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COL Bob Bruns - Remembrance

COL Robert (Bob) Dennis Bruns, 74, of Garden Ridge, TX, passed away on 6 Dec 2020. Bob graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Institution Management and attended graduate school at the University of Maryland where he earned a Master of Science degree in Foods/Institution Administration.

Bob entered the Army in 1968 as a dietetic intern at Walter Reed General Hospital and served 30 years. His assignments included Washington, Ft. Wainwright, Ft. Carson, Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, Health Services Command (later MEDCOM) and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Bob was recognized throughout his military career with many awards and medals including the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Read more: COL Bob Bruns - Remembrance

LTC Pat Hansen - Remembrance

LTC Nancy “Pat” Hansen, 88, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. She was known as Nancy to family and Pat to friends. Pat was a graduate of Slippery Rock University and served in the Army for 22 years as a physical therapist. In addition to being stationed at Walter Reed, she served in many hospitals around the world allowing her to become fluent in German.

Her local obituary is here.

New Name: AMSCA

At the 2019 AMSCA Meeting in Washington DC, the board recommended and the members voted to to drop the “R” from RAMSCA and go by the name of “Army Medical Specialist Corps Association” - AMSCA. We have taken the legal steps to make “AMSCA” a permanent name we can now use in our general correspondence, newsletters, recruitment efforts, etc. This has been a topic of discussion for several years and we are hoping that this change will help make the Association appealing to those who did not “retire” but who did wear the SP corps brass honorably. At the same time, we recognize that the "RAMSCA founders"  laid down a great foundation that we are using to continue to build our Association.

In addition, the official address for all AMSCA correspondence has changed from the San Antonio postal box to this address:  AMSCA, 1632 County Road 2360, Bagwell TX 75412-3214

In support of the new name, the website will be moving from ramsca.org to amsca.me later in 2020.  We will send you a notice when this takes effect.

Vicky Thomas, our web administrator, is editing the web pages to the new name.  If she missed an edit, please send her a note at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please note that some "older" documents (no longer in use) and web pages created about pre-2019 events/topics may use "RAMSCA" in the text, as that was the name of the association at that time.

AMSCA Family Grant Program

A third scholarship/grant is now offered by AMSCA, a new educational grant program designed for the members of the Army Medical Specialist Corps Association, their families, and their extended families to the second generation. The AMSCA Family Grant provides funds (up to $500) to support eligible college students.  First approved in 2017, the first recipient will be selected in 2020. All members are invited to participate. Details about the AMSCA Family Grant are here.

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