b'MODERNIZATION of THE DEFENSE MEDICAL SYSTEMMilitary Treatment Facilities (MTFs) provide a wide range of clinical services depend-ing on size, mission, and level of capabilities. MTFs provide inpatient and outpatient medical care and dental services. The National Defense Authorization Act directs several modernization efforts of the Defense Medical System, including:Reassignment of responsibilities for administering MTFs from each respective Service Surgeon General to the DHA Director Evaluation and realignment of the Military Health Service (MHS) staffing to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Evaluation and restructuring the mission and scope of each MTF. Congress directed these reforms to streamline the MHS, enhance medical force readi-ness, improve access and quality of care, and create a better experience for benefi-ciaries. Continued Transformation of the MHS with the transition of MTFs to MHA expected to be completed this year. MHS is focusing on three key areas of organiza-tional reform:consolidated management of the direct care and purchased care systems a focus on readiness within the direct care system optimizing the size and composition of the military medical force.20 LARGE HEALTHCARE MARKETSREPORTING DIRECTLY TO THE DHAAlaska Coastal Mississippi(Col. Michael Fea, Market Director) (Col. Christopher Estridge, Market Director) 354th Medical Group - Eielson Air Force Base81st Medical Group - Keesler Air Force Base 673d Medical Group - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Bassett Army Community HospitalCoastal North Carolina Augusta(Capt. Reginald Ewing, Market Director)(Col. Heidi Mon, Market Director)Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Eisenhower Army Medical CenterNaval Health Clinic Cherry PointCentral North Carolina43rd Medical Squadron - Pope Field Colorado 4th Medical Group - Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (Col. Kevin R. Bass, Market Director) Womack Army Medical Center10th Medical Group - Air Force Academy 460th Medical Group - Buckley Space Force BaseCentral TexasEvans Army Community Hospital(Col. Daniel Moore, Market Director)21st Medical Group - Space Base Delta 1 Army Medical Center Darnall-Hood'