HJF Announces Honorees for Second Heroes of Military Medicine San Antonio Awards

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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is pleased to announce the 2023 honorees of the Heroes of Military Medicine - San Antonio Awards dinner. This special event, held on Oct. 12, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas, will bring together top military leaders, medical researchers, practitioners, and grateful citizens to salute those who have made exceptional contributions to military medicine. With the support of generous sponsors, including the Title Sponsor, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, the event will recognize exceptional military medical talent serving in and around the greater San Antonio area benefiting both its civilian and military communities. 


The 2023 Hero of Military Medicine Tribute Speaker is Mr. Benjamin Hall, correspondent for FOX News. 

The 2023 Heroes of Military Medicine Award San Antonio Honorees are: 

Hero of Military Medicine Civilian Provider Honoree: Thomas Mayes, M.D. 

Hero of Military Medicine Ambassador Honoree: Fisher House Foundation. 

Heroes of Military Medicine Honorees: 

Army: Colonel (Doctor) Michael D. Wirt 

Navy: Lieutenant Rachel S. Robeck 

Air Force: Captain Sarah Juhasz 

“Since 2010, HJF has celebrated men and women who exemplify commitment to military medicine for those who need it most—whether warfighters, veterans or civilians,” said Joseph Caravalho, Jr., M.D., HJF President and CEO and retired Army Major General. “We are thrilled to honor these heroes for the second year in San Antonio.” 

More information about each of this year’s award recipients can be found at  

About HJF: 
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF), now celebrating its 40th anniversary, is a global nonprofit organization with the mission to advance military medicine. HJF’s scientific, administrative and program operations services empower investigators, clinicians, and medical researchers around the world to make discoveries in all areas of medicine. HJF serves as a trusted and responsive link between the military medical community, federal and private partners, and the millions of warfighters, veterans, and civilians who benefit from military medicine.