355th Medical Operations Squadron

355 MDOS Squadrom Patch

355 MDOS Squadrom Patch

Staff Sgt. Grace Ruiz, and allergy and immunization technician administers a shot to a patient in the immunization clinic July 1.  The mission of the immunizations flight is to keep D-M members medically ready for deployment and maximize the health of 51,000 beneficiaries.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alesia Goosic)

Staff Sgt. Grace Ruiz, and allergy and immunization technician administers a shot to a patient in the immunization clinic July 1. The mission of the immunizations flight is to keep D-M members medically ready for deployment and maximize the health of 51,000 beneficiaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alesia Goosic)

Staff Sgt. Duane Lacaden, a radiology technician, practices giving x-rays on one of the civilian employees, Dave Waller.  Radiological Technologists have the responsibility of operating x-Ray and fluoroscopic equipment (live x-Ray) for assisting radiologists and physicians with proper care and treatment of patients.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alesia Goosic)

Staff Sgt. Duane Lacaden, a radiology technician, practices giving x-rays on one of the civilian employees, Dave Waller. Radiological Technologists have the responsibility of operating x-Ray and fluoroscopic equipment (live x-Ray) for assisting radiologists and physicians with proper care and treatment of patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alesia Goosic)

Technical Sgt. Zan Heilman, an orthopedic technician, removes a cast from a patient in the clinic July 1.  As an orthopedic technician, Sergeant Heilman can cast and splint a variety of fractures and/or soft tissue injuries, assist orthopedic surgeons while in surgery and hold retractors and assist with handling instruments during surgical procedures.  (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Alesia Goosic)

Technical Sgt. Zan Heilman, an orthopedic technician, removes a cast from a patient in the clinic July 1. As an orthopedic technician, Sergeant Heilman can cast and splint a variety of fractures and/or soft tissue injuries, assist orthopedic surgeons while in surgery and hold retractors and assist with handling instruments during surgical procedures. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Alesia Goosic)

Technical Sgt. Zan Heilman, an orthopedic technician, removes a cast from a patient in the clinic July 1.  As an orthopedic technician, Sergeant Heilman can cast and splint a variety of fractures and/or soft tissue injuries, assist orthopedic surgeons while in surgery and hold retractors and assist with handling instruments during surgical procedures.  (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Alesia Goosic)

Technical Sgt. Zan Heilman, an orthopedic technician, removes a cast from a patient in the clinic July 1. As an orthopedic technician, Sergeant Heilman can cast and splint a variety of fractures and/or soft tissue injuries, assist orthopedic surgeons while in surgery and hold retractors and assist with handling instruments during surgical procedures. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Alesia Goosic)

Senior Master Sgt. Angela Kamerer, 355th Medical Operations Superintendent, completes paperwork at her desk in the clinic July 1.  Sergeant Kamerer is responsible for all the flights of the 355th MDOS including Primary Care, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Women's Health, Mental Health, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy and Chiropractics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alesia Goosic)

Senior Master Sgt. Angela Kamerer, 355th Medical Operations Superintendent, completes paperwork at her desk in the clinic July 1. Sergeant Kamerer is responsible for all the flights of the 355th MDOS including Primary Care, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Women's Health, Mental Health, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy and Chiropractics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alesia Goosic)


Unit:
355th Medical Operations Squadron

Motto/Slogan/Nickname:
355th MDOS - Desert Medics
"Lightning Care Anywhere"

Mission:
The 355th Medical Operations Squadron ensures combatant commanders that their warfighters are medically fit-to-fight and provides combat-ready medical personnel to execute medical support of missions worldwide. The squadron provides medical care to maximize the health and welfare of our current and retired warriors and their family members both in theater and at home.

Vision Statement:
The 355th Medical Operations Squadron partners with the community to deliver world class healthcare anytime, anywhere.

Members:
The 355th MDOS is comprised of a diverse group of 195 active duty and civilian medical and administrative professionals.

Recent Accomplishments:
- 2008 Government Accounting Office (GAO) Best Practice DoD Site providing mental health & medical support to warfighters - report due to Congress Fall '08
- 2007 Mallinckrodt National Award Winner - Radiology Student of the Year
- 2007 Air Force Medical Service Best Ambulatory Clinic Patient Safety Program
- 2007 USAF Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year
- 2007 AF CINC's Installation Excellence Award, Special Recognition--Mental Health Flight
- 2007 MDG Field Grade Officer of the Quarter
- 2007 MDG Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter
- 2007 MDG Senior Civilian of the Quarter
- 2007 MDG Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter
- 2007 MDG Junior Civilian of the Quarter
- 2006 AF CINC's Installation Excellence Award, Special Recognition--Physical Therapy
- 2006 Air Combat Command Outstanding Behavioral Health Team of the Year
- 2006 Air Combat Command Primary Care Optimization Team of the Year Award