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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Team Minot welcomes local physicians

by Senior Airman Stephanie Morris
Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs


7/2/2015 - MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- 5th Bomb Wing medical personnel hosted a tour of the 5th Medical Group clinic and select locations on base to downtown healthcare providers at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 26, 2015.

The one-day open house concept was developed to strengthen already existing professional relationships within the local medical community.  Providers from several different hospitals and clinics attended the tour.

The event featured an overview of the wing and medical group mission, a tour of the medical treatment facility and finished with a viewing of a B-52H Stratofortress bomber.

"The tour highlighted the capabilities of the 5th Medical Group, strengthened relations with our civilian counterparts, and gave them better insight into what the Airmen they are treating face every day.  Ultimately, we tried to give them a better understanding of what our mission is here at Minot AFB," said Capt. Elizabeth Jovanovich, 5th Medical Support Squadron.  "Local healthcare providers are critical to our mission.  This was a good chance to show them what we do here each day and how they impact the mission."

The base, home to two wings, is the U.S. Air Force's only base housing two components of the nuclear triad.  It provides global strike and nuclear deterrence capabilities for the nation dating back to the late 1950's. The 5th Bomb Wing's B-52H serves as part of the Air Force's strategic and conventional combat force; and the 91st Missile Wing is one of three intercontinental ballistic missile wings in the Department of Defense.

Airmen working in the 5th MDG offer medical support and services to both wings and their downtown partners are able to offer emergency care and support for the medical referral program.

This partnership allows for Minot's medical professionals to meet the needs of the mission by working alongside their civilian counterparts.

"Our downtown healthcare network and providers are vital enablers to ensuring the highest quality care for our families, retirees, and total force Air Force members," said Col. Tasha Pravecek, 5th MDG commander. "We appreciate what they do to support the 5th Medical Group.  This open house is just a small thanks for helping us get our medical mission done right every day."5th Bomb Wing medical personnel hosted a tour of the 5th Medical Group clinic and select locations on base to downtown healthcare providers at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 26, 2015.

The one-day open house concept was developed to strengthen already existing professional relationships within the local medical community.  Providers from several different hospitals and clinics attended the tour.

The event featured an overview of the wing and medical group mission, a tour of the medical treatment facility and finished with a viewing of a B-52H Stratofortress bomber.

"The tour highlighted the capabilities of the 5th Medical Group, strengthened relations with our civilian counterparts, and gave them better insight into what the Airmen they are treating face every day.  Ultimately, we tried to give them a better understanding of what our mission is here at Minot AFB," said Capt. Elizabeth Jovanovich, 5th Medical Support Squadron.  "Local healthcare providers are critical to our mission.  This was a good chance to show them what we do here each day and how they impact the mission."

The base, home to two wings, is the U.S. Air Force's only base housing two components of the nuclear triad.  It provides global strike and nuclear deterrence capabilities for the nation dating back to the late 1950's. The 5th Bomb Wing's B-52H serves as part of the Air Force's strategic and conventional combat force; and the 91st Missile Wing is one of three intercontinental ballistic missile wings in the Department of Defense.

Airmen working in the 5th MDG offer medical support and services to both wings and their downtown partners are able to offer emergency care and support for the medical referral program.

This partnership allows for Minot's medical professionals to meet the needs of the mission by working alongside their civilian counterparts.

"Our downtown healthcare network and providers are vital enablers to ensuring the highest quality care for our families, retirees, and total force Air Force members," said Col. Tasha Pravecek, 5th MDG commander. "We appreciate what they do to support the 5th Medical Group.  This open house is just a small thanks for helping us get our medical mission done right every day."

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