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General Hepburn retires after 38 years of service

A journey remembered: Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Hepburn retires

Iddins takes command of 59th Medical Wing

JBSA takes back unwanted prescription drugs April 26

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Gen. 'Chappie' James: A lesson in perseverance

That others may live: The story of Airman 1st Class William Pitsenbarger

Born Dead: AF medical miracle leads Airman back to military medicine

Maj. Louis J. Sebille: USAF's first Medal of Honor recipient

Airman Heritage: Mustache March

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Ten Hut! Superheroes in our midst

Pre-deployment dental care is more important than most realize

'If it isn't you, it's the person next to you'

April is Month of the Military Child: Top 10 reasons I admire military kids

Commitment to quality health care remains despite fiscal uncertainty

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JBSA-Randolph to host commemorative toast for Doolittle Raider

Keesler Security Forces honors fallen Airmen with new memorial

Step Up and Stop Sexual Assault

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New general takes command of medical wing at Lackland

AETC commander presents Enid, Vance Altus Trophy

During tough times, ‘be brilliant in the basics’

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"Warrior Medics - Mission Ready - Patient Focused"

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 of the only Level I DoD trauma center in
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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.
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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)
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Arrow GIFMedical leaders break ground on new WHASC facility (April 2011)
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