Recently the Foundation’s Capital Campaign goal of opening the Museum to public access moved another step nearer to reality. On November 16, Foundation VP for Buildings and Grounds, COL (R) CEM Maxwell, met with the Joint Base Commanding General, Brigadier General Caroline Miller and the AMEDD Center of Excellence (COE) Commander, Major General Dennis LeMaster at the AMEDD Museum. Also present were the Joint Base Civil Engineer and his Deputy as well as Randy Anderson from the AMEDD COE.
BG Miller is fairly new to San Antonio and this was her first visit to the Museum. The goal of the visit was to discuss the Foundation’s long held goal of opening the Museum to public access by constructing a new public access entrance that allows visitors to enter the Museum’s grounds without accessing Fort Sam Houston through the adjacent security gate. This new entrance would become the Museum’s new main entrance and allow public access directly from Harry Wurzbach. This change will allow the Museum to greatly expand its role in educating the public on the amazing history of Army Medicine.
COL (R) Maxwell provided a short tour of the Museum’s current rear area so BG Miller could see the existing access to the Museum without entry to FSH (this existing access is currently used for deliveries to the Museum) and so she could see the existing fencing between the Museum and the Parklane Towers. BG Miller voiced support for our plan and provided guidance to her staff to assist in moving the project forward. The Joint Base staff and the Foundation staff are working some details but we believe that with this General Officer support the project will soon be on the way to the Secretary of the Air Force for approval.
Thank you MG LeMaster for inviting BG Miller to visit the museum and thank you Foundation supporters for your continued belief and financial support to the Capital Campaign.