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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.

59th Medical Wing exercise may affect wait time at Air Force medical facilities
May 28, 2019
The 59th Medical Wing is participating in a simulated mass causality exercise at both Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph June 25.

JBSA turns out for 59th Medical Wing’s Health Rally, Fun Run
May 7, 2019
The annual 59th Medical Wing Health Rally and Fun Run May 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph featured more than 20 vendors promoting health and wellness services and resources for active duty and family members.

59th MDW radiation oncologist completes Boston Marathon
May 1, 2019
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Trevor Lim, 59th Medical Wing Radiation Oncology chief, poses for a photo after completing the 2019 Boston Marathon, April 15 in Boston, Massachusetts. Lim completed the race in the top 28 percent of overall finishers with a run time of 3:24:49.

59th Medical Wing to unite JBSA community with annual health rally
April 19, 2019
The 59th Medical Wing is again bringing the Joint Base San Antonio community together for a morning of fun and fitness.
The annual 59th MDW Health Rally – which features a 5K run/walk for children and adults, a competitive 9K event and a health fair – is set for 9 a.m. May 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s Airmen’s Heritage Park.

Military to bring eye care to front lines with 59th MDW-funded mobile app
April 8, 2019
Air Force Lt. Col. Peter Carra (left), 379th Expeditionary Medical Group optometry officer in charge, performs an eye exam for a U.S. Soldier March 9 at Camp As Sayliyah (CAS), Qatar. Carra and Tech. Sgt. Marquita Moore, 379th EMDG optometry NCO in charge, travel to CAS once a week to provide eye care for Soldiers who, in turn, fabricate glasses prescribed for Airmen at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, and servicemembers at other deployed locations throughout U.S. Central Command.

59th Medical Wing restructures family health clinic
April 2, 2019
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JBSA Family Advocacy Program keeps families safe
March 27, 2019
The Family Advocacy Program at Joint Base Charleston is here to support healthy military families and communities by offering various programs, counseling, education, training and activities designed to intervene when families are having difficulties or need professional intervention. For more information on the list and dates of classes, please visit https://www.jbcharleston.com/youth-family/military-family-support/.

Former 59th MDW dermatology resident provides wounded warriors unique treatment at MacDill Air Force Base
March 15, 2019
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Burgess, a wounded warrior, receives a carbon dioxide laser treatment at the MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, scar clinic Feb. 15, 2019. The wounded-warrior-focused clinic offers a variety of unique treatments for those who suffer from scarring as a result of blast injuries, burns, amputations, and other surgeries.

59th MDW commander visits Gateway Bulverde Clinic
January 30, 2019
Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes (right), 59th Medical Wing commander, coins Dr. Kenneth McGill (left), family care practitioner, during his visit to the Gateway Bulverde Clinic in San Antonio Jan. 25. DeGoes visited Gateway Bulverde Clinic to recognize the team for outstanding patient care.

Gateway Innovation Center kicks off 59th MDW Spark Cell
January 22, 2019
More than sixty officer, enlisted and civilian Airmen gathered in the garden level of Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center for the 59th Medical Wing Spark Cell kickoff event, led by the Gateway Innovation Center, Jan. 11, 2019. The Spark Cell is an Air Force initiative that drives innovation within our Airmen to develop a better and faster way to accomplish the mission.

AETC, 59th MDW command chiefs visit Team Mildenhall
November 26, 2018
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, Air Education and Training Command command chief, and Master Sgt. Troy French, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system section chief, discuss the maintenance squadron’s confined space trainer at RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 14, 2018. The 100th MXS presented the chief with the newest innovation to show how those innovations sustain mission effectiveness.

59th MDW radiology system saves time and money
November 26, 2018
Marvin Perez, 59th Medical Wing cardiac magnetic resonance imaging technologist, observes a patient’s vitals during a scan at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Cardiac MRI, which takes approximately 20-45 minutes, is a non-invasive assessment of the function and structure of the heart.

94-year-old veteran continues to serve at 59th Medical Wing
November 14, 2018
Helen Wells, a 94-year-old assistant library volunteer for the 59th Medical Wing, poses for a photo in the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center medical library. Wells has dedicated more than 50 years of service to the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

59th Dental Training Squadron hosts prosthodontics update course
October 24, 2018
A dental specialist smooths a dental mold during the surgical portion of the prosthodontics update course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The seven-day curriculum provides advanced hands-on and didactic training for dental specialists.

Gateway Bulverde Clinic pharmacy: Medicine for North Central San Antonio patients
October 17, 2018
Tech. Sgt. Skyler N. Kieran, Gateway Bulverde Clinic pharmacy NCOIC, performs a routine inspection on the medications at the pharmacy. The pharmacy is located in the far North Central area of San Antonio on the second floor of the Baptist Emergency Hospital building and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

59th Medical Wing Physical Therapy Clinic hosts open house
October 15, 2018
The 59th Medical Wing Physical Therapy Clinic, located on the third floor C wing at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is inviting all medical personnel and patients to an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25.

Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Urgent Care levels up; ER re-opens
October 2, 2018
59th Medical Wing personnel cut the ribbon to officially transition the Urgent Care Clinic to a Family Emergency Center at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 1. The FEC will provide 24-hour emergency care to all Tricare beneficiaries in the San Antonio area who would have been previously transferred to local facilities.

Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center opens Family Emergency Center
September 27, 2018
The grand opening of the Family Emergency Center, currently known as the Urgent Care Center, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center.

New Reid Health Services Center provides one-stop service
September 14, 2018
The 59th Medical Wing celebrated the opening of the new Reid Health Services Center facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 13 on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The new Reid Clinic incorporates functions from four buildings into one, consisting of 19 departments, and will serve approximately 86,000 patients per year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)