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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...

METC AMSA instructor aids car crash victims
Tech. Sgt. Jessica Lazaro, an instructor in the Air Force Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice program at the Medical Education and Training Campus, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, talks to her class about her experience helping victims of a multiple car accident recently. Lazaro took the opportunity to make her experience a teachable moment for her students.
Nov. 22, 2021 - Tech. Sgt. Jessica Lazaro, an instructor in the Air Force Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice program at the Medical Education and Training Campus, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, was assisting a victim of a car accident Oct. 17...

59th MDW: Alamo Spark Cell drives innovation throughout the Air Force
Tech. Sgt. Daniel Hauversburk, 382nd Training Squadron biomedical equipment technician course instructor, gives students a safety brief at the Medical Education and Training Campus, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Oct. 29, 2021. Hauversburk is the artificial intelligence and machine learning team lead of the Alamo Spark Cell and coordinates problem solving, solution implementation, industry outreach, and training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melody Bordeaux)
Nov. 16, 2021 - Throughout the Air Force, teams referred to as Spark Cells serve as a hub for innovation. The 59th Training Group’s Alamo Spark Cell is a collaborative team that focuses on improving training at the Medical Education and...

Radiologic Technologist Program Celebrates RAD Week
The Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Radiologic Technologist program kicked off National Radiologic Technology Week November 8th with a reading of the Texas Governor’s Proclamation outside Heroes Hall, the medical instructional facility where the RAD program is located. A student representing each of the services in the multi-service program - Army, Navy and Air Force – read a portion of the proclamation to an audience of fellow classmates, instructors and staff.
Nov. 15, 2021 - The Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Radiologic Technologist program kicked off National Radiologic Technology Week November 8th...

First Army combat medics to receive advanced training graduate
68 Whiskey Combat Medics assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE, conduct Prolonged Casualty Care on a simulated trauma patient during their culminating field training exercise at the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, Soldier Medic Training Site, at Joint Base San Antonio- Camp Bullis in August.
Sept. 23, 2021 - In August, 275 students attending the Army Combat Medic Specialist Training Program at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston were the first graduates to receive 18 hours of training in Prolonged Casualty Care, which...

METC development program caters to student success
Everett Ybarra (right), lead for Faculty Student and Staff Development at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, teaches the importance of “Mr. Y’s Learning System” to new METC students. The system encourages students to see, feel and hear the material that they are learning and how to study and prep for tests. (Note: Photo taken prior to implementation of recent JBSA mask mandate.)
Sept. 1, 2021 - The Faculty Student and Staff Development program, or FSSD, is a service tailored to the development of student success for Medical Education and Training Campus trainees who are struggling with their academics...