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31ST MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON

Posted 4/24/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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MISSION
The 31st Medical Operations Squadron supports the readiness of the 31st Fighter Wing and associated units throughout the Southern Region, ensuring the health of its community by providing optimal patient-focused medical care from internal, Department of Defense and Host Nation resources. It employs medical resources and preventive initiatives to ensure the human weapons system remains mission ready to support the Expeditionary Air Force, U.S. and NATO objectives worldwide. 

ORGANIZATION
The 31st Medical Operations Squadron provides approximately 36,000 outpatient visits annually to almost 8,700 beneficiaries. Services offered include Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunizations, Mental Health, Family Advocacy, Educational and Developmental Intervention Services, Digital Radiology and Mammography, Ultrasound, Drug Demand Reduction, Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program, and a full-service Laboratory.

HISTORY
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Murphy A. Chesney, Air Force Surgeon General, dedicated the new Air Force clinic building on Sept. 4, 1987, which served the 40th Tactical Support Wing until it was re-designated on March 23, 1994. The 31st Medical Squadron became the 31st Medical Group on Sept. 1, 1994, as part of the Objective Medical Group realignment. The group consisted of two squadrons -- the 31st Medical Operations Squadron and the 31st Medical Support Squadron. The 31st Medical Operations Squadron was recognized in both 2007 and 2008 with the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Commander In Chief's Installation Excellence Award for Special Recognition.




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