AF Surgeon General visits 79th MDW

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  • By Melanie Moore
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Lt. Gen. Thomas Travis, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, visited 79th Medical Wing to engage with staff and recognize achievements of various service members April 7.

During the tour he viewed the Military Construction project which is building a new Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center for $242.9 million. The project is currently 55 percent complete with clinic relocations starting in November 2015.

Phases 2 and 3 have a projected Spring 2017 completion date. As part of the Military Construction project the oldest dental clinic in the Air Force will be replaced by a 26,612 sq. ft. $22.8 million facility. The new site will combine dental services and the teaching residency program under one roof.

During the visit, special recognition was given to the following 79th MDW Airmen:

Airman 1st Class Justin Jones, Mental Health Clinic 
Capt. Sabrina Sumner, Flight Medcine 
Tech. Sgt. William Crenshaw, Public Health
Capt. Luke Cantamessa, Dental Clinic
Tech. Sgt. Deborah Garcia, 779th Medical Group Command Group
Capt. Madinah Slaise, 779th MDG Command Group