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NEWS | May 25, 2023

Defense Health Agency Members Visit 87th Medical Group at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

By Airman 1st Class Simonne Barker Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs

Members from the Defense Health Agency visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to gain perspective on the unique capabilities and mission of the joint base and its military treatment facilities.

"The willingness to work together and embrace the joint atmosphere stands out the most to me here," stated U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Tracy Easill, Deputy Director of the Small Market and Stand-Alone Medical Treatment Facility Organization (SSO) for the DHA. "The people impress me more than anything else."

Easill, along with Chief Master Sgt. Paul Ellis, the senior enlisted advisor to SSO for DHA, toured the joint base to witness the staff in action and gain insight into JB MDL's unique MTFs. They also visited Deborah Heart and Lung Center, which recently partnered with the 874th Medical Group to establish the Primary Care Partnership Clinic.

"The staff's willingness to learn and adapt is prominent here," stated Ellis. "The complexity of the jointness at this base is exceptional, and they have showcased their interoperability."