• 59th MDW Wingman Day; resiliency, challenge and purpose

    Warrior Medics and Airmen from across Joint Base San Antonio battled it out for bragging rights, and the commander's sword and shield during the 59th Medical Wing’s annual Wingman Day-Warrior Medic Challenge Nov. 1 at the Gillum Fitness Center.Wingman Day brings together active-duty and civilian Airmen from the Wing’s six groups promoting a day of
  • 59th Medical Wing integrates missions, strengthens operational medical readiness

    The 59th Medical Wing activated the 559th Medical Squadron in a redesignation ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph, Texas, Oct. 30, 2019, after deactivating the 359th Medical Group.The squadron will continue the mission of providing comprehensive health services for nearly 25,000 eligible beneficiaries in the greater San Antonio area. This
  • Joint medical partnership saves lives downrange

    At any given time, there are over 100 medics deployed worldwide from the 59th Medical Wing, executing a Joint U.S. mission in support of global operations. Air Force personnel assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center, the DOD’s only level 1 trauma center, are the core for trauma care readiness at the Role 3 facility, Craig Joint Theater Hospital in
  • 2019 TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season starts next month

    Did you know that the TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season happen only once a year? Unless you experience a Qualifying Life Event, open season is your only chance to enroll in or make a change to your enrollment for the participating programs. TRICARE Open Season applies to anyone enrolled in or eligible for a TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan. Federal Benefits Open Season is for enrollment in a Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program dental and vision plan. Both the TRICARE and FEDVIP open seasons will run from Nov. 11 to Dec. 9.
  • Commander Air Education and Training Command visits 59th Medical Wing

    Members of the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center family emergency center brief the day-to-day operations to Air Education and Training Command leaders during their 59th Medical Wing immersion tour Oct. 8, 2019 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The FEC treats an average of 120 patients a day within their 17 bed facility. (U.S. Air
  • 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.This is the third consecutive year for the training, but this year, under the direction of the dean of the Air Force Dental School, the
  • Randolph physical therapy, family health clinics work together

    Randolph physical therapy and family health clinics have been working together to see and treat patients with musculoskeletal issues sooner.Rather than waiting for an appointment with a primary care physician to get a referral to physical therapy, Maj. Joanna Borawski, 359th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapist, and her team at the
  • How suicide changed my life

    When I was 18 years old, the problem felt permanent and the solution seemed simple. It had for years.I had struggled with depression and anxiety most of my teenage years. I fought off the urge to end my suffering because I was worried what it would do to my family and friends. As the years went on, I tried counseling and medication, but I was never
  • '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 home on what she jokingly calls the "useless
  • WHASC Family Health Center to complete restructure by Oct 1

    The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center is in the final stages of its Family Health Clinic restructure, which formed two separate units of focused care: active duty beneficiaries and all other beneficiaries.The restructure began April 1, 2019 and is anticipated to be complete by October 1, 2019. During this time, beneficiaries assigned to the
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