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Dr. Brent James, an internationally known expert in the field of clinical quality improvement, reviews a handout during a Jan. 11 briefing in the Gateway Academy at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. James learned about the 59th Medical Wing’s work toward continuous process improvement and becoming a high reliability organization. He is the executive director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and vice president, Medical Research and Continuing Medical Education at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) Process improvement expert to 59th MDW: ‘You’re leading the way’
An internationally known expert in the field of clinical quality improvement was impressed with the 59th Medical Wing’s work toward becoming a high reliability organization during a Jan. 11 visit to the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center.
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Master Sgts. Alex and Mike, 1st Flying Training Squadron Remotely Piloted Aircraft Initial Flight Training student, pose after completing an Air Force first enlisted solo flight on a Diamond DA-20 at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, Colorado Nov. 3, 2016. Today the first enlisted pilot class students took their first solo flight instruction during the 1st FTS training. RPA IFT includes 41 hours of classroom training and 21 hours of pilot training and officer development. (U.S. Air Force digital image by Staff Sgt. Cory Payne)

First two enlisted pilots complete solo flights
Two Air Force master sergeants became the first enlisted Airmen in six decades to complete solo flights, Nov. 3, during Initial Flight Training at the 1st Flying Training Squadron. Both soloed in a DA-20 Katana at Pueblo Memorial Airport as part of the Air Force’s IFT program, which is mandatory for all manned aircraft pilots, combat systems
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Maj. (Dr.) John Stowers, 959th Medical Group general surgeon, performs a lipoma removal procedure June 23 at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Staffed with 11 personnel the section performs between eight and 24 procedures each month. The general surgery section is one of more than two dozen specialty care clinics in the WHASC. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) 59th Medical Wing: Continuously improving access to care
Process improvement initiatives continue improving patient access to care throughout 59th Medical Wing military treatment facilities.
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AFMS Website Image Health Innovation Jul 2016 (AF Graphic) Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation
Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something.When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve healthcare throughout the Air Force.“There’s
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Airmen 1st Class Griffin Smith and William Manion, both 33rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system repairman apprentices, don safety gear to prepare an F-35A Lightning II for maintenance at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 13, 2016. Fuel systems Airmen work on top of the jets to remove, repair, inspect, install and modify aircraft fuel systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrea Posey) Eglin units save thousands with F-35 innovations
Around 500 maintenance personnel are assigned to work with the F-35 at Eglin Air Force Base. These Airmen and Sailors are some of the first to maintain the fifth-generation jet which gives them the opportunity to assist manufacturers in developing tools, technology and data to maintain it.
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