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59th Medical Wing Command Message

Warrior Medics,

I hope everyone stayed safe during the freeze last week. Thank you for your patience and agility as we continued to receive updates from installation leadership.

Black History Month:
As we continue to develop into a more diverse military force, let us use this month to honor and celebrate those in the black community who have been instrumental in the success of our military. From the 10th Calvary Regiment, known as the Buffalo Soldiers, formed in 1866 to the 369th Infantry “Harlem Hellfighters” of World War I to the Tuskegee Airman to every single black Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine serving today, the accomplishments of these men and women are a direct impact to the success of our military. I encourage each of you to look through history and learn about these outstanding individuals. Their contributions are extended into the military medical community as well. Follow this link: to look back at just a few trailblazers that have made great strides and amazing contributions in medicine and the Military Health System.

World Cancer Day:
World Cancer Day was last Saturday, Feb. 4. With so many different types of cancer that affect so many lives, it’s important that we remember those we’ve lost and appreciate those who have lived through this tragic disease. In early 2022, President Biden announced the Cancer Moonshot program would be reignited with the aim to cut the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years. Learn how the Military Health System is doing our part ( and check out this story of a Marine sharing his experience being diagnosed with B-Cell Leukemia while deployed:

Great news!  We were recently notified that 559th Medical Group/559th Medical Squadron has a supplemental cycle promotee...please pass on your congratulations to (now) SSgt Danielle Finch!  Way to go Danielle, we're so proud of you, your hard work, and this amazing accomplishment!  We wish you all the best on your next endeavor...Airman Leadership School!

Speaking of Airman Leadership School, we would also like to congratulate our recent graduates from the Rogers Airman Leadership School:

SrA Kayla N. McCullough

559 Aerospace Medicine Squadron

SrA Chynna I. Booker-Gibbs

559 Medical Squadron

SSgt Brittany Gonzalez

559 Medical Squadron

SrA Darrius T. Smith Jr.

559 Medical Squadron

SrA Alyssa D. Bambic

559 Trainee Health Squadron

SrA Brianna N. Williams

59 Dental Group

SrA Britani N. Meza

59 Dental Support Squadron

SrA Siani A. Baxtron

59 Dental Training Squadron

SrA Detarius D. Harvey

59 Dental Training Squadron

SrA Mystina M. Anderson

59 Medical Operations Squadron

SrA Isabella M. Harold

59 Medical Specialty Squadron

SrA Emma Siwicki

59 Medical Logistics Readiness Squadron

SrA Tamadj K. Palmer

SrA Blessed A. Velasquez

SrA Karsen S. Popp

SSgt Shelby E. Tisdale

SrA Jabrayla B. Baker

59 Surgical Operations Squadron

59 Surgical Operations Squadron

959 Medical Operations Squadron

959 Medical Operations Squadron

959 Surgical Operations Squadron


One of our graduates excelled in the curriculum and demonstrated exceptional leadership during the course attendance; SrA Isabella Harold (59 MDSP) was named as the class John L. Levitow Award recipient! 

All our graduates committed significant focus and time to develop their leadership; we’re extremely proud of you and look forward to seeing your continued growth as our wing’s leaders!

Remember that we are all one team and we can’t accomplish our mission without each other. Continue to look out for one another and take pride in providing unparalleled patient care and excelling at everything you do. Together we will continue to show that we are the heartbeat of military medicine!

And for those football fans out there, we hope you enjoy watching the Super Bowl this weekend and may your favored team win!

Vice Commander, 59th Medical Wing
General Surgeon
JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236

Useful Links

To schedule an appointment:
Option 1: Log onto the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal
Option 2: Call CAMO (Consult and Appointment Management Office) at:

JBSA SAPR Hotline: 210-808-7272

DoD Safe Helpline: 1-877-995-5247

Chaplain Services: 210-292-7373

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