Alconbury Clinic Opens

Air Force officials opened a new medical clinic at RAF Alconbury, England, less than two weeks after the Defense Department announced the pending return of the service’s clinic at nearby RAF Upwood to the British government. “This brand-new facility required a lot of collaboration and effort across numerous agencies” and “was championed by many people,” said Lt. Col. Cherron Galluzzo, 423rd Medical Squadron commander, at Alconbury’s Oct. 19 ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new clinic opens to patients on Oct. 31, according to an Alconbury release. Ever since the Air Force vacated Upwood in 1995, the clinic there was isolated from airmen and families located at Alconbury and RAF Molesworth, states the release. The new clinic at Alconbury consolidates support services and is expected to cut overhead costs and increase user access. “This beautiful and comfortable new clinic truly reflects the high standards of healthcare and customer service excellence you provide to every patient,” said Galluzzo to the assembled squadron members. (Alconbury report by SSgt. Brian Stives)