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This Month in AFMS History: 60th anniversary of Lackland Air Force Base hospital dedication

Sixty years ago, in November 1957, Lackland Air Force Base dedicated its new, nine-story, 500-bed hospital. At the time, it was the largest hospital in the Air Force. This was the first major phase of construction completed, and would be followed by successive expansions in 1961 and 1963. The hospital was replaced by a new facility in 2017, and the original is scheduled to be demolished over the next several years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett).

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett
VIRIN: 171117-F-XE708-001.JPG
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