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Posted February 15, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

West Region Transition : UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1, 2013. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31, 2013. Continuity of care remains a top TRICARE priority, and UnitedHealthcare will make every effort…

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Act like a Superhero

Posted February 15, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Bischoff

(AFNS) — I was recently picking up a few items at a local retail chain at lunchtime; everywhere I walked, someone wanted to shake my hand or say, “Thank you for your service.” It made me proud to be wearing the uniform of the U.S. Air Force. While waiting in the checkout lane, I noticed…

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Nellis dining facilities compete for Hennessy Award

Posted February 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Crider, 99th Force Support Squadron services journeyman, hands a plate of food to an Airman at the Crosswinds Dining Facility, Feb. 5, on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Crosswinds at Nellis is competing to receive the Hennessy Award which…

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AF implements voluntary FY13 force management programs

Posted February 8, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

(AFNS) — The Air Force will implement several voluntary officer and enlisted force management programs for fiscal year 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Announced in the January release of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2013, the authorized active duty Air Force end-strength is 329,460; a reduction of 3,340 authorized personnel…

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Enlisted heroes receive graduate-level education at Weapons School

Posted February 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bryan Patton, Air Force Weapons School Joint Terminal Attack Controller Advanced Course instructor, uses Digitally Aided Close Air Support program during the JTACInstructor Course at the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 28. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For…

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U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
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One team; one fight: Warhawks get manning assist from Triple Nickel

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and an F-22 Raptor, 199th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, prepare to refuel during Red Flag 13-2 above the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 25. The mission of Red…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte
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Wounded Warriors meet for annual Nevada muster

Posted February 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Soldiers from the Community Based Warrior Transition Unit participate in an aquatics instruction class at the Warrior Fitness Center Jan. 28, at Nellis Air Force Base. The CBWTU is a program designed to assist Soldiers transitioning back to duty or to civilian life by providing…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster
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Airmen’s Attic provides free household items for Airmen

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Airman 1st Class Anthony Lievanos, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron structures apprentice, looks around the Airman’s Attic with his wife, Ashley Lievanos, Jan. 26, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Airman’s Attic is maintained by donations only, and all items are available at no charge to…

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Posted February 8, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Who will be my primary care doctor if I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A: We will assign you a primary care manager in our Internal Medicine clinic. You will receive a letter stating the doctor you’ve been assigned. Q: Can I change my primary care doctor if he/she isn’t right for me? A:…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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480th Fighter Squadron tackles both Red, Green Flags

Posted February 1, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Lt. Col. Marshall Chalverus, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, climbs into the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 22, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This is the first time the 480th FS has been taking…

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