The 316th Medical Squadron medics work across the National Capital Region at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington D.C., Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Maryland, Fort Meade, Maryland, and the Pentagon with seven versatile Flights that include: The Aerospace/Operational Medicine Flight, Medical Operations Flight, Mental Health Flight, Medical Support Flight, Diagnostics and Therapeutics Flight, Dental Operations Flight, Pentagon Dental Clinic and Pentagon Medical Operations Clinic. A small contingent is also located at the Fort Meade Dental Clinic. In total, they provide Trusted Care and support medical readiness with 220 active duty and 51 civilian employees.
The 316th Medical Squadron delivers preventive, acute and chronic medical and dental care to 500,000 Tri-Service beneficiaries assigned to the National Capital Region and supports 184 geographically separated units. Services supported included Family Health/Primary Care, Dental, Physical therapy, Pediatrics, Lab, Radiology, Pharmacy, Aerospace Medicine, Public Health, and Mental Health. Additionally, the Medical Squadron Airmen have a very unique opportunity to support events and programs in the nation’s capital, to include medical support for Presidential Inaugurations, Congressional visits, Foreign Surgeon General visits, USO visits, Air Force Tattoos, and foreign dignitary visits. Furthermore, the medics teach Self Aid and Buddy Care techniques to active duty members in the NCR.
The 316th Medical Squadron maintains the capability to deploy teams throughout the continental United States and worldwide in response to a full spectrum of contingencies at a moment’s notice.