Joint Base Andrews


79th Medical Wing

May 28, 2013

Mission statement:
Deliver Ready Medics and Improve the Health of All We Serve!

Collective Vision:

Core Values:
Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do

79th Medical Wing Basics:

Higher Headquarters:
Air Force District of Washington (AFDW)

The 79th Medical Wing was activated on May 12, 2006. They are one of three medical wings in the Air Force.

The 79th Medical Wing (MDW) is headquartered at Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Md., and facilitates Air Force medical services for more than 553,000 DoD beneficiaries living and working across the National Capital Region (NCR).

While most of our 1,600 military and civilian Airmen work at either the 579th Medical Group, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., or the 779th Medical Group, Joint Base Andrews, Md., a select cadre serve with our NCR partners at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.; Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Alexandria, Va.; Fort George Meade, Odenton, Md.; Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

Everyday our Airmen engage with local military, civilian, and other government agency healthcare partners to deliver the highest quality/best value medical benefit for our patient population. The NCR has a robust network of TRICARE providers that guarantees quick and easy access to any level of care or specialty that isn't available "in-house." Our specialized agreements with the MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center allows our military providers to work side-by-side with their civilian counterparts, treating our patients, in their facility. We've also crafted an agreement with the Veterans Administration (VA), Community Based Outreach Clinic in Camp Springs, Md., which makes many of our ancillary services available to VA eligible patients living and working in our own Prince Georges County neighborhood. Above all else our Airmen are warriors, trained, organized, and equipped to execute expeditionary missions in-support-of Air Force requirements in a variety of contingencies and environments.

Through the Air Force District of Washington and the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, we provide medics for National Special Security Events in the NCR like the Presidential Inauguration and State of the Union Address. Our expeditionary missions include support to NORTHCOM homeland defense, and deployed aeromedical patient staging. No matter the mission or location, 79 MDW Airmen are always "Ready...Responsive...Trusted!"