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315th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

315th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Patch (U.S. Air Force Graphic)

315th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Patch (U.S. Air Force Graphic)

Mission Statement:
The 315th Aerospace Medicine Squadron's primary mission is to generate in-place in support of a flying wing and/or provide personnel augmentation to a fixed Air Mobility Command medical treatment facility. The secondary responsibility is to assure that all 2,600 members of the 315 AW remain medically qualified to fulfill their peacetime and wartime missions through required annual physical/dental examinations.

Major Responsibilities:
The 315 AMDS accomplished 2086 physicals and over 988 dental examinations. With the support of public health, monitored 743 audiograms accomplished by Flight Medicine and over 2770 vaccinations (with an anticipated 2500 additional flu shots) administered by the immunizations section. The laboratory personnel performed 1952 procedures in support of physical examinations and deployment requirements. The Bioenvironmental Services works with active duty inspecting base facilities and insuring gas mask fit test were accomplished for members on mobility status. Optometry Clinic provided examinations and ordered glasses/safety glasses/gas mask inserts. The Command Support Section monitors/tracks all medical and dental records for 2600 reserve members, in addition to supporting the USAF Drug Demand Reduction Program completing 929 substance abuse screenings and coordinating results with HQ, squadron and staff agencies. The Medical Readiness Section sustained a no-notice change to mission requirements, an entire squadron now on mobility status. Prior to change, the 315 AMDS accomplished annual medical readiness training requirements along with updating and scheduling training for those assigned mobility UTCs. Medical logistics order, process and inventory all equipment and supplies allowing squadron to function at its peak thus minimizing down time for unit members and patients.