• COVID-19 Screening and Testing - Fourth of July Hours of Operation

    Over the Fourth of July weekend, the San Antonio Military Health System's COVID-19 screening and testing sites will adjust hours of operation to the following:-- JBSA-Lackland's site, adjacent to the Luke Gate, will be open Friday and Saturday, 3-4 July, from 8 a.m. to noon. The BAMC site will be closed.-- BAMC's site, located in the first floor
  • 59 MDW adjusts hours for 4th of July holiday

    On July 6, the JBSA-Lackland (Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center-WHASC) and JBSA-Randolph Medical Treatment Facilities will have limited services available. Our Primary Care Clinics (Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatric, BHOP, Flight Medicine, and WOMC), as well as our Gateway Bulverde Family Practice Clinic (located at the
  • SAMHS offers COVID-19 screening

    To better meet our patients' needs, the San Antonio Military Health System is adding additional hours to its COVID-19 screening and testing operations this weekend.The 59th Medical Wing's drive-thru screening and testing site is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4  p.m. with the addition of Saturday, 27 June from 8 a.m. to noon. The location is adjacent
  • Commentary: pouring from an empty cup

    Air Force medics are on the front lines against COVID-19, and maintaining their mental well-being is critical to keeping them in the fight. One of the biggest risks for providers is burnout, or compassion fatigue.
  • SECDEF witnesses transformation, protection of citizens becoming Airmen at BMT during COVID-19

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper visited U.S. Air Force basic military training cadre and recruits, as well as members of the Air Force Recruiting Service, for a first-hand look at how the service transforms citizens into American Airmen here June 16, 2020. Esper, accompanied on the visit by the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramón Colón-López, observed how the 37th Training Wing, with the support of a tri-wing partnership with the 502nd Air Base Wing and 59th Medical Wing, has protected Airmen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Air Force IG directed to independently examine racial disparities in service’s discipline, advancement opportunities

    Department of the Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett and service chiefs, Gen. David Goldfein and Gen. Jay Raymond, have directed the Department of the Air Force Inspector General to independently review the service’s record on military discipline and developmental opportunities for African American Airmen and Space Professionals. The review will assess and capture existing racial disparities, assess Air Force-specific causal factors, like culture and policies, assimilate the analysis and conclusions of previous racial disparity studies by external organizations and make concrete recommendations resulting in impactful and lasting change.
  • Commentary: Unrest in America

    Commentary by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein.
  • 59th MDW to begin phased reopening 1 June

     With an abundance of caution, the 59th Medical Wing will begin a phased reopening of primary and surgical care starting June 1.  Please be advised that aspects of the following plan may change based on this evolving situation. The safety and well-being of our beneficiaries and staff remains our top priority. Emergency ServicesLackland’s Urgent
  • New trauma training program prepares surgical team for deployment

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (May 20, 2020) -- Brooke Army Medical Center is conducting the first of its kind pre-deployment trauma readiness training exercise for the 555th Forward Surgical Team from May 18 to June 6.The new Strategic Trauma Readiness Center of San Antonio, or STaRC, will use a combination of didactic and
  • 59th MDW team provides resilience support at U.S.’s COVID-19 epicenter

    With over 2,000 service members deployed to New York City over the last several weeks, a team from the 59th Medical Wing is one of those providing mental health support to those assisting healthcare workers throughout the region.Interspersed at hospitals throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts to augment hospital staffs,

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