The mission of the 355th MDG is to ensure the Desert Lightning Team provides healthy combat forces, ready medics and trusted health care to all members the group serves. The group’s goal is to maintain combat medical readiness of the 355 Fighter Wing for global contingencies with an authorized staff of 395, a resource allocation exceeding $37 million and 21 mobility teams, including Expeditionary Medical Support teams. The 355th MDG strives to provide timely and comprehensive medical services, promote both health and wellness of more than 46,000 Department of Defense beneficiaries, and build a resilient community at Davis-Monthan.
355TH AEROSPACE MEDICINE SQUADRON
The 355th AMDS provides vital health services to foster a fit fighting force for the 355th Fighter Wing and associate units. It promotes preventive medicine programs to maintain maximum Air Force readiness, and monitors the environment and occupational work areas for hazards while supporting worldwide contingency operations.
355TH DENTAL SQUADRON
The 355th DS provides high-quality dental care to ensure the dental readiness of a fit force, ready to deploy and operate in any location, at any time.
355TH MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
The 355th MDOS delivers health care to more than 18,000 active-duty, dependent and retiree TRICARE enrollees. The squadron supports warfighters and the military family by providing or arranging for world-class health care.
The clinic’s services include primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, allergy and immunizations, orthopedics, physical therapy, mental health, chiropractic (active duty only) and other limited specialty services. Its staff of nearly 170 people also delivers more than 125,000 outpatient visits per year.
355TH MEDICAL SUPPORT SQUADRON
The 355th MDSS plans and directs $23.5 million in resource acquisition and health services delivery (158,186 outpatient visits). The squadron provides group logistical and support activities for four operational squadrons with more than 400 members. The squadron also manages medical group financial and manpower programs, facilities, logistics, administrative support, information systems, managed care, ancillary services, staff education and training, and readiness. The squadron maintains a 193,000-square-foot facility, a vehicle fleet, a unit safety program, and equipment repair and maintenance.