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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.

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.