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  • 28th MDG successfully provides COVID-19 vaccines at POD

    The 28th Medical Group used the point of distribution (POD) concept to provide approximately 1,250 beneficiaries with their first or second doses (if the first was administered by the 28th MDG) of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine within a 12-hour period March 19. The POD provides the 28th MDG with the ability to immunize a large population within a limited amount of time, reducing health risks within the community and keeping Airmen mission ready.
  • 28th MDG has gone mobile

    Ellsworth is one of only two Air Force Global Strike bases to have a Mobile Expeditionary Readiness Clinic – also known as the MERC. The MERC, a mobile medical trailer, was designed with Airmen in mind. The 28 1/2 foot trailer is capable of providing health care directly to Airmen at their work locations across the installation.
  • Air Force Surgeon General Visits Raider Country

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the Air Force Surgeon General, visited Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Jan. 30.
  • DoD Makes Changes to Pharmacy Medications

    Beginning Oct. 1, patients who are not assigned to a provider at a Military Treatment Facility will not be eligible to receive medications that are not on the Department of Defense Tricare formulary list.
  • 28th Medical Group hosts DECON exercise

    The 28th Medical Group hosted a decontamination exercise to demonstrate and test their readiness and capabilities to handle a simulated Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threat in a real-world situation. They were timed and tested on their ability to don their gear, set up a DECON station, set up a water heater to provide warm water to the station and clean all harmful chemicals and materials from a training dummy. They were able to complete their task well under the allotted completion time and earn required certifications pertaining to their career field.
  • 28th Medical Group to transition under Defense Health Agency management

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - The 28th Medical Group will begin transitioning to the Defense Health Agency in a phased approach that will begin October 2020 and be complete by September 2021. This change from service-managed healthcare was effective Oct. 1, 2018, as part of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The goal of this transition
  • Ellsworth trains emergency response with South Dakota National Guard

    Firefighters from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron inspect a room during an emergency response exercise at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 30, 2018. Ellsworth Airmen trained with soldiers from the South Dakota National Guard, practicing emergency response procedures in multiple explosive, chemical and radiological environments. (U.S. Air Force
  • Diagnostic imaging: an inside look

    The human body is a complex system of organs, bones and a nervous system. While some injuries and ailments may be only skin deep, others require an inside look to accurately diagnose.The 28th Medical Group Diagnostic Imaging Flight may only be staffed by two Airmen, but their scope of responsibility reaches more than 3,700 members of Team
  • Breaking down the image: Mental Health

    Life in the military can be stressful for anyone from a pipeline Airman to a general officer. Fortunately, the 28th Medical Group Mental Health Clinic provides services for Airmen in need.
  • First responders help make “Freshmen Impact” a success

    Editor’s note: This story contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some readers. ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Members from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 28th Medical Group joined with local first responders to show students the dangers of driving under the influence on May 9, 2018, at Douglas High School in Box Elder.
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