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Capt. Lillian Kinkella Keil: A legacy of military medical service  2

1st Lt. Frank Luke: Medal of Honor recipient lived by Warrior Ethos

Chief Richard L. “Dick” Etchberger: A belated Medal of Honor recipient

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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

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The 59th Medical Wing is the Air Force's premier health care, medical education and research, and readiness wing. The wing's vision is "Partners in a high-performance health system, dedicated to excellence in global care." Its mission is to optimize readiness and patient-centered care through collaborative health delivery, education, training, and research.
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San Antonio is home to the largest ambulatory surgical center in the DOD; the only Level I DOD trauma center in the U.S., the center of military research on combat casualty care, and the hub of military medical training.
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WHASC e-Health Guide   The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center e-Health Guide is now available online.
  The new guide for military beneficiaries is your source for information on a variety of military health care services and online resources, which include TRICARE, MiCare and RelayHealth programs.
  The guide includes instructions on how to enroll in several health care programs and a telephone directory for frequently called numbers.
 
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tabWilford Hall Construction Updates 
The latest information on construction of the new
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Arrow GIFTopping Out celebrates construction milestone (May 2012)
Arrow GIFLeaders sign last steel beam for WHASC phase 1 (May 2012)
Arrow GIFConstruction of new Wilford Hall to begin (Oct 2010)
Arrow GIFMedical Wing commander receives steel memento (Feb 2012)
Arrow GIFFirst steel column placed at new medical facility (Jan 2012)
Arrow GIFConcrete pour under way for parking garage (December 2011)
Arrow GIFConstruction is steady on Lackland's medical campus (July 2011)
Arrow GIFMedical leaders break ground on new WHASC facility (April 2011)

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