebban, an Army medic who was killed in action in Iraq 15 years ago, paid their respects March 27 at the building which is named in his honor at the Medical Education...

METC FSSD staff saves military nearly$14 million in FY-21
Mr. Everett Ybarra with the Medical Education and Training Campus Faculty, Staff, and Student Development section, teaches study skills to METC students.
March 10, 2022 - The Medical Education and Training Campus' Faculty, Staff, and Student Development section (FSSD) achieved a major milestone in fiscal year 2021 – a cost savings to the military of close to $14 million...

FSSD Supports ESL Learners
Through the METC Faculty, Staff, and Student Development  office, students who are found to struggle with command of the English language are immediately assessed and provided one-on-one academic intervention to help them achieve academic success.
March 2, 2022 - METC students who do not speak English as their first language tend to struggle almost immediately upon arriving for training. The primary issue is that they do not have a sound command of the English language and immediately...

Combat medic trainees experience first-ever nighttime combat simulation
Students in the Combat Medic Specialist Training Program, or CMSTP, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston’s U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence were the first in the program’s history to undergo training simulating nighttime combat conditions. The students are from MEDCoE’s 232nd Medical Battalion, 32nd Medical Brigade.
Jan. 12, 2022 - In December 2021, students in the Combat Medic Specialist Training Program, or CMSTP, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston’s Medical Education and Training Campus were the first in the program’s history to undergo...

59th TRG initiates Orange Rope program
Newly pinned with orange ropes Airmen. Back row Instructor Tech. Sgt. Timothy Bilbrey, Airman 1st Class Maksim Chupakhin, Ashleigh Champagnie, Dakota Richardson, Nathan Steyn, Instructor Master Sgt. Brian Hermes. Front row, Instructor Staff Sgt. Austin Jur, Airmen Mason Dowd, Jaime Lamus, Brett Lucas, at the Medical Education and Training Campus, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 17, 2021. The focus of the Orange Rope program is to establish an innovative mindset for students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cesar Rodriguez)
Jan. 10, 2022 - The 59th Training Group initiated the Air Force’s Orange Rope program at the Medical Education and Training Campus pinning nine Airmen during a ceremony held on Jan. 7, 2022...

METC occupational therapy assistant students create, display interactive projects
Army and Navy students in the Medical Education and Training Campus Occupational Therapy Assistant program held an open house at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Dec. 10, 2021, to showcase their interactive class projects and explain how they are applicable in military rehabilitation.
Jan. 5, 2022 - Army and Navy students in the Medical Education and Training Campus Occupational Therapy Assistant program held an open house at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Dec. 10, 2021, to showcase their interactive class...