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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)

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.