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59th Medical Wing Gastronomy Clinic strives for excellence
February 14, 2018
Surgical technicians from the 59th Medical Wing, prepare a patient for a colonoscopy, January 10, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The can provide patients timely screenings to detect gastro related illnesses, including cancer.

59th MDW event reaches out to JBSA community, promoting healthy lifestyle
February 8, 2018
The 59th Medical Wing Health Rally – an event that attracted some 300 participants last year – returns to Airmen’s Heritage Park at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph this month.

Getting to know the Wilford Hall Department of Dermatology
February 1, 2018

Wilford Hall audiology clinic works to maintain, restore hearing
January 29, 2018
ear exam

JBSA-Randolph Dental Clinic hosts Give Kids a Smile Day
January 17, 2018
The 59th Medical Wing hosts Give Kids a Smile Day from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s dental clinic.

VIPER clinic: Taking care of future Airmen
December 15, 2017
559th Medical Group's Versatile Injury Prevention and Embedded Reconditioning Clinic. The VIPER team writes individualized exercise prescriptions to help patients maintain some level of fitness during the healing and recovery process.

JBSA Air Force clinic first to offer new breakthrough procedure
November 24, 2017
Poor eyesight can, and will, pose a potential career ending medical condition to many service members. The 59th Medical Wing’s Wilford Hall Eye Center has a solution for it.

Introducing the new Wilford Hall Eye Center
November 6, 2017
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Stephan Alvarez)

Israeli Air Force Surgeon General visits 59th Medical Wing
November 1, 2017
Israeli Air Force Col. (Dr.) Yifat Erlich-Shoham, Surgeon General of the Israeli Air Force, is briefed on the 59th Medical Wing's air evacuation capabilities by Col. (Dr.) Mark Ervin at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis Oct. 24. Erlich-Shoham's visit symbolizes a continued Air Force medical partnership between the United States and Israel.

Highway 90 Gate enhances patient care at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center
November 1, 2017
Staff Sgt. Mellissa Taylor, 559th Trainee Health Squadron optometry noncommissioned officer in charge, checks an ID at the Highway 90 gate while performing security forces augmentee duty Oct. 23 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The Highway 90 gate provides easy and convenient access for patients to quickly access care and facilities.

BAMC’s adult ECMO program receives national recognition
October 30, 2017
Members of the 59th Medical Wing Aeromedical Staging Facility transfer a patient on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation into a C-17 Globemaster III, Jan. 16, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. ECMO is a heart-lung bypass system that circulates blood through an external artificial lung and sends it back into the patient’s bloodstream.

59th Medical Wing first in Defense Department to earn important accreditation
September 18, 2017
The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, an independent, non-profit accrediting body, has welcomed its newest, fully-accredited member – the 59th Medical Wing, located on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

‘Big Willie’ hosts soldiers traveling to Harvey relief
September 5, 2017
Soldiers walk to their assigned rooms Sept. 2 at the old Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. More than 500 soldiers are awaiting future deployment instructions at the old Wilford Hall in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Texas reserve wing assists in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
September 2, 2017
Hurricane Harvey relief effort

59th MDW arrives in Houston
August 31, 2017
The Warrior Medics from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, muster together at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, concerning the response and relief efforts following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, August 30, 2017. The 59th MDW is part of a larger Department of Defense presence in an effort to aid eastern Texas following a record amount of rainfall and flooding. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Keifer Bowes)

59th Medical Wing supports Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
August 30, 2017
59th Medical Wing members start boarding a Lockheed C-5 Galaxy as the disaster relief team flying into Houston, Texas, August 30. More than 70-members of the Air Force’s flagship medical wing were mobilized to provide medical attention to the 6 million residents of the greater Houston area, after the city suffered catastrophic flooding due to Hurricane Harvey.

59th Airman named Outstanding Airman of the Year
August 28, 2017
Senior Airman Nicole Moore, 59th Medical Wing medical technician, was recognized as one of the Air Force 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2017, July 7th, 2017.  An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 36 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected the final 12 Airmen based on superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements. (U.S. Air Force image by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

59th Training Group welcomes new commander
June 23, 2017
Air Force Maj. Gen. Bart O. Iddins (left), 59th Medical Wing commander at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackand, passes the 59th Training Group guidon to incoming commander Col. Karyn E. McKinney (center) as outgoing commander Col. (Dr.) Steven C. Caberto (right) looks on during the unit’s change of command ceremony at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston June 15. The 59th Training Group develops, delivers and evaluates medical training for 75 medical treatment facilities and deployment operations worldwide. The group supports military medical service and medical readiness training at the Medical Education and Training Campus at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston for 12,100 students annually, as well as two operating locations, one detachment and 17 sites around the world.

59th MDW opens new hyperbaric medicine facility on JBSA
June 20, 2017
Col. Michael Richards gives an opening speech during the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic ribbon cutting June 16, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

The new Wilford Hall welcomes its first patient with ribbon cutting
June 12, 2017
The 59th Medical Wing's new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center officially opened with a ribbon cutting today, June 7, on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 59th MDW identified Master Sgt. Karrin Hatcher as it's first official patient to be seen in the $418 million, 682,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Wilford Hall is the U.S. Air Force's flagship medical facility for outpatient care. The building features four wings, on four floors, housing more than 25 outpatient clinic and clinical services.