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

The 71st Health Care Operations Squadron consists of Family Health, Pediatrics, RMO, TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration, Pharmacy, Information Management, Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging, Immunization, Command Support Staff, and Logistics. The 71 HCOS supports health care 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.

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