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  • 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.

  • Readiness reform bolsters largest mobility mission

    Through the faint glow of night, a medic provides lifesaving care to a fallen teammate in Southwest Asia, doing everything in his power to stabilize the patient until the stretcher gets into a hospital.Four months prior, that same medic couldn’t have saved that life had it not been for the 59th

  • 59 MDW expands wounded warrior care at MacDill AFB

    MacDill Air Force Base’s 6th Medical Wing’s dermatology clinic partnered with members from the 59th MDW to learn fractional laser resurfacing, a treatment used by the 59th MDW since 2007, providing patient-centered care to wounded warriors with traumatic amputations, burns and severe scarring.

  • 59th Medical Wing executes five missions at once

    The 59th Medical Wing orchestrated five air transport missions simultaneously during the week of April 16th through the 20th. The Air Force's premier healthcare, medical education and research, and readiness wing flexed global capability by delivering expert healthcare to patients in multiple

  • VIPER clinic: Taking care of future Airmen

    Starting with barely a handful of staff members located in a small area of the Reid Clinic, the 559th Medical Group’s Versatile Injury Prevention and Embedded Reconditioning Clinic is now maturing to approximately a dozen members and spreading through five different clinics in the JBSA area.

  • 59th Medical Wing airman named Outstanding Airman of the Year

    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

  • 59th MDW opens new hyperbaric medicine facility on JBSA

    Designed from the ground up to provide outstanding patient care, the 59th Medical Wing’s new, state-of-the-art facility near the San Antonio Military Medical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston expands the wing’s capability to provide hyperbaric medicine and wound care.

  • Wing showcases innovative, cost-saving ideas

    Innovative 59th Medical Wing Gateway Academy students showcased their latest initiatives designed to boost work center efficiencies and improve the patient experience during the academy’s poster day April 13 at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Atrium.

  • BMETs keep medical mission moving

    Biomedical equipment technicians ensure medical equipment is serviceable, safe and properly configured to meet the 59th Medical Wing’s mission of developing warrior medics through patient-centered health care.

  • Training at a glance: Orthotics program

    The Air Force's only orthotics training program is conducted at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Established in the 1970s, the program is dedicated to providing the highest level of training and graduating world-class orthotics technicians. The