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59th Medical Wing
59th MDW: PTSD Awareness Month
June 22, 2021
— The month of June marks Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month.Many people know of PTSD, but may not fully understand how it affects people. It can affect those suffering from it differently,...
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. It’s no secret men often ignore medical issues and put off going to the doctor. However, to help live a long and healthy life, getting regular check-ups can make a difference...
Longest-serving 59th Medical Wing civil servant retires
June 11, 2021
— “Since I began working here, I have felt like I am a part of something bigger and I was doing something to help people,” said Louise Brown, 59th Medical Wing director of protocol. “I’ve stayed so long, because I really enjoy what I’ve been doing.”...
SAUSHEC awards ceremony highlights academic achievements
June 9, 2021
— The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual awards ceremony June 4 at Brooke Army Medical Center...
59th MDW medics assist Honduras hospital during Resolute Sentinel 21
June 3, 2021
— U.S. Air Force and Army military doctors were in Choluteca, Honduras, May 12-27, to assist the local hospital with urologic surgeries during Resolute Sentinel 21. The exercise provides joint training and improved readiness for U.S. civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities in Honduras. ...
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...
59th Medical Wing welcomes Air Force Nurse Corps chief as new commander
April 30, 2021
— Brig. Gen. Jeannine Ryder took command of the 59th Medical Wing during a change of command ceremony at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy Auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland April 29. The outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, leaves for Washington, D.C. to serve as the next Deputy Surgeon General of the Air Force...
59th MDW: COVID-19 vaccines available for everyone 16 and older
April 16, 2021
— Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center has opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all beneficiaries aged 16 and older...
Same Day Surgery: Short but impactful care
March 26, 2021
— The 59th Surgical Specialty Flight runs the Same Day Surgery clinic, which gives Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center beneficiaries the option to have low-threat surgeries done in-house rather than being seen at Brooke Army Medical Center or being referred off-base. ...
59th MDW medic shines as ceremonial guardsman
March 2, 2021
— Joint Base San Antonio’s Honor Guard covers a 65,000-square-mile region across69 counties in Texas. In order to cover this vast area, the JBSA Honor Guard has over 40 members including trainers, operations and leadership. ...
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
— Due to inclement weather, the 59th Medical Wing will have reduced services available at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Gateway Bulverde and Randolph Medical Treatment Facilities Feb. 17, 2021. ...
59th Medical Wing reduced operations for Feb. 16
February 16, 2021
— Due to inclement weather, the 59th Medical Wing will have reduced services available at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Gateway Bulverde and Randolph Medical Treatment Facilities Feb. 16. Appointments and operating procedures that cannot be conducted virtually are canceled. Patients will be contacted to reschedule their appointment as soon as possible. Routine care appointments that are eligible may be conducted virtually, should staff and patients continue to have power...
SAMHS vaccinates beneficiaries 75 and older
February 11, 2021
— Warrior medics from the 59th Medical Wing were out Feb. 6 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, working tirelessly to vaccinate the local 75-plus-age population...
San Antonio Military Health System starts next phase of COVID vaccine rollout
January 27, 2021
— The San Antonio Military Health System is starting the next phase of the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout -- expanding the scope of who is eligible to get vaccinated against the virus...
Gold Star survivor becomes Bronze Star recipient
January 27, 2021
— Losing a loved one forever changes someone’s life. For some, it shatters them. For others, it pushes them to better themselves. Master Sgt. Brandon “Hock” Hockenbarger, 959th Medical Operations Squadron Internal Medicine flight chief, is the latter...
The Air Force Medical Service in the Persian Gulf War and the need for critical care
January 20, 2021
— January 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Desert Storm, it also marks a turning point in Air Force Medical Service’s Critical Care Transport Teams. “We were not serving the Army as well as we could have in the Air Force,” explained Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Paul K. Carlton, a former Air Force Surgeon General who had been working on the concept of CCATT since the 1980s...
59th MDW logistics and immunizations working together for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine
December 31, 2020
— The San Antonio Military Health System's first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived at about 8:45 a.m. Dec. 14 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas...
59th Medical Wing supports COVID operations in North Dakota
December 2, 2020
— Members of the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are in North Dakota, supporting local hospitals in the fight against COVID-19. Twenty ICU nurses and 40 medical surgical nurses have been split among major hospitals throughout the state hospitals in the on-going fight against COVID-19. ...
Mental health during COVID-19: 'You're not in this alone'
December 2, 2020
— Since the beginning of this year many have experienced an intense amount of change. There is no question of the emotional toll the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on people. As important as washing your hands, socially distancing, and wearing a mask is, your mental health is also important...