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59th MDW supports breastfeeding moms with facilities, research
August 29, 2018
The 59th Medical Wing supports new mothers with access to facilities throughout Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and educational opportunities on breastfeeding their newborns.

IMA helps keep education and training on track
August 10, 2018
Capt. Laura Wittman, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee who is currently serving as a special projects officer in the 59th Medical Wing’s education and training department, conducts training for wing personnel on Aug. 9, 2018. IMAs are Air Force Reservists assigned to one of more than 50 active-component units and government agencies around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Daniel J. Calderón)

Taking pride in a tradition of honor
August 7, 2018
David Carter currently serves as the 59th Medical Wing Information Technology Requirements & Asset Management chief. Carter oversees IT Asset Management, with approximately 20,000 assets that have a combined valued greater than $13 million, the central point for information technology equipment tracking and distribution.

Air Force tests en route wound care device at 59th Medical Wing
August 1, 2018
The multi-channel wound vacuum system is tested on a simulated patient in a C-130 static aircraft display at the 59th Medical Wing, San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016. The multi-channel wound vacuum system, which is used to promote wound healing on critical patients, is able to replace the capabilities of four single-channel systems. This smaller, more transportable device makes it easier for aeromedical evacuation crews to deliver en route wound care to patients with multiple wounds. The Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity (AFMESA) team was involved in the testing of the multi-channel wound vacuum system, ensuring the device could perform in the operational environment.

Med Techs to nursing program now available
July 27, 2018

Bounce forward: 59th Medical Wing Airman battles cancer
July 27, 2018
Staff Sgt. Grant Novotnak battled cancer in 2016, growing personally and professionally through the experience. The 59th Medical Wing technician is perusing commissioning opportunities he hopes to lead him toward becoming an oncologist.

59th Medical Wing's CCATT flight makes three point turn
July 25, 2018
A 59th Medical Wing Critical Care Air Transport Team member awaits for other patients to arrive at their aircraft in San Diego, California, July 20. Teams are regularly dispatched all over the globe to respond to emergencies, assist in Department of Defense contingency missions and reinforce readiness training through real-world civil and humanitarian assistance missions.

59th Medical Wing deployment training reinforces critical skills
July 24, 2018
An Airman from the 59th Medical Wing performs sentry duty during a combat simulation as part of the Ability to Survive and Operate course Oct. 10, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The ATSO course takes Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing out of their traditional patient centric clinics and places them into a realistic combat settings and scenarios they may encounter in the real world.

Readiness reform bolsters largest mobility mission
July 18, 2018
Air Force medical technicians conduct a patient transport exercise at Hurlburt Field, Florida, March 1, 2017. The 59th Medical Wing recently overhauled their readiness section, amplifying their ability to sustain the Air Force's largest mobility mission.

59th Medical Wing expands wounded warrior care at MacDill AFB
July 12, 2018
Col. (Dr.) Chad Hivnor (left), a dermatologist at the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, and Maj. Thomas Beachkofsky (right), a dermatologist at the 6th Medical Group, use air to cool the skin of a patient who is undergoing laser surgery at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, March 9. Hivnor is working to expand capabilities of dermatology clinics in the Air Force.

59th Medical Wing paramedic channels passion to save lives
June 29, 2018
Senior Airman Tyler Stager, a paramedic with the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, poses for a photo at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center. Stager is part of a team of paramedics within the 59th MDW that serve both JBSA and the San Antonio area.

59th Medical Wing evacuates El Paso patient
June 26, 2018
Members of the Acute Lung Resuce Team from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, perform an Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation procedure on a patient in El Paso, Texas, June, 10, 2018. The team is the Department of Defense's only medical evacuation team with ECMO capabilities. ECMO enables the team to safely transfer critically ill patients with severe heart and lung issues across long distances for further treatment.

59th Medical Wing nurse receives BAMC award
June 18, 2018
Maj. David Bradley, Jr., a perioperative clinical nurse specialist assigned to the 59th Medical Wing, was the recipient of Brooke Army Medical Center’s 2018 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse of the Year Award May 7 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The annual award is presented to the nominee who has made a significant impact on the San Antonio military medical mission.

59th Medical Wing reopens Satellite Pharmacy at JBSA-Lackland
June 18, 2018
Senior Airman Deja Collins, 59th Medical Training Squadron pharmacy technician, prepares medication for distribution at the satellite pharmacy, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 11. The staff processes 378,000 prescriptions annually.

59th Medical Wing welcomes new commander
June 18, 2018
Maj. Gen. John DeGoes took command of the 59th Medical Wing during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 14. The 59th MDW is the Air Force's premier healthcare, medical education and research, and readiness wing.

59th Medical Wing executes five missions at once
May 1, 2018
59th Medical Wing CCATT team members, in conjunction with mission partners, transition from their aircraft to an ambulance during an infant patient transport mission from Germany to Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., April 19th, 2018. Examples of conditions requiring CCATT support include supportive or resuscitate care of shock/hemorrhage, respiratory failure, and multi-system trauma.

59th Medical Wing opens new clinic on far north side of San Antonio
April 17, 2018
The 59th Medical Wing officially opened the new Gateway Bulverde Clinic on April 17, 2018. It is located at 25615 U.S. 281, San Antonio, TX 78258. The new clinic is on the second floor of a freestanding Baptist Emergency facility, located between San Antonio and Bulverde.

59th Medical Wing flexes integrated healthcare capability
March 20, 2018
The 59th Medical Wing, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is the Air Force's premier healthcare, medical education and research, and readiness wing. The wing's vision is "Exemplary Care, Global Response." Its mission is "Developing Warrior Medics Through Patient-Centered Care."

59th Medical Wing sets Air Force work station upgrade bar
March 20, 2018
Staff Sgt. Kayce Crisp, an informatinon systems technician from the 59th Medical Wing, explains the process of upgrading a computer's operating system March 13, 2018 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The 59th MDW information technician staff upgraded a record amount of more than 3,700 systems to maintain Air Force standards.

59th Medical Wing leaves large footprint on medical education
March 2, 2018
The 59th Medical Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is the Air Force's premier healthcare, medical education and research, and readiness wing. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Cody Vance)