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59th Medical Wing
No effort spared to bring home seriously wounded Soldier
October 2, 2019
— Over four days, three aircraft, 18 medical specialists, including from the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, more than 24,000 gallons of fuel, and 100 liters of blood were committed across an 8,000-mile journey to a single goal – saving the life of one Soldier. ...
Air Force dental course ensures mission readiness
September 26, 2019
— The 59th Dental Training Squadron prosthodontics flight hosted approximately 20 dental specialists at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Sept. 16 for the U.S. Air Force’s prosthodontics update course....
59th Medical Wing: 'We're your family here'
September 13, 2019
— Retired U.S. Army Capt. Katie Blanchard estimates she has undergone nearly 200 surgeries since she was burned in a workplace violence incident three years ago....
WHASC Family Health Center to complete restructure by Oct 1
September 5, 2019
— The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is in the final stages of its Family Health Clinic restructure, which formed two separate units of focused care: active duty beneficiaries and all other beneficiaries. The restructure began April 1, 2019 and is anticipated to be complete by Oct. 1, 2019. ...
59th MDW offers information, medical care after mold found in dorms
July 31, 2019
— Leaders of the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are using their expertise to inform Airmen about how mold could affect their health....
WHASC Pediatric Clinic keeps basic trainee pipeline moving
July 18, 2019
— The 59th Medical Wing’s Pediatric Clinic is currently assisting the 559th Medical Group by lending two additional providers. The 559th MDG keeps the Air Force’s enlisted pipeline moving by providing medical care to all basic military trainees. ...
59th MDW commander reflects on past year, way forward
July 15, 2019
— Sitting in his conference room, Maj. Gen. John DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander, is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and the clean, modern lines of Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. It’s a much different view, he reflects, than the one he saw sitting in the auditorium of the old WHASC, which he affectionately names “Big Willy,” as an internal medicine student entering his residency 30 years ago....
59th MDW CCATT team flys mother, baby home safely after 7 months in ICU
June 14, 2019
— Her anxious brown eyes stare large around her. The red jump seats, wires, oxygen masks, bare sheet metal and overall cold, dark interior of a C-130 Hercules are not comforting to the young mother whose 7-month-old son is out of an intensive care unit for the first time....
Ceremony honors 228 graduating military physicians, health care professionals
June 12, 2019
— A San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, or SAUSHEC, graduation ceremony was held June 7 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio to honor 228 Army, Air Force, Navy, Public Health and civilian graduates. This year, 205 physicians from 36 graduate medical education programs and 23 graduates from eight graduate allied healthcare education programs walked the stage. ...
Air Force medic trainee saves choking toddler
June 3, 2019
— An Airman from the 59th Medical Wing performed lifesaving intervention on a choking toddler at a local restaurant in San Antonio March 30. Airman 1st Class Tobias Titus, an aerospace medical technician in training, and his wife were having dinner when he noticed a mother and grandmother at an adjacent table attempting to dislodge a piece of food from a toddler’s airway....
59th Medical Wing exercise may affect wait time at Air Force medical facilities
May 28, 2019
— The 59th Medical Wing is participating in a simulated mass causality exercise at both Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph June 25....
JBSA turns out for 59th Medical Wing’s Health Rally, Fun Run
May 7, 2019
— The annual 59th Medical Wing Health Rally and Fun Run May 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph featured more than 20 vendors promoting health and wellness services and resources for active duty and family members....
59th MDW radiation oncologist completes Boston Marathon
May 1, 2019
— Lt. Col. (Dr.) Trevor Lim, 59th Medical Wing Radiation Oncology chief, pinned on bib number 10874 to race among 27,355 other runners in the 2019 Boston Marathon April 15. Accomplishing one of his biggest bucket list items, Lim completed the race in the top 28 percent of overall finishers with a run time of 3:24:49....
59th Medical Wing to unite JBSA community with annual health rally
April 19, 2019
— The annual 59th Medical Wing Health Rally – which features a 5K run/walk for children and adults, a competitive 9K event and a health fair – is set for 9 a.m. May 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s Airmen’s Heritage Park....
Military to bring eye care to front lines with 59th MDW-funded mobile app
April 8, 2019
— Eye injuries in a deployed setting can be a significant setback for any Airman, but new telemedicine capabilities are helping to keep them in the fight. With funding from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Air Force and Army medical researchers are developing a HIPAA-compliant smart phone application to connect providers downrange with on-call ophthalmologists either in-theater or at a clinic....
59th Medical Wing restructures family health clinic
April 2, 2019
— The 59th Medical Wing recently executed a restructure of its Family Health Clinic to create two units of focused care: active duty beneficiaries and all other beneficiaries....
JBSA Family Advocacy Program keeps families safe
March 27, 2019
— The largest family advocacy program in the Air Force, which is located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, provides a steady hand when life’s plans go off the rails. The FAP is ready to assist families in several areas, which include maltreatment, emotional education, marriage counseling, building healthy relationships and new parent support....
Former 59th MDW dermatology resident provides wounded warriors unique treatment at MacDill Air Force Base
March 15, 2019
— The wounded-warrior-focused scar clinic at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, offers a variety of unique treatments for those who suffer from scarring as a result of blast injuries, burns, amputations, and other surgeries....
59th MDW commander visits Gateway Bulverde Clinic
January 30, 2019
— Maj. Gen. John DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Chuck Frizzell, 59th MDW command chief, recently toured the Gateway Bulverde Clinic Jan. 25 and spoke with the Airmen who keep the growing demand for primary care on the north side of San Antonio running. The facility is located on the second floor of Bulverde’s Baptist Emergency Hospital, and features comprehensive family health care with on-site laboratory and pharmacy services....
Gateway Innovation Center kicks off 59th MDW Spark Cell
January 22, 2019
— More than sixty officer, enlisted and civilian Airmen gathered in the garden level of Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center for the 59th Medical Wing Spark Cell kickoff event, led by the Gateway Innovation Center Jan. 11....