• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 59 MDW cares for the warfighter

    In mid-November, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kenneth Dwyer, a Special Forces officer assigned to U.S. Army 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, traveled to San Antonio for a week for a follow-up appointment. Within that short timeframe, he left with more than he expected and

  • 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

  • Roberson impressed by 59th MDW warrior medics

    Seeing first-hand how the 59th Medical Wing is “setting the standard” for innovation throughout the Department of Defense, Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander, Air Education and Training Command, toured the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center May 11 to get an inside glimpse of the organization.

  • Leading the next generation of warrior medics

    It’s a little after 7:30 a.m. and the stampede has finally cleared the hallways. Finally, a moment of silence, the first since arriving to work three hours prior. The five-story building is nearly desolate now, but a multitude of paperwork and tasks remain to be done before the 800-plus military