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433rd AW mobilizes medics for COVID-19 response
April 6, 2020
Medical technicians in the 433rd Airlift Wing mobilize and depart Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to respond to the COVID-19 crisis April 5, 2020.

SAMHS consolidates emergency services to BAMC, WHASC continues to offer urgent care
April 2, 2020
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COVID-19 Testing: A message to our beneficiaries
March 26, 2020
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59th Medical Wing adjusts pharmacy hours, prescription services
March 23, 2020
Air Force pharmacy

59th MDW adjusts services, offers options to continue care
March 20, 2020
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Latest Air Force trainees continue BMT with enhanced mitigation efforts
March 18, 2020

Wilford Hall implements temporary entry/exit point procedures
March 15, 2020
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Air Force Optometry History in 2020: 'The Year of Optometry'
February 7, 2020
Air Force optometry came into existence around the same time the Air Force Medical Service stood up on July 1, 1949, and has been caring for the vision of aviators and warfighters ever since. 2020, ‘The Year of Optometry’, focuses on ensuring eye health and vision care are a priority.

59th Medical Wing integrates missions, strengthens operational medical readiness
October 31, 2019
Redesignation Ceremony

Joint Army-Air Force-Navy medical partnership saves lives downrange
October 25, 2019
Airmen work with members of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation team to save the life of a NATO troop at the Craig Joint-Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 18, 2016

No effort spared to bring home seriously wounded Soldier
October 2, 2019
A critical care air transport team tends to a patient during a nearly 20-hour direct flight from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to San Antonio on Aug. 18, 2019. The service member was cared for by a joint service team of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation specialists, an aeromedical evacuation team and a CCATT in order to maintain the highest level of care possible during transport.

Air Force dental course ensures mission readiness
September 26, 2019
Staff Sgt. Tara Freed, 959th Medical Group prosthetics department non-commissioned officer in charge, works with students from the Air Force Post Graduate Dental School surgical skills and readiness course at the Clinical Research Division at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Sept. 24. The training fulfills readiness requirements for both officers and enlisted from the 59th Dental Group.

59th Medical Wing: 'We're your family here'
September 13, 2019
Retired U.S. Army Capt. Katie Blanchard squeezes the hand of Col. (Dr.) Chad Hivnor, 59th Medical Specialty Squadron laser medicine chief, after surgery Sept. 6 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. 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 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 October 1, 2019.

59th MDW offers information, medical care after mold found in dorms     
July 31, 2019

WHASC Pediatric Clinic keeps basic trainee pipeline moving
July 18, 2019
Capt. Natalie Aguilar, 59th Medical Operations Squadron pediatric nurse practitioner, checks a basic military trainee’s heart and lungs during an appointment June 28 at Reid Clinic, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Aguilar volunteers a few days a week at the clinic and sees about 20 patients a day.

59th MDW commander reflects on past year, way forward
July 15, 2019
Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander, addresses the audience after taking command during the June 14, 2018, ceremony at the old Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The 59th MDW provides superior graduate medical education and training, state-of-the-art research, and first-class global medical readiness. It also serves as the Air Force functional medical command for Joint Base San Antonio.

59th MDW CCATT team flys mother, baby home safely after 7 months in ICU
June 14, 2019
Capt. Nicole Leib and Maj. Mariana Lacuzong, 59th Medical Wing critical care air transport team nurses, play with 7-month-old patient, Nakoa Crawford, during the five-hour flight from Dallas to San Diego June 7, 2019. Comprised of a doctor, nurse and respiratory therapist, the team must pack everything the will need while airborne - echocardiogram, oxygen, blood, medicine and other tools of the trade.

Ceremony honors 228 graduating military physicians, health care professionals
June 12, 2019
Dr. Arthur L. Kellermann, dean of the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, speaks during the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium graduation ceremony at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio June 7. The ceremony honored 228 Army, Air Force, Navy, Public Health and civilian medical education and allied health graduates.

Air Force medic trainee saves choking toddler
June 3, 2019
Airman 1st Class Tobias Titus, an aerospace medical technician in training at the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, was recognized by Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, 59th MDW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Chuck Frizzell, 59th MDW command chief, after performed lifesaving intervention on a choking toddler at a local restaurant March 30.