455th Expeditionary Medical Group

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The 455th Expeditionary Medical Group (EMDG) is the Air Force component for Task Force MED-East, which provides combat medical and combat medical support services to U.S. and coalition forces throughout Afghanistan. 

The 455th EMDG staffs the Craig Joint Theater Hospital. In addition to being the most capable Role III trauma hospital in Afghanistan, the medical group serves as the aeromedical evacuation hub for all AE mission within the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.


Approximately 300 Airmen are assigned to the group that provides emergency, in-patient and out-patient services for thousands of U.S. and coalition service members as well as Afghan citizens. 

Some of the services provided at Bagram's Craig Joint Theater Hospital include dental, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, radiology and family medicine.