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79TH MEDICAL WING|
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The 79th Medical Wing (MDW) has oversight for medical care at Air Force bases and work sites across Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Activated on May 12, 2006.
The 79 MDW is a mission partner on Joint Base Andrews, with two subordinate units, the 779th Medical Group (779 MDG), located on Joint Base Andrews, and the 579th Medical Group (579 MDG), located on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Additionally, these groups have medics working across the National Capital Region (NCR), including Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center, Fort Belvoir, Fort Meade and the Pentagon.
A unique capability of the Wing is seen in the 779th Aeromedical Staging Facility (779 ASF). The 779 ASF, serves as the primary East Coast hub for aeromedical evacuation aircraft returning sick or injured patients from Europe to the United States for care. This is the busiest gateway in the US for patients awaiting transportation back to their home stations.
The 79 MDW, together with our Army and Navy partners, is fully engaged with Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical in the planning and delivery of integrated world-class health care in the NCR. The Wing also executes the organizing, training, equipping and providing forces for Air and Space Expeditionary Force deployments, homeland operations and support of joint operations within the NCR. They currently have personnel deployed throughout the world, including Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, United Arab Emerates, Qatar, Kuwait and Honduras.
The Wing performs its mission with 1,475 military and civilian employees who provide quality health care to more than 400,000 beneficiaries in the NCR, with an annual budget of $59 million. Since 2006, the Wing has been dutifully supported by the Air Force Guard and Reserves.
As a subordinate unit of the Air Force District of Washington, the members of the 79 MDW are privileged to support state funerals, inaugurations and State of the Union Addresses.
The face of Air Force medicine in the NCR is changing, but it continues to evolve to meet the needs of our community by "providing the right care, in the right way, supporting readiness here and around the world."
To provide the right care, in the right way, supporting readiness here and around the world.
Serving Others and Enjoying Our Service
Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do
Full range healthcare integrated with those of the Army and Navy
Operational Excellence, Leadership Development, Recapitalization
79th Medical Wing Basics
Higher Headquarters: Air Force District of Washington (AFDW)
Origins: Activated May 12, 2006 ,as the Air Force's second medical wing
Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland
Total Force Strength: 1475
Leveraging the assets of all DoD health care treatment facilities in the NCA in collaboration with Uniformed Services University(USU): $1.5 B appropriated.
Fifteen AFDW healthcare professionals serve on the 12 Integration Committees; with one O-6 assigned to the Joint Office of Integration.
Commitment is to guarantee a Tri-service, integrated health system throughout the NCA that supports a medical readiness platform and beneficiary care.
79th Medical Wing Special Interest
East Coast hub for Aeromedical Evacuation
Tri-service Integrated Health Care Service
Provide health care services to nations top leaders
Point of Contact
79th Medical Wing Public Affairs, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, 1050 W. Perimeter Road, Ste. E1-24, Andrews AFB, MD 20762; (240) 857-5911, or DSN 857-5911; Fax: (240) 857-0780.
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