The 316th Medical Group provides oversight for Air Force medics at military treatment facilities across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The 316th Medical Group accomplishes its mission providing Trusted Care, while supporting readiness here and around the world with duteous support from Guardsman and Reservists in addition to nearly 1,500 active duty military and civilian employees. These individuals’ collective efforts provides quality health care to more than 455,000 beneficiaries in the National Capital Region.
The 316th Medical Group has six subsidiary squadrons: 316th Medical Support Squadron, 316th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, 316th Health Care Operations Squadron, 316th Dental Squadron, 316th Surgical Operations Squadron and 316th Medical Squadron at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.
The 316th Medical Group predominantly provides medical care for the beneficiaries seen at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Medical Clinic. Additionally, these groups have medics working across the National Capital Region including Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland; Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Virginia; Fort George Meade, Maryland, and the Pentagon.
Our medics at the Aeromedical Staging Facility provide the reintegration of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen giving them care for critically injured patients who require stabilization, advanced trauma resuscitation, and surgical intervention prior to transport to a definitive care facility. Our Air Force Altitude Chamber is one of only 11 in the Air Force and the only one located in the Northeast region. Highly trained aerospace medics train and equip aircrew and senior leaders on performance enhancement and fatigue management. We are also the home to one of six Air Force Corneal Refractive Surgery Centers and the only full time Acupuncture Center in the Air Force.
The 316th Medical Group Airmen have a very unique opportunity to support events and programs in the nation’s capital, to include medical support for Presidential Inaugurations, Air Shows, Congressional visits, Foreign Surgeon General visits, USO visits, Air Force Tattoos, and foreign dignitary visits, just to name a few. Moreover, the medics of the 316th Medical Group provide support to Senior Leaders across the Air Force, White House, and the Department of Defense. Furthermore, the medics teach Self Aid and Buddy Care techniques to members of the presidential communication staff.
Additionally, the 316th Medical Group maintains the capability to deploy teams throughout the continental United States and worldwide in response to a full spectrum of contingencies. Deployable teams from the 316th Medical Group have the ability to provide critical care during Aeromedical Evacuation missions, en route patient staging and surgical care in austere field conditions, among other response capabilities.