News Archive
Archive: 2019

The art of moulage: METC combat medic manikins simulate realistic wounds
November 4, 2019
Combat Medic Training program students at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston conduct an emergency cricothyrotomy on a “casualty” during simulation training. The “wounded” manikin also presents with facial burns that were created with moulage techniques.

Digital Natives Have Military Officials Rethinking Health Care Training
September 26, 2019

METC instructor selected as trainer for All Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Team
September 20, 2019
Capt. Kelsey Gebauer (back row, far right), Medical Education and Training Campus Physical Therapist Technician Program instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, worked as a physical therapist and trainer for the All Army Women’s Basketball Team that took first place at the U.S. Armed Forces Basketball Championships in June at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Gebauer has been selected as the physical therapist and trainer for the All Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Team that will compete in the International Military Sports Council 7th Military World Games in Wuhan, China, Oct. 18-28.

Joint Chiefs Chairman’s senior enlisted advisor visits METC
August 2, 2019
Command Sgt. Major John Wayne Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces, observes Army Combat Medic Training trainees conduct an exercise in the Combat Trauma Patient Simulator constructed to resemble a Middle Eastern marketplace in the aftermath of an explosion set off by a suicide bomber. The “casualties,” which are life-like manikins called human patient simulators, appear to have received several traumatic injuries including amputations and gunshot wounds. The combat medic trainees assess the injuries and take actions to treat them while sirens blare, the room fills with smoke, and the lights are dimmed.

Navy Medicine commands host San Antonio educators for STEM tour
July 25, 2019
Seaman Emille Sichz and Seaman Apprentice Ciaran Braswell, students in the Surgical Technician program at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston perform a mock surgery during a tour. The tour provided San Antonio educators and counselors with a general overview of the Navy in an effort to raise awareness of Navy career opportunities through a tour of the medical training campus.

Why students shouldn't expect the Army to be their "safety school"
June 25, 2019
A group of educators from the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois area tour the Flight Paramedic Simulator at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas during an educator's tour hosted by the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence commanding general and command sergeant major, on June 11, 2019. The tour was conducted in support of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command mission to help educators understand the career opportunities available for their students through military service in the U.S. Army.

METC physician assistant helps save life of man struck by lightning
June 21, 2019
A physician assistant from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is being lauded for his efforts and quick action in helping to save a life of a man struck by lightning. Capt. Robert Blume, Medical Education and Training Campus Department of Combat Medic Training Officer in charge, Whiskey 2 training team, was on his way home from work on the evening of June 6 when he came upon a chaotic scene in his north San Antonio-area neighborhood.

METC commandant promoted to brigadier general
June 17, 2019
Maj. Gen. Barbara Holcomb administers the oath of office to Brig. Gen. Jack Davis during his promotion ceremony in Medical Education and Training Campus’ Anderson Hall Auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 7.

HRCoE hosts German Allies tour of facilities
June 12, 2019
Lt. Col. Nadia Pearson (right), department chair, Combat Medic Training, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, guides Maj. Gen. Gesine Krüger (center), commander, German Bundeswehr Medical Academy, of combat medic simulated trauma scenario training during a visit to the Medical Education and Training Complex, on June 5, 2019. Krüger and a delegation of German medical professionals visited HRCoE to further strengthen the bonds and interoperability programs between our two nations.

METC med tech student assists car crash victims
May 21, 2019
Airman 1st Class Colten Connelly simulates a c-spine stabilization on a “patient” during emergency medical technician training in the Aerospace Service Medical Apprentice program at the Medical Education and Training Campus. The technique is the same one he administered to a vehicle accident victim. The purpose of this skill is to prevent further injury to patients involved in a trauma. When this skill is completed appropriately, the patient is unable to move and will stay on the backboard until a physician evaluates them for spinal injuries.