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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 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.

59th Medical Wing clinics, services set to move to new Wilford Hall
May 12, 2017
New Wilford Hall, Jan. 19, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Gateway momentum impresses Defense Health Agency director
March 14, 2017
Vice Adm. Raquel Bono describes how the Gateway Performance System could be used across the Military Health System at the 59th Medical Wing Gateway Academy in Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 24. Bono is the Defense Health Agency director. The DHA supports the delivery of integrated, affordable, and high quality health services to Military Health System beneficiaries and is responsible for driving greater integration of clinical and business processes across the MHS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Process improvement expert to 59th MDW: ‘You’re leading the way’
January 21, 2017
Dr. Brent James, an internationally known expert in the field of clinical quality improvement, reviews a handout during a Jan. 11 briefing in the Gateway Academy at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. James learned about the 59th Medical Wing’s work toward continuous process improvement and becoming a high reliability organization. He is the executive director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and vice president, Medical Research and Continuing Medical Education at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Dermatologist earns health care hero award
October 7, 2016
Col. (Dr.) Chad Hivnor, laser and research chief with the 59th Medical Specialty Squadron, uses a fractional carbon dioxide laser to treat a patient’s scar at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 7. The laser treatment, also known as fractional skin resurfacing, goes deep into the epidermis of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen to create firm and smooth skin. Hivnor recently earned the San Antonio Business Journal 2016 Health Care Hero award for his contributions to health care in the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Science & Technology: Revolutionizing tomorrow’s military medicine today
September 7, 2016
Hope Blanding, a 59th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron medical lab technician, uses a Sysmex UF-1000i to run a microscopic analysis on samples in the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center main lab, August 16. Devices like the Sysmex help to increase the accuracy and speed when processing sample for Science and Technology research projects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carwile/Released)

Dermatologists go the distance for the English Channel
July 29, 2016
In preparation for the English Channel swim challenge in September, Air Force Majs. Casey Bowen (left) and Simon Ritchie, 59th Medical Operations Group dermatologists, synchronize their swim speed at the Skylark Pool on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The doctors met while attending the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, and reconnected when they were both assigned to the 59th Medical Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

59th MDW brings normalcy to wounded patients
July 12, 2016
Col. Jose Villalobos (left), 59th Dental Group maxillofacial prosthetics program director, and Maj. Stephen Cherrington (center), 59th Dental Group maxillofacial prosthodontist, discuss retired Army Master Sgt. Todd Nelson’s new prosthetic ear at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, June 28. The 59th Medical Wing's Maxillofacial Prosthetics Department is one of only a few in the Department of Defense that creates prosthetic body parts, such as eyes, ears and noses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Development program helps Wilford Hall medics cultivate customer service skills
July 5, 2016
Retired Tech. Sgt. Arnold Parker (left), a Korean War veteran who worked in nutritional medicine on Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in the early 1950s, speaks with members of the 59th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron during a session of the Deliberate Development Program June 20 at the Armed Services Blood Bank Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The program develops Airmen of all ranks in areas, which include leadership, management and self-improvement. It encourages networking and access to other members of the medical team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Warrior medics enhance skills, build relationships in Dominican Republic
June 17, 2016
(l-r) Staff Sgt. Isela Gonzalez, 506th Air Expeditionary Group chaplain assistant, translates to Alberto Rosario for Maj. Peter Rhee, 506th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron hand surgeon, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise or MEDRETE as part of NEW HORIZONS 2016. In the span of two-weeks, the orthopedic medical team has treated more than 420 patients and provided 26 specialized orthopedic surgeries. Rhee is deployed from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chenzira Mallory/released)