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Take TRICARE with you as you travel over the holidays

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Many people travel this time of year. Don’t forget that TRICARE goes with you.  There are multiple, convenient online and telephone customer service options for when you have questions about your health care benefit. Be sure to download the contact wallet card to have stateside and overseas contacts in one place – your wallet.  The rules…

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TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Starting June 28, 2017, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy. Nexium is a brand name prescription drug often…

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Combined, interagency medical training enhances care for Airmen

Posted November 9, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

“Train as you fight, fight as you train,” is a military mantra that every Airman can implement in their training, and the Airmen of the 412th Medical Group is training to fight for their fellow Airmen’s lives.

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Tips for teeth: National Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted March 10, 2017 by Maj. Tonya Barry

Courtesy photograph General dentist, Capt. Josephine Nguyen, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron (center), talks to children about healthy dental habits at the Child Development Center Feb. 24. She was assisted by Airman 1st Class Corrina Little, 412th AMDS dental assistant (left). In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, the Edwards Air Force Base,…

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TRICARE Young Adult premiums to increase Jan. 1, 2016

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 23 and 26 years old have been announced. The premiums for TRICARE Young Adult program will increase on Jan. 1, 2016 to $306 per month for TYA Prime, and $228 per month for TYA Standard. “Offering the option to have young adults covered…

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Shining a light on autism

Posted April 13, 2018 by Maj. (Dr.) Jacob Sheff

A regular part of wellness visits at the pediatrician’s office, particularly in infants and toddlers, is tracking the child’s development. When a child is not developing as expected, especially in communication or social skills, it raises the pediatrician’s concern for an autism spectrum disorder. For nearly 25 years, April has been recognized as National Autism Awareness…

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It’s time to review your federal health benefits

Posted November 13, 2015 by John O'Brien

Federal benefits open season is here. Each year we encourage all employees and retirees to review their benefits and make sure that they have plans that work best for them and their families.

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MedSafe disposal box now available at 412th MDG Pharmacy

Posted February 19, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph The MedSafe box is now located in the 412th Medical Group Pharmacy at the main clinic. The box offers a safe way to dispose of unneeded or old medications. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends,…

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AFMC promotes ‘Be Active’ physical activity challenge

Posted April 8, 2016 by

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its ‘Be Active’ team challenge. Be Active is a command-wide initiative designed to help the AFMC workforce increase physical activity levels and heighten awareness of proper back care. Participants will receive a free copy of the Mayo Clinic’s “Wellness Solutions for Back Pain” DVD at…

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TRICARE benefit changes

Posted October 9, 2015 by

As of Oct. 1, 2015, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. Maintenance drugs are…

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