Operation Lone Star Going On Now

Free medical, dental and vision services offered during annual emergency preparedness exercise

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Operation Lone Star Going On Now

A nursing program volunteer gives her time to help those in need at Operation Lone Star. (photo by Tech Sgt. Hatton, U.S. Air Force)
A nursing program volunteer gives her time to help those in need at Operation Lone Star. (photo by Tech Sgt. Hatton, U.S. Air Force)

For more than 20 years, residents of the Rio Grande Valley have come to rely on the free medical care provided during Operation Lone Star. With locations in Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Webb counties, the medical personnel see more than 1,000 people daily. For some, this annual emergency preparedness exercise is their only opportunity to see a physician.

The weeklong exercise takes place this week (July 22-26). Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

The free medical services include:

  • immunizations for children
  • diabetic screening
  • blood pressure screening
  • dental and vision exams for prescription glasses for adults and children
  • sports physicals

Locations and information is available via the VBR feature, “Operation Lone Star Offers Free Health Services.”

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