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Air Force Medical Service

About Us

The 355th Medical Group ensures combat medical readiness of the Desert Lightning Team for global contingencies.

With an authorized staff of 407 and a resource allocation totaling $26 million, the Medical Group ensures that warriors at Davis-Monthan are medically fit-to-fight. In addition to training and equipping/manning 25 mobility teams, we strive to promote the health and wellness of the Davis-Monthan community by meeting the health care needs of our 47,000 eligible Department of Defense beneficiaries. The Desert Lightening Medics also promote preventive medicine programs to maintain maximum Air Force readiness and monitor the environment and occupational work areas for hazards while supporting worldwide contingency operations.

Mission: Provide high-quality healthcare and ready medics, to generate and sustain healthy combat-capable forces

Vision: The Air Force's Premier Warrior Medics and Trusted Care Team...Integrated, Agile, Optimized!

Strategic Goals

  1. Continuous Medical Readiness
  2. Zero Preventable Harm
  3. Disruptive Innovation Culture
  4. Promoting a Health and High Performing Population

Motto: Lightning care anywhere!