Unit Information


The 18th Medical Group is responsible for ensuring the 18th Wing's medical readiness in support of the United States' and Japan's mutual interests.
The Group operates Pacific Air Forces' largest outpatient clinic and provides world-class health services to over 17K beneficiaries with 120K annual visits at the Air Forces largest combat Wing. The clinic is home to 541 medical personnel who operate and maintain PACAF's largest medical and dental clinics, the Air Force's second-largest neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), an area dental laboratory and the only aeromedical staging flight in the Western Pacific. 

The 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron              
PACAF's largest and most complex Team Aerospace delivers aerospace medicine services to enhance human performance and minimizes loss from disease and non-battle injuries for 52,000 SOFA status personnel across Okinawa. The squadron provides expertise in physiology training, bioenvironmental engineering, public health, flight medicine, health and wellness activities, medical readiness, optometric care and aeromedical movements as well as support for missions utilizing eight airframes, air evacuation for WESTPAC, physiology training, and preventive medicine for units from 7 MAJCOMs/3 Services.
The 18th Dental Squadron                                         
The Kadena Medical Clinic houses PACAF's largest dental clinic with a staff of 27 dentists and 136 total personnel completing 48,000 patient visits annually. The squadron provides comprehensive dental services including prevention and general dentistry, as well as six dental specialties: rthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics and oral surgery. In addition, the squadron also provides dental laboratory services to 48 tri-service dental treatment facilities with over $800K in dental prosthesis within the Pacific Command.

The 18th Medical Operations Squadron                 
Provides outstanding family medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, women's health, allergy, immunizations, pediatrics, ambulance and comprehensive counseling services. The family medicine team assigns its provider staff to 18 Wing units promoting continuity of services. 18 MDOS also provides advanced medical capabilities including base emergency medical services, WESTPAC's only Sleep Medicine and gastroenterology services, Critical Care Air Transport Services, and the AF's second largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Medical operation squadron executes 72K annual visits with 158 professionals.

The 18th Medical Support Squadron                       
Enhances and controls all financial, manpower, facility, supply and equipment issues in support of a $44M annual budge. They are responsible for health services in PACAF's largest, $161M, 313K sq ft clinic, for the AF's largest combat wing. 18 MDSS provides diagnostics, therapeutic, logistical, technological, administrative, managed care and readiness planning for 570 staff and 17K beneficiaries. The squadron serves as the Pacific Command's Theater Lead Agent for Medical Materiel while planning and executing the medical group's contingency and readiness training to ensure full spectrum response.