• IMA helps keep education and training on track

    “There’s a very strong sense of service to the medical professionals I instruct which serve the combat warriors who defend the country,” said Capt. Laura Wittman, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee currently serving as a special projects officer in the 59th Medical Wing’s education and training department. “Knowing where I fit into all of that
  • Taking pride in a tradition of honor

    The Air Force Core values can remain with Airmen long after they retire the uniform, David Carter continues to live those values, integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.
  • Bounce forward

     April 10, 2016, 26-year old Staff Sgt. Grant Novotnak arrived at San Antonio Military Medical Center and was forced with reality hearing the dreaded, “you have cancer”.Months after enduring difficulty breathing at night which then evolved into pain in his stomach and throughout his body, Novotnak finally had an answer for the symptoms he’d been
  • Med Techs to nursing program now available

    The 59th Medical Wing is partnering with the Baptist School of Health Professions in San Antonio, Texas, to provide an opportunity for Aerospace Medical Service Technicians to participate in a program that leads to certification as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.  Over the last year, nine Airmen graduated, passing National Council of State Boards of
  • CCATT flight makes three point turn

    The 59th Medical Wing executed three back-to-back aeromedical transport missions departing from Joint Base San Antonio July 19, making coast-to-coast stops before returning home two days later. A Critical Care Air Transport Team transferred a burn patient and another suffering from a gunshot wound, both injuries sustained downrange, from Walter
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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