Health & Safety

November 1, 2013

Mass flu vaccination helps fulfill annual requirement

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Senior Airman Jennifer Pontillo, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, administers the annual flu vaccine to Airman 1st Class Amber Philips, 57th Maintenance Squadron knowledge operator, at the base theater Oct. 25 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The base theater served as a point of distribution for the vaccine allowing the 99th MDOS to vaccinate as
many active-duty Airmen as possible in a short amount of time.




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Q.  I’m an active duty service member; can I use other health insurance? A.  The Department of Defense (DOD) is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members. If you have other health insurance, the DOD is still the primary payer (double coverage rules don’t apply). As an active duty...
 
 

TRICARE pharmacy rules changing for maintenance, brand-name drugs

WASHINGTON — TRICARE beneficiaries who take certain brand-name medications on a regular basis will be required to fill prescriptions at a military treatment facility or through a mail-in program beginning Oct. 1, a Defense Health Agency official said here Aug. 20. George Jones, DHA’s pharmacy operations division chief, said the new policy does not apply...
 
 

99th MSGS clinic supports women’s health

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Mothers spend nine months caring for and protecting their unborn child, but that unconditional love doesn’t end there—they’ll spend the rest of their lives caring for and loving them. To ensure their babies are healthy and well taken care of, women may often visit a clinic that provides prenatal...
 

 
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Q: I’m a member of the US military. Are my parents and parents-in-law eligible for TRICARE? A: No, but if your parents and parents-in-law meet your service’s criteria to become your dependents and you’re on active duty fo...
 
 
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Q: Where can I get a breast pump? And where can I get breast pump supplies? A: You can get a breast pump and/or pump supplies from any: • Network or durable medical equipment provider (contact your TRICARE contractor) • Com...
 
 

NDI: Seeing things unseen by human eyes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Pilots often fly through the air at speeds well over 1,000 miles per hour, causing them to look like gray blurs slicing through the sky. At Nellis AFB, they often fly over vast miles of empty desert during routine training missions. In the blink of an eye, something could...
 




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