Luke AFB Community

Luke AFB
56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron


The 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron supports the 56th Fighter Wing’s training, flying and deployment mission through superior aeromedical, occupational, environmental and preventative medicine programs. The 56th AMDS provides support for eight fighter squadrons with over 3,300 visits annually for flying personnel and their families as well as promoting wellness through proactive public health and bioenvironmental programs and providing optometric care for 6,800 military personnel and other beneficiaries. The Flight Medicine Clinic is located in the main clinic, Bldg. 1130. Call 623-856-2273 for more information.

Additionally, 56 AMDS trains medical forces for disaster response and prepares all wing personnel for global mission deployment. The Medical Standards Management Element (MSME) is responsible for processing retraining, overseas clearance (active-duty Air Force members only), special duties, profiles (469 or 422), security clearances and PME 422s. Call 623-856-9874 or 623-856-7986 for more information. MSME is in Bldg. 1130.

The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) is dedicated to prevention and health enhancement. It provides a number of prevention programs to active-duty personnel, dependents, retirees, civilian and contract workers. Classes include weight management, prenatal fitness and nutrition. A tobacco-cessation program is also offered, and smoking-cessation products are available to TRICARE beneficiaries from the Luke Air Force Base Pharmacy.

Appointments for tobacco cessation can be made by calling the HAWC line. Individual nutrition and fitness counseling is available from a dietitian and diet technician or an exercise physiologist. An on-staff massage therapist is available for appointments for a fee, and a variety of health and nutrition information is available free.

Interested individuals should call the HAWC at 623-856-3830 for more information or to make an appointment for classes.

Bioenvironmental Engineering (BE) provides industrial hygiene support to the entire base, including workplace surveillance, air and noise sampling, and radiation safety. BE monitors the base drinking water and provides consultation on environmental health concerns such as indoor air quality, mold, asbestos and lead-based paint. BE fit-tests base personnel for workplace respirators and gas masks for deployment. BE has an entire suite of detection equipment and the capability to respond to many base emergencies involving HAZMAT and CBRNE threats.

The BE office is in Bldg. 1130, between the Bryant Fitness Center and the flightline. For more information, call 623-856-7521.

Public Health Flight provides preventive medicine services including Community Health, Occupational Health and Force Health Management programs for Luke Air Force Base.

The Community Health element monitors disease trends, provides vector surveillance, inspects food service and public facilities, and presents preventive health education and immunization recommendations.

The Occupational Health element conducts hearing examinations and education for industrial personnel enrolled in the Hearing Conservation Program.

The Occupational Health element is in
Bldg. 1130 between the Bryant Fitness Center and the flightline and can be reached at 623-856-3111.

The Force Health Management element oversees the deployment health program, including pre- and post-deployment medical processing. Force Health Management provides preventive health and immunization recommendations for leisure travel as well. The element grants
56th FW units access to the Aeromedical Services Information Management Systems website in order to monitor their unit’s Individual Medical Readiness rate.

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