• 59th MDW: 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.“The current trend is most men live to be 76, [while]
  • Longest-serving 59 MDW civil servant retires

    “Since I began working here, I have felt like I am a part of something bigger and I was doing something to help people,” said Louise Brown, 59th Medical Wing director of protocol. “I’ve stayed so long, because I really enjoy what I’ve been doing.”Brown is retiring from civil service after 37 years. Her career began 57 years ago when she volunteered
  • Memorial Day holiday hours

    On Monday, 31 May 2021, all JBSA-Lackland (Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center-WHASC) and JBSA-Randolph Medical Treatment Facilities and pharmacies will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.On Friday, 28 May 2021, the JBSA-Lackland (WHASC) and JBSA-Randolph Medical Treatment Facilities will have limited services available. Our
  • 59th MDW: SAUSHEC urology residency program director named Urologist of the Year

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Allam, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium urology residency program director, was named Urologist of the Year by the Society of Government Service Urologists of the American Urological Association, March 2021.The 59th Medical Wing commander coined Allam April 19, 2021, for his outstanding
  • Nurse and Tech Week: Battle-tested and ready

    This time last year, as the world was trying to wrap its head around an unknown and unforgiving new enemy, Air Force nurses and medical technicians found themselves on the front lines of COVID-19. This week, the Air Force Medical Service recognizes the continued contribution, sacrifice and dedication of its nurses and technicians. These Airmen continue to raise the bar on what it means to serve as an Air Force medic.
  • 59th MDW: “To make a difference that impacts the world”

    “She is the heart and soul of this operation,” said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kevin White, 59th Medical Wing COVID-19 vaccine coordinator. “Master Sgt. Godfrey is the first one here and she’s the one that gets the operation started every day.” Master Sgt. Latanceia Godfrey, 59th MDW COVID-19 vaccine clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, coordinates more
  • 59th Medical Wing members welcome Air Force Nurse Corps chief as new commander

    Brig. Gen. Jeannine Ryder took command of the 59th Medical Wing during a change of command ceremony at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy Auditorium here April 29, 2021. The outgoing commander is Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, who leaves here for Washington D.C. to serve as the next Deputy Surgeon General of the Air Force.Lt. Gen. Marshall B. Webb
  • Occupational Therapy Month

    Capt. KaRena Lehman, 59th Medical Wing Occupational Therapy element chief, prepares a patient’s hand for splinting at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, April 22, 2021. Occupational therapists focus their care around an individualized assessment in order to help their patients do the things activities
  • Physical, occupational therapy addresses injury prevention for MWD handlers

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-CHAPMAN TRAINING ANNEX, Texas – In a physically and mentally demanding occupation, 341st Training Squadron military working dog (MWD) handlers are exposed to risks. These risks are typically workplace injuries.
  • 59th MDW: COVID-19 vaccines available for everyone 16 and older

    59th Medical Wing opens COVID-19 vaccine availability

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