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Runners who are participating in the 4th Annual 5K Run for Life event take off from the starting line at Heritage Park on Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Sept. 24, 2016. Nearly 260 Airmen, civilians and their families participated in the event, which was sponsored by the 59th Medical Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stormy Archer) 59th MDW promotes suicide awareness with Run for Life 5k
Airmen, government civilians and their family members gathered Saturday at Heritage Park on Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas to draw attention to a rising  issue in America today – suicide.The crowd of nearly 260 took part in the fourth annual “5K Run for Life.” Sponsored by the 59th Medical Wing, the yearly event coincides with National
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Senior Airman Lucas Reaume, lead medic, and his team recently responded to a priority one at the base child development center and helped save a two-month old infant that was experiencing respiratory distress at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Reaume created an artificial airway by improvising an adult size-nasopharyngeal airway to fit in infant’s tiny nasal cavity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis) EMS team gives baby a second chance at life
Being ready for any medical emergency is what the EMS team is trained to do and every time they put on their uniform they are ready to handle any medical emergency. A baby boy named Isaiah now has a second chance at life thanks to the group of Airmen at the Wilford Hall Urgent Care Center waiting for the next call for help to come in.
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Staff Sgt. Mark Visita, 59th Training Group military training leader, marches technical training students to class April 14, 2016, on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Less than two dozen military training leaders are responsible for more than 5,000 technical training students annually. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis) 59th Medical Wing seeks hero’s name for tech school dorm
The 59th Medical Wing is on a quest, and it needs help from warrior medics across the Air Force. It wants a hero’s name on the Air Force dormitory at the Medical Education and Training Campus on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
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Students simulate checking in and tracking patient movements in a mock clinic during the Gateway Academy's "Seven Wastes" class April 26, 2016, at the San Antonio Military Medical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The goal of the Seven Wastes class was to find ways to eliminate wasted time during appointments which would help enhance patient care. (Courtesy photo) Gateway team takes innovation training to SAMMC
With a proven track record and increasing demand for its services, the 59th Medical Wing Gateway Innovation Center deployed its mobile training team to the San Antonio Military Medical Center at nearby Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston April 25–29.
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Members of the 59th Medical Wing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation transport team connect a patient to an ECMO system for transport from Lafayette General Medical Center to San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 20. ECMO is a heart-lung bypass system that circulates blood through an external artificial lung and sends it back into the patient’s bloodstream. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) 59th MDW ECMO team: Delivering life-saving medical care across the globe
The nature of military operations dictates the need for immediate, professional health care, available globally at a moment’s notice. Sometimes that needed care is more extreme, and the 59th Medical Wing’s Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation team is ready.
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