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59th MDW: PTSD Awareness Month
June 22, 2021
According to the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, the term PTSD was introduced in 1980 in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, third edition and has played an important role in psychiatric theory and practice. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman Joshua Rosario)

Men's Health Month means preventing problems in advance
June 15, 2021
June is Men’s Health month which promotes a variety of activities males can do to have healthier, more active lifestyles.

Longest-serving 59th Medical Wing civil servant retires
June 11, 2021
Civil Servant Retires

SAUSHEC awards ceremony highlights academic achievements
June 9, 2021
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Awards ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, June 4, 2021.

59th MDW medics assist Honduras hospital during Resolute Sentinel 21
June 3, 2021
Air Force Lt. Col. Necia Pope, a urologist with the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, operates on a patient

59th MDW: 'To make a difference that impacts the world'
May 3, 2021
Master Sgt. Latanceia Godfrey, 59th MDW COVID-19 vaccine clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, coordinates more than 30 Airmen and civilians for the COVID-19 vaccine operation daily. 
Aside from assigning manpower and personnel she also works alongside the Airmen in the vaccine clinic. Being a leader to her means guiding, mentoring and protecting her Airmen.

59th Medical Wing welcomes Air Force Nurse Corps chief as new commander
April 30, 2021
Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes relinquished command of the 59th Medical Wing to Brig. Gen. Jeannine Ryder during a change of command ceremony at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy auditorium here April 29, 2021.

59th MDW: COVID-19 vaccines available for everyone 16 and older
April 16, 2021

Same Day Surgery: Short but impactful care
March 26, 2021
Same Day Surgery

59th MDW medic shines as ceremonial guardsman
March 2, 2021

59th MDW medics volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccine
February 23, 2021
Since the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine to Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Dec. 14, 2020, more than 50 nurses and medical technicians have volunteered to administer the vaccine.

59th MDW reduces operations for Feb. 17
February 16, 2021
San Antonio Military Health System sets holiday hours.

59th Medical Wing reduced operations for Feb. 16
February 16, 2021
San Antonio Military Health System sets holiday hours.

SAMHS vaccinates beneficiaries 75 and older
February 11, 2021
Maj. Carla Cox, 59th Medical Wing commander’s executive officer, vaccinates a San Antonio Military Health System beneficiary Feb. 6 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

San Antonio Military Health System starts next phase of COVID vaccine rollout
January 27, 2021
Air Force Senior Airman Kasey Ginn, medical technician, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Army Capt. Christine Kasprisin, physical therapist, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 26.

Gold Star survivor becomes Bronze Star recipient
January 27, 2021

The Air Force Medical Service in the Persian Gulf War and the need for critical care
January 20, 2021
Medical personnel use litters to transport Cpl. Richard Ramirez, 1st Marine Division, and other wounded to a C-141B Starlifter aircraft.  The patients are being medically evacuated from Al-Jubayl Air Base to Germany for treatment of wounds received during Operation Desert Storm.

59th MDW logistics and immunizations working together for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine
December 31, 2020
The Department of Defense is conducting a coordinated vaccine distribution strategy that will strengthen the ability to protect people, maintain readiness, support the national COVID-19 response, and trust in safe and effective vaccines and a vaccination plan.

59th Medical Wing supports COVID operations in North Dakota
December 2, 2020

Mental health during COVID-19: 'You're not in this alone'
December 2, 2020
Mental health providers guide patients through challenging times, to include stress or anxiety due to the pandemic, both in person or through telehealth.