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TRICARE revises drug coverage for safety, use

Posted March 27, 2015 by af.mil

WASHINGTON — Starting May 1, Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, will screen all ingredients in compound drug claims to ensure they are safe and effective, and covered by TRICARE. This screening process is like the one TRICARE already uses for other prescription drugs, but it will now apply to the ingredients in compound drugs….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted March 27, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

  March is Women’s History Month. In honor of that I searched for some notable quotes by significant women for this article. I began my search in a rather old-school way; flipping pages in my “1001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom” book. My search quickly garnered some worthy quotes by Florence Nightingale, Oprah Winfrey, Mother Teresa,…

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Fly Over: ‘LL COOL J’s PLATINUM WORKOUT’ and ‘Chappie′

Posted March 27, 2015 by Luther Mitchell Jr. and Nestor Cruz

In stores: ‘LL COOL J’s PLATINUM WORKOUT’ “Mama said, knock you out!” ~ LL Cool J LL Cool J is an award-winning hip hop artist whose songs have been heard all across the world. He has hosted the “Grammys” numerous times, is a mentor to many music writers and entertainers, and has starred on the…

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Bring ‘invisible class’ into view

Posted March 20, 2015 by Jerold Haupt

When I was a young boy, my father explained to me that there was dignity in work. He told me to always respect the worker regardless of how thankless or menial their job may appear to be. He said that you never know the burdens a person may be carrying, or the family members that…

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Set S.M.A.R.T. goals for success

Posted March 20, 2015 by Master Sgt. ARTHUR BALDONADO

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” ~ Diana Scharf Hunt What personal or professional goals do you want to achieve this year? Do you want to run a marathon? Do you want to make that next rank? Goal setting is a powerful tool that can turn a vision of the future into reality. Top athletes and…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted March 20, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Courtesy photo “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank Anne Frank’s posthumously published work, “A Diary of a Young Girl,” painted a picture of the sufferings that she and her family endured as they hid from the Nazi’s. It also showed the…

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Fly Over: YC’s Mongolian Grill’ and ‘The Smurfs 2′

Posted March 20, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Timothy Boyer

‘YC’s Mongolian Grill’ Mongolian barbecue has always appealed to me on the premise of customizing my meal. Foodies can control what ingredients and how much of each go into their dish. In spite of the name, it is neither Mongolian or barbecued over a fire or coals. Mongolian barbecue is actually a stir-fried dish similar…

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Change leads to innovation

Posted March 13, 2015 by Lt. Col. HANK MCKIBBAN

Lately, I’ve been ultra-sensitive to a perception that the only constant is change. Change is difficult. Lack of continuity can be challenging. However, change can also lead to innovation so long as there are individuals who can recognize opportunities and envision the promise of alternate paradigms. Innovation demands that we embrace change, both personally and…

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Recognizing issue key to resiliency

Posted March 13, 2015 by Staff Sgt. MARIA ABELLO

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” ~ Vince Lombardi Whether it is a financial issue, family or significant-other problem or difficulties at work, everyone goes through some sort of struggle throughout their Air Force career. Each day we are tasked with important jobs and duties to ensure that…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted March 13, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Joseph Fisher

Courtesy photo Samuel Clemens A secret of greatness … The author Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen-name Mark Twain once said,“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great.” I’ve had opportunity to be…

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