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71st Medical Group Vance AFB

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The 71st Medical Group (MDG) supports the 71st Flying Training Wing in execution of the global reach mission by providing, expanding, and deploying medical capability for contingency taskings.

The 71 MDG trains many healthcare professionals annually through our training programs and sustains the readiness skills for more than 115 active duty personnel. Additionally, the 71 MDG provides health services for more than 4,300 beneficiaries. The Group is accredited by The Joint Commission, American Dental Association, and College of American Pathologists and has affiliations with the American Hospital Association, and American Medical Association.

The group is comprised of two squadrons:


The 71st Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) provides comprehensive primary care and limited referral and subspecialty care to TRICARE-enrolled patients. The squadron is comprised of: Family Health Clinic, Flight Medicine Clinic, Education and Training, Public Health, Mental Health, Optometry, and Pediatrics. Available services include: Family Advocacy, Family Medicine, Immunization, Mental Health, Primary Care and Substance Abuse Counseling. Combined, these clinics average more than 1,775 patient visits per month totaling approximately 21,300 visits per year.

The 71st Medical Support Squadron (MDSS) consists of flights providing Personnel and Administration, Resource Management, TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration, Medical Readiness, Information Management, Pharmacy, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, and Logistics which includes Medical Equipment Repair and Facility Management. The 71 MDSS supports healthcare delivery by managing a group budget of $11 million as of October 2016 and manpower programs for more than 160 staff members. The managed care program supports an enrolled population of 4,300 amounting to approximately 21,300 annual patient visits. Additionally, the squadron provides ancillary services with a $2.3 million pharmacy budget, diagnostic imaging with an average of more than 660 patients annually and laboratory services with an average of 24,600 patients annually.