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The 10th Medical Group at the U.S. Air Force Academy provides healthcare services to 30,000 beneficiaries, including support to the 4,000-member cadet wing.  Primary goals are to ensure wartime readiness and optimize the health and wellness of our current and future air and space leaders.

Unit Mission

Develop ready medical leaders who deliver Trusted Care through innovative medical partnerships while enhancing expeditionary forces for full spectrum global readiness

 

Vision

1st Choice in Healthcare...Leading the Charge in Quality

 

Motto

Warrior Medics...Right Care Every Time

Values

Integrity First, Service before Self, & Excellence in all we do, Compassion for those we serve the men and women of the 10 MDG provide premier wartime, contingency and community healthcare in support of DoD and USAFA missions while building leaders of character. The 10th Medical Group provides medical care to a patient population consisting of 3,692 cadets; 2,289 active duty; 6,059 family members of active duty, 12,785 retirees and their family members; and 2,904 TRICARE Plus for a total of 27,729. The 10 MDG also provides pharmacy and other ancillary services to a total beneficiary population of 174,000 living within the local area.

 

The 10th MDG has a total of 5 Squadrons. 10 AMDS, 10 DS, 10 MDOS, 10 MDSS, 10MSGS.

 

10 AMDS    

The 10th Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS) serves a population of 4,000 cadets, 750 flyers and 174,000 beneficiaries and represents the 10th Medical Group’s primary link between the operational and educational missions of the US Air Force Academy. The squadron consists of 93 personnel organized into six flights: Bioenvironmental Engineering, Cadet Medicine, Health Promotions, Operational Medicine, Optometry and Public Health. The squadron works out of four separate locations around USAFA and with the 306th Flying Training Group at Pueblo, CO.

 

10 DS

Provides comprehensive dentistry and dental laboratory services to ensure the wartime readiness and optimize the health and wellness of current & future air/space leaders.  Provides direct care for 4K cadets, 2K AD and offers support for 171K eligible beneficiaries with 77 staff.  Conducts a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program.  Trains for and supports deployment and contingency operations.

 

10 MDOS    

The 10th Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) provides patient-centered healthcare services to 30K primary care enrollees and 171K Colorado Springs Military Health System beneficiaries. Services include Family Health, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Women's Health, Mental Health services, Physical Medicine (Physical and Occupational Therapy), Neurology, Dermatology, Allergy and Immunizations, Cardiopulmonary and Audiology Services. MDOS supports the 10th Medical Group’s mission by developing Trusted Care through innovative medical partnerships. MDOS also mirrors the 10 ABW “Essence of USAFA” model through cadet-facing activities of specialty health care and personnel support to cadet training and athletic activities.

 

10 MDSS    

The 10th Medical Support Squadron (10 MDSS) delivers full-spectrum administration and ancillary support to the 10th Medical Group (10 MDG) ensuring superior quality care for more than 171 thousand Colorado Springs-area, Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiaries including the over 4 thousand members of the USAFA Cadet Wing. 10 MDSS organizes, trains, and equips the 741-member 10 MDG staff for world-wide deployment readiness and peacetime contingencies and executes a 73 million dollar fiscal program. The unit also manages the 10 MDG’s clinical lab, the DoD's only joint-refill pharmacy supporting 5 installations and the 10 MDG’s 80-server IM/IT backbone. On average, the 10 MDSS drives the completion of 776 thousand pharmacy prescriptions and 239 thousand laboratory procedures annually. Ultimately, the 10 MDSS fortifies the 10 MDG's mission to provide unrivaled combat, contingency, and peacetime care to our war fighters and families, past, present and future.

 

10 MSGS

The 10th Surgical Operations Squadron serves as the regional ambulatory surgery referral center offering 7 surgical specialties for 171,000 beneficiaries including 4,000 cadets. They perform approximately 3,500 operations per year with a $7.5M budget and 168 staff. They also oversee the operations of the Warfighter Refractory Laser Eye Center and USAF Sports Medicine Center of Excellence, supporting 27 USAFA Falcon NCAA teams and several clinical research protocols. Our Diagnostic Imaging department offers multiple imaging modalities and serves as 1 of 3 Air Force Medical Service tele-radiology sites in support of 14 CONUS Military Treatment Facilities.

roup also serves as a referral center for medical, dental and other health-related services to more than 171,000 beneficiaries.

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#DidYouKnow that hte AFMS participates in Global Health Engagement? By building partnerships with our allies, we can better understand how to support their capabilities and capacity for force health protection, and responding to humanitarian crises. <a href="http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/About/Organizations/Global-Health-Engagement/" target="_blank">http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/About/Organizations/Global-Health-Engagement/</a>
Extending our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season.
Mrs. Li from the Dental Squadron is the Warrior Medic of the Day!
The AFMS wishes everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!
Winter in full swing, and so is flu & cold season! Make sure to register your child in TOL Secure Messaging so you can easily and securly share information with their pediatricians to keep them healthy for the holidays. <a href="http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/TOLPatientPortalSecureMessaging/" target="_blank">http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/TOLPatientPortalSecureMessaging/</a>
Meet one of the Med Group&#39;s Finest! SSgt MooreTerry representing the 10th Medical Operations Squadron
Catch up on all 2017 highlights here! Thanks to our #AFMS team for amking 2017 a year to remember!
TSgt Hardy graduated from NCO Academy. He was awarded the Academic Achievement Award. A big Congratulations from the MDG
Meet one of the Med Group&#39;s Finest! Capt Trozzolo representing the Surgical Operations Squadron!
This is how the @MilitaryHealth System prepares to combat global health threats around the world. <a href="http://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/Global-Health-Engagement" target="_blank">http://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/Global-Health-Engagement</a>
Mr. Barney Williams from the Medical Support Squadron is the Warrior Medic of the Day!
On February 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies will increase. These changes are required by law and affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members. <a href="https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/12_13_17_TRICARE_Changes_Pharmacy_CoPayments" target="_blank">https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/12_13_17_TRICARE_Changes_Pharmacy_CoPayments</a>
#DidYouKnow Our highly trained veterinary clinicians and surgeons not only provide care to military working dogs and the service member pet population, but they also perform food safety operations and inspections to ensure deployed forces receive the safest food and water available. <a href="http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/Healthy-Living/Health-Month/December/Veterinary-Services-Awareness-Toolkit/" target="_blank">http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/Healthy-Living/Health-Month/December/Veterinary-Services-Awareness-Toolkit/</a>
The National Guard provides protection from natural disaster, training regularly to uphold high standards of readiness, also deploying to far-away countries to protect the United States' national interests abroad. Happy Birthday to our National Guard of the United States!
Check out the Warrior Medic of the Day! Mrs. Maez from the Dental Squadron!
Wishing you a first night of Hanukkah full of beauty and light. Happy holidays!
Every day, medical Airmen support pararescue teams, special tactics units, maintenance squadrons and even basic trainees with embedded medical support. The goal of integrating our medics into these units is to ensure optimum health and performance in execution of the Air Fordce mission and performance i execution of hte Air Force mission and improve how we operate in air, space, and cyberspace. #FlyFightWin http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Pope-Field/News-Events/Article/948906/integrated-medical-airmen-enhance-the-air-force-mission/
SrA Southworth from the Medical Operations Squadron is the Warrior Medic of the Day!
Congratulations to the Medical Group&#39;s newest CMSgt Selects! SMSgt Binard (MDSS) SMSgt Walker (AMDS)
Today, remember the Pearl Harbor attack, and America's response, as a landmark event and an enduring symbol of American resilience.
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