• Medical readiness training through the pandemic

    The 59th Medical Readiness Training Center continues to provide the highest level of training for medics across the Air Force Medical Service prior to deployment as well as ensuring skills remain current.

  • Medical Education and Training Campus trains biomedical technicians

    The Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is home to the Biomedical Equipment Technician program that meets the unique mission of training, mentoring, professionally developing and qualifying the most proficient Air Force, Army and Navy biomedical equipment

  • 59th MDW treats transgender service members

    Earlier this year, President Joe Biden signed an executive order making it possible for transgender service members to openly serve in the military, which further strengthened the Transgender Health Medical Evaluation Unit at the 59th Medical Wing.

  • PTSD Awareness Month

    Many people know of PTSD, but may not fully understand how it affects people. It can affect those suffering from it differently, and it is important to understand that PTSD is more than a diagnosis.The month of June marks Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness month.

  • Preventable men’s health problems

    June is Men’s Health month which promotes a variety of activities males can do to have healthier, more active lifestyles.It’s no secret men often ignore medical issues and put off going to the doctor. However, to help live a long and healthy life, getting regular check-ups can make a difference.

  • Gold Star survivor becomes Bronze Star recipient

    Losing a loved one forever changes someone’s life. For some, it shatters them. For others, it pushes them to better themselves. Master Sgt. Brandon “Hock” Hockenbarger, 959th Medical Operations Squadron Internal Medicine flight chief, is the latter.

  • COVID-19 patients can give back

    With flu season fast approaching and no approved vaccine developed for COVID-19, supplies of life-saving measures such as blood and plasma are being put under strain.To help hold back the tide, the Defense Department has established a goal of obtaining 10,000 units of donated COVID-19 convalescent

  • Air Force dental course ensures mission readiness

    The 59th Dental Training Squadron prosthodontics flight hosted approximately 20 dental specialists, on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Sept. 16, 2019, for the U.S. Air Force’s Prosthodontics update course.

  • 'We're your family here'

    "Where is your husband deployed to?""Korea. Just a couple more months.""Well, we're your family here."Her smile is infectious and she directs it at everyone who comes into the room, nurses, doctors, technicians: her family here. Retired U.S. Army Capt. Katie Blanchard is thousands of miles from her

  • Clinics, patients turn to hyperbaric medicine

    “We call it the fog. It's like they’ve been awake for a few days straight,” said Col. (Dr.) Michael Richards, 59th Medical Specialty Squadron Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine section chief.“His wife had to finish his sentences. He could no longer take care of himself, really. He couldn’t manage his

  • SAUSHEC graduates 228 military physicians, health care professionals

    A San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, or SAUSHEC, graduation ceremony was held June 7 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio to honor 228 Army, Air Force, Navy, Public Health and civilian graduates. This year, 205 physicians from 36 graduate medical education

  • 59th MDW medic trainee saves choking toddler

    An Airman performed lifesaving intervention on a choking toddler at a local restaurant on March 30 in San Antonio, Texas.Airman First Class Tobias Titus, an aerospace medical technician in training at the 59th Medical Wing, and his wife were having dinner when he noticed a mother and grandmother at

  • 3D printing laboratory

    #DYK: The Air Force Post Graduate Dental School houses the 59th Medical Wing's 3D Printing laboratory?

  • CCATT flight makes three point turn

    The 59th Medical Wing executed three aeromedical transport missions back to back, departing Joint Base San Antonio July 19, 2018, making coast to coast stops, before returning home two days later.

  • Deployment training reinforces critical skills

    On the grounds of the Air Force’s largest medical mobility mission, the 59th Medical Wing amplifies critical readiness and combat skills to enhance joint service integration downrange.