The 59th Medical Wing is the Air Force's premier health care, medical education and research, and readiness wing. The wing's vision is "Exemplary Care, Global Response." Our mission is developing warrior medics through patient-centered care and we are dedicated to exemplary patient-centered health care with a clear focus on patient safety, ready access, and customer service. With various treatment facilities, the 59th MDW provides a full spectrum of health care services to more than 255,000 beneficiaries in the Defense Health Agency San Antonio Market.
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 and a number of specialized units, to include Critical Care Air Transport Teams.
The wing has the largest medical mobility commitment in the U.S. Air Force and maintains approximately 1,250 mobility positions. At any one time, there are about 100 medics deployed worldwide, executing a joint U.S. mission in support of global operations. Additionally, the 59th MDW oversees deployments for all Air Force medical assets assigned within JBSA. Outreach teams are regularly dispatched all over the globe to respond to emergencies, assist in DOD contingency missions, and reinforce readiness training through real-world civil and humanitarian assistance missions.