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An Airman from the 59th Medical Wing performs sentry duty during a combat simulation as part of the Ability to Survive and Operate course Oct. 10, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The ATSO course takes Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing out of their traditional patient centric clinics and places them into a realistic combat settings and scenarios they may encounter in the real world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes) 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. Most of the wing’s military personnel are assigned to one of several readiness teams, which act as building blocks to form Expeditionary Medical Support hospitals
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Maj. Mark Cheney (left),  59th Medical Wing anesthesiologist, Tech. Sgt. Bryan Sundstrom (middle), 59th MDW cardiopulmonary technician, and Capt. Elena Vulgamott (right), 59th MDW critical care registered nurse, prepare a simulated patient for transport during a Critical Care Air Transport Team demo at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, July 12, 2018. The transport teams are composed of medics who have gone through rigorous training to perform these high-stress and fast-paced missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez) 59 MDW showcases CCATT capabilities

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Air Force medical technicians conduct a patient transport exercise at Hurlburt Field, Florida, March 1, 2017. The 59th Medical Wing recently overhauled their readiness section, amplifying their ability to sustain the Air Force's largest mobility mission. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Ryan Mancuso) 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 Medical Wing’s readiness transformation. Maj. Chris
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Col. (Dr.) Chad Hivnor (left), a dermatologist at the 59th Medical Wing, and Maj. Thomas Beachkofsky (right), a dermatologist at the 6th MDG, use air to cool the skin of a patient who is undergoing laser surgery at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, March 9, 2018. Hivnor is working to expand capabilities of dermatology clinics in the Air Force. 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.
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Former Army Sgt. Tony Fantasia poses for photo surrounded by leatherworking materials at his shop in San Antonio, Texas, June 29th, 2018. Working with leather has aided Fantasia’s battle with PTSD that he developed after his deployments to Southwest Asia as a medic. He now runs an outreach program for veterans focusing on various artistic outlets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes) PTSD: The Ugly, Raw, Imperfection
Tucked away in a circle of 1800’s refurbished homes, banging and chiseling sounds pour through the cracks, spilling onto a big front porch hosting a mountain of a man who blocks out the swinging screen door behind him.Tony Fantasia, the man with the bear paw that could crush someone’s hand, operates a hand-made hobby shop that doubles as an
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124 59 MDW paramedic channels passion to save lives
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland paramedics have a proud history of delivering help in dire situations all across San Antonio. No matter the circumstance, these men and women can be on site in a short amount of time providing care for those in need. For Senior Airman Tyler Stager, a paramedic from the 59th Medical Wing, having the unique opportunity
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Members of the Acute Lung Rescue Team from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, perform an Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation procedure on a patient in El Paso, Texas, June, 10, 2018. The team is the Department of Defense's only medical evacuation team with ECMO capabilities. ECMO enables the team to safely transfer
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Maj. Gen. John DeGoes took command of the 59th Medical Wing during a ceremony on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, June 14. The 59th MDW is the Air Force's premier healthcare, medical education and research, and readiness wing. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. William Blankenship) DeGoes Takes Helm for 59 MDW
Members of the Air Force’s flagship medical wing witnessed the transfer authority and responsibility from Maj. Gen. Bart Iddins to the new 59th Medical Wing commander, Maj. Gen. John DeGoes during a ceremony on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, June 14. Air Education and Training Command’s deputy commander, Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington presided over
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Ms. Sarah Tejada, 59th Medical Training Squadron pharmacy technician contractor, distributes medication at the newly renovated Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland satellite pharmacy, June 11. The renovations included expanding seating for patients and improved workflow for staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) 59th Medical Wing Reopens Satellite Pharmacy on JBSA Lackland
The 59th Medical Wing reopened the doors to the satellite pharmacy located on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, June 11, 2018.
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Maj. David Bradley, Jr., a perioperative clinical nurse specialist assigned to the 59th Medical Wing, was the recipient of Brooke Army Medical Center’s 2018 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse of the Year Award, May 7th 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.  The annual award is presented to the nominee who has made a significant impact on the San Antonio military medical mission. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. William Blankenship) 59 MDW Nurse Earns BAMC Award
Maj. David F. Bradley, Jr., a perioperative clinical nurse specialist assigned to the 59th Medical Wing, was the recipient of Brooke Army Medical Center’s 2018 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse of the Year Award, May 7, 2018, here. The annual award is presented to the nominee who has made a significant impact on the San Antonio military medical
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