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The Warrior Medics from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, muster together at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, concerning the response and relief efforts following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, August 30, 2017. The 59th MDW is part of a larger Department of Defense presence in an effort to aid eastern Texas following a record amount of rainfall and flooding. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Keifer Bowes) 59th MDW arrives in Houston

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Wilford Hall volunteer Jack Kuttner answers the phone while manning the information desk at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, April 12, 2017. Volunteers can be spotted throughout Wilford Hall assisting patients and staff members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) Decades of dedication: Wilford Hall volunteers give back to patients and staff
In the last five decades, tens of thousands of Airmen have rotated through Wilford Hall taking care of patients and executing the Air Force medical mission. While medical personnel are constantly moving, a group of people wearing a different uniform has remained constant – volunteers.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey DellaVolpe, 59th Medical Wing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation physician, reviews mission plans prior to take-off on a C-130J Super Hercules at Kelly Air Field in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 13, 2017. DellaVolpe is part of the Defense Department’s only medical evacuation team using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The ECMO capability enables the team to safely transfer critically ill patients with severe heart and lung issues across long distances for care. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) 59th Medical Wing goes to great lengths to bring patient home
On the morning of Feb. 16, 2017, a patient was loaded into an ambulance and rushed to the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was admitted and tended to by doctors, nurses and technicians just like any other patient. But this patient’s journey to the hospital was unlike any other that day.
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Senior Master Sgt. Brandy Sharp poses for a photo in front of the Rambler Fitness Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, with Master Sgt. Ernest Winston and the exact automated external defibrillator she used to save his life. Sharp is the 359th Medical Support Squadron superintendent; Winston is a 359th Medical Group medical technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) AED training kicks in as Airman saves friend’s life
Heart racing, hands shaking, and eyes teary, Senior Master Sgt. Brandy Sharp waited for the small machine to start up. “Start CPR,” the machine announced.
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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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