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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.

CCATT Pilot Unit sparks innovation in Chilean program
December 12, 2018
Medical health officers from the Chilean Air Force look at a hand-held ultrasound unit on Dec. 7, at Camp Bramble on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Chileans visited the 59th Medical Wing to gain a better understanding of Critical Care Air Transportation Teams and the advanced equipment available during each mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kiley Dougherty)

Patients inspire prosthodontist at BAMC
December 11, 2018
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Young J. Honnlee, 59th Medical Wing maxillofacial prosthodontics fellow, evaluates the inside of a patient’s mouth at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Honnlee prepares to make impressions of the patient’s teeth. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Medics train for real-world events
December 4, 2018
59th Medical Wing bioenvironmental engineers call in a contamination emergency during a MASCAL exercise on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The exercise tested the clinical and field response teams’ communication efficiency between wing personnel and the medical control center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

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.

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.

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)

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)

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 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 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.

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium ceremony honors 233 graduating residents, fellows
June 15, 2018
Army Maj. Tyson Sjulin, pulmonary/critical care fellow, receives the Commander’s Award for Fellow Clinical Research during the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium graduation ceremony held June 7 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio. Also pictured are (from left) Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency; Air Force Maj. Gen. Bart O. Iddins, 59th Medical Wing commander; Army Brig. Gen. George Appenzeller, Brooke Army Medical Center commander; and Dr. Woodson Scott Jones, dean of SAUSHEC

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)

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

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

Paramedics expand Wilford Hall's medical capabilities
November 8, 2017
Staff Sgt. Lucas Reaume, paramedic with the 59th Medical Wing, poses for a portrait at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Service Center, Texas, Feb. 9, 2017. The paramedics are on stand-by 24 hours a day for any medical emergencies that occur on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

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

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.