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Process improvement expert to 59th MDW: ‘You’re leading the way’
January 21, 2017
Dr. Brent James, an internationally known expert in the field of clinical quality improvement, reviews a handout during a Jan. 11 briefing in the Gateway Academy at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. James learned about the 59th Medical Wing’s work toward continuous process improvement and becoming a high reliability organization. He is the executive director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and vice president, Medical Research and Continuing Medical Education at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

BMETs keep medical mission moving
January 18, 2017
Senior Airman Donnell Johnson, 59th Medical Logistics and Readiness Squadron biomedical equipment technician, uses a multimeter to check voltage on a circuit board during a service call Nov. 17 at the U.S. Air Force Post Graduate Dental School on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. A biomedical equipment technician ensures medical equipment is serviceable, safe and properly configured to meet the wartime and peacetime missions of the Air Force Medical Service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Wing pioneers innovative diabetes education program
January 17, 2017
Dr. Tom Sauerwein, director of the 59th Medical Wing’s Diabetes Center of Excellence, teaches patients to self-manage diabetes during a classroom session at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The DCOE is a premier Air Force Medical Service specialty clinic dedicated to providing standardized diabetes care to beneficiaries across the military health care system. The clinical component provides diabetes management, diabetes education, and diabetes prevention programs through referral care to more than 50,000 TRICARE beneficiaries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Women’s health clinic open to all women
January 13, 2017
Expectant mothers receiving care at the 59th Medical Wing’s Women’s Health Clinic attend a Mom Strong session at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016. Considered one of the wing’s specialty care clinics, the clinic offers a wide-range of obstetrical and gynecological services and is open to all women regardless of pregnancy status or age. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Airmen taking care of Airmen at 59th Medical Wing’s medical transition unit
January 13, 2017
Airman Medical Transition Unit

Video: Refractive surgery center boosts readiness
January 5, 2017

Diabetics: Don’t heat the feet
December 21, 2016
Diabetes in the United States (Courtesy CDC)

Training at a glance: Orthotics program
December 20, 2016
Staff Sgt. Devin Rudd, (left) a student in the orthotics program, and Lawrence New, (right) a 59th Medical Wing orthotist and orthotics instructor, use plaster to create a mold for a body jacket orthoses at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Aug. 24, 2016. Staff Sgt. Kenneth Rivera, (center), is also a student in the orthotics program and served as the patient for the lesson. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Women’s health clinic open to all women
December 19, 2016
Expectant mothers receiving care at the 59th Medical Wing’s Women’s Health Clinic attend a Mom Strong session at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016. Considered one of the wing’s specialty care clinics, the clinic offers a wide-range of obstetrical and gynecological services and is open to all women regardless of pregnancy status or age. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

59th MDG Women’s Health Clinic open to all JBSA women
December 19, 2016
Expectant mothers receiving care at the 59th Medical Wing’s Women’s Health Clinic attend a Mom Strong session at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016. Considered one of the wing’s specialty care clinics, the clinic offers a wide-range of obstetrical and gynecological services and is open to all women regardless of pregnancy status or age. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

59th TRG molds new Airmen
December 14, 2016
Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Blades, a dental laboratory apprentice course instructor, demonstrates a technique for carving out partial dentures at the Medical Education and Training Campus on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Oct. 20, 2016.  Blades is one of 10 Air Force instructors, all of whom are assigned to the 381st Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

AETC launches Innovation Challenge
December 2, 2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Chip Pons)

959th MDG defends title with consecutive wins at Warrior Medic Challenge
November 8, 2016
The 959th Medical Group, joined by Maj. Gen. Bart O. Iddins, 59th Medical Wing commander, pose with the commander’s sword and shield trophy at the closing ceremony of the Warrior Medic Challenge, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Nov. 4, 2016. The event pits active-duty and civilian Airmen from the wing’s seven groups against each other in friendly rivalry. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

New course enhances warrior paramedics’ prehospital, tactical skills
November 2, 2016
Staff Sgt. Cassandra Bayerl, student and paramedic with the 59th Medical Wing, prepares an epinephrine shot for a simulated patient during the Paramedic Recertification Course on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Sept. 19, 2016. Students underwent five days of didactic and two days of field training exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis)

New course enhances warrior paramedics’ prehospital, tactical skills
November 2, 2016
Staff Sgt. Cassandra Bayerl, student and paramedic with the 59th Medical Wing, prepares an epinephrine shot for a simulated patient during the Paramedic Recertification Course on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Sept. 19, 2016. Students underwent five days of didactic and two days of field training exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis)

From San Diego to San Antonio: Medics provide consistent care in the air, on the ground
October 20, 2016
Senior Airman Arlinda Haliti, a medic with the 559th Medical Group En-Route Patient Staging System team, looks on as the 59th Medical Wing’s Acute Lung Rescue Team preps a patient for transport at Kelly Airfield, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 15, 2016. The patient, a Navy Sailor, was flown onboard a C-130J Super Hercules from the Navy Medical Center in San Diego to San Antonio for treatment at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in nearby JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. The Acute Lung Rescue Team medics tended to the patient for the duration of the flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

59th MDW career advisor changes lives 1 Airman at a time
October 13, 2016
Senior Master Sgt. Jose Diaz helps Senior Airman Laketa Baisden, a medical technician with the 559th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, with career advice Sept. 19 at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Diaz, who is the 59th Medical Wing career assistance advisor and one of four Joint Base San Antonio career advisors, helps Airmen by providing information on benefits and programs the Air Force has to offer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Science & Technology: Revolutionizing tomorrow’s military medicine today
September 7, 2016
Hope Blanding, a 59th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron medical lab technician, uses a Sysmex UF-1000i to run a microscopic analysis on samples in the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center main lab, August 16. Devices like the Sysmex help to increase the accuracy and speed when processing sample for Science and Technology research projects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carwile/Released)

Devoted AF veteran serves community with art
September 2, 2016
Retired Master Sgt. Cody Vance speaks about his vision behind creating his Post-traumatic Stress Disorder art piece during an Open the Door Veterans’ Project event. The Post-traumatic Stress Disorder art has been reproduced and seen all over the world and is currently part of the Pentagon’s Air Force Art Program. (Courtesy photo)

AF medics, San Antonio firefighters corral training for EMT Rodeo
August 24, 2016
Over the course of two weeks, medics from the 59th Medical Wing trained with the technical rescue team at Fire Station 11 in San Antonio. The joint training gave participants an opportunity to strengthen their partnership, which will benefit the citizens they serve.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis)