Category: Medical
  • 30th Medical Group Begins $32 Million Renovation Project

    Col. Jessica Spitler, 30th Medical Group commander, and CMSgt. Luis Magana, 30th Medical Group superintendent, organized a wall breaking ceremony Aug. 6, 2021, on Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
  • COVID testing remains key part of Vandenberg readiness

    Although vaccination appointments for COVID-19 are being provided to an expanding population at Vandenberg AFB through Operation Fight Back, the 30th Medical Group also remains committed to providing continued COVID testing and contact tracing to maximize base readiness. “Testing continues to be an important strategy for combating this pandemic,” said Major Aubrey Reid, 30th MDG health care integrator. “It is important to contact the 30th Medical Group at 805-606-CARE when you feel ill or as directed by current guidance for COVID testing.”
  • Lab Week, launching rockets one test at a time

    Members of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., celebrated Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, also known as Lab Week, April 21 through 27, 2019. Lab Week is an annual observance to spread awareness and show appreciation to medical laboratory professionals and pathologists for the work they do to assist patients. This year’s Lab Week theme for the 30th Medical Support Squadron Laboratory was “Launching Rockets, One Test at a Time.”
  • 30th Medical Group upgrades biological diagnostic system

    The 30th Medical Group has advanced their testing capability for biological agents at Vandenberg Air Force Base with a new diagnostic system. The new capability lies with Vandenberg’s acquisition of the Next Generation Diagnostic System in August 2018. The NGDS will be phasing out the Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS), a previous system used by the military, and aims to provide faster, more powerful processing of unknown biological agents.
  • Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple

    In today’s connected world, we expect most communication to be convenient and instantaneous. Why should communicating with your health provider be any different? That is why the Air Force Medical Service offers a secure messaging platform for patients and families to communicate safely and quickly with their providers.
  • Advancements in telehealth improve access to healthcare

    The Air Force offers a wide and expanding range of telehealth services giving patients the opportunity to receive more efficient, convenient, and patient-centered care.
  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
  • New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

    Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
  • New Air Force health mobile app available for patients

    The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
  • S.I.C.K. program designed to alleviate medical care process

    In an attempt to improve overall access to medical care, the 30th Medical Group here at Vandenberg recently launched the Self-Initiated Care Kit program. The program will help expedite medication access for patients suffering from short-term medical issues. “The S.I.C.K. program allows patients who have a primary care provider at the 30th Medical