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59th Medical Wing
59th Medical Wing participates in Vapor Trails medical training exercise
July 11, 2022
— Members of the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, recently took part in the Vapor Trails medical training exercise June 30...
59th Medical Wing conducts simulator center training
May 18, 2022
— The 59th Medical Wing began conducting training every week starting May 4. This training maintains readiness by reinforcing assessment and treatment of life threatening traumatic injuries...
59th Medical Wing: Training hours allow readiness capabilities
April 29, 2022
— The 59th Medical Wing will conduct training every week beginning Wednesday, May 4, 2022. All 59th MDW clinics will be closed from 7 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday mornings to allow time for readiness training...
NAMRU San Antonio, 59th MDW, USAISR participate in Military Medical Industry Day
April 25, 2022
— The City of San Antonio, the San Antonio Economic Development Department Corporation and VelocityTX hosted the third Military Medical Industry Day at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center April 19. This year’s MMID featured San Antonio's leading military medical research missions including the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, the Air Force's 59th Medical Wing, and the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research. ...
59th MDW: service hours changing May 4
April 1, 2022
— The 59th Medical Wing service hours are changing...
59th MDW: Commissary tours offer JBSA residents healthier food options
March 15, 2022
— For many people, grocery shopping doesn’t sound like a very difficult task, but selecting the healthiest food requires some thought beyond tossing items that look good into your cart...
Air Force medics continue deployments to civilian hospitals and care facilities
February 25, 2022
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, nearly 1,000 U.S. Air Force active duty, Reserve, and Air National Guard medics are serving in civilian hospitals, care facilities, and other public institutions. The Air Force Medical Service has continued to step up as part of the federal COVID-19 response, working alongside other military departments and federal agencies...
59 MDW periodontist retires after nearly 50 years of service
February 2, 2022
— Col. Alan Dickerson, 59th Dental Group director of clinical periodontics. donned the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps uniform in August 1972 at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was direct commissioned as an electronic warfare officer when he graduated in 1976...
59th Medical Wing performs first CCATT training mission
January 19, 2022
— The 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland performed the first-ever in-flight Critical Care Air Transport Team training mission Jan. 12...
Cervical cancer screening saves lives
January 11, 2022
— Cancer can start at any place in the body. Cervical cancer starts in the cervix. It starts when cells in the cervix grow out of control and crowd out normal cells. This makes it hard for the body to work the way it should...
AETC is making AF Spark Tank heat … again!
December 28, 2021
— Fifteen semi-finalists for the 2022 Spark Tank campaign were announced Nov. 24, including two submissions that will represent Air Education and Training Command as Air Force Spark Tank semi-finalists...
59 MDW: Art, medicine merge in patient care
November 30, 2021
— In January 2021, Army Sgt.1st Class Randolph Adams was on leave in Chicago, Illinois before departing for his next duty assignment. The next chapter of Adams’ career was set to take place at the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Germany, and this visit to Chicago was a chance to reconnect with family before relocating more than 4,000 miles away...
USecAF gets firsthand look at AETC’s values-based approach to foundational readiness
October 6, 2021
— Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones visited Joint Base San Antonio Oct. 1-4, seeing firsthand how Air Education and Training Command ingrains dignity and respect throughout the force, and how the command implements a values-based approach to training and readiness. ...
59th MDW: Medical readiness training through the pandemic
October 4, 2021
— The 59th Medical Readiness Training Center continues to provide the highest level of training for medics across the Air Force Medical Service prior to deployment as well as ensuring skills remain current...
59th Medical Wing kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month
September 28, 2021
— The 59th Medical Wing is hosting a series of breast cancer awareness events throughout October...
59th MDW commander shares thoughts on Afghanistan
August 25, 2021
— I believe many have mixed feelings watching the events of the last few days with the Afghanistan crisis and the collapse of their government. I am sad, disappointed and frustrated. ...
59th MDW: The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center clinical laboratory
August 20, 2021
— The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center clinical laboratory at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland tests specimens to assist with treatment for various infections and gives providers results of which antibiotics work best for each patient...
59th MDW: Medical Education and Training Campus trains biomedical technicians
August 16, 2021
— The Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is home to the Biomedical Equipment Technician program that meets the unique mission of training, mentoring, professionally developing and qualifying the most proficient Air Force, Army and Navy biomedical equipment technicians...
Ready EAGLE exercise helps 59th Medical Wing ensure readiness
July 20, 2021
— The 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is constantly working to ensure readiness is at the forefront of its daily operations...
59th MDW: Intra-ocular injections help prevent blindness
June 29, 2021
— The 59th Surgical Operations Squadron Retina Clinic at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland performs intra-ocular procedures...