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Posted November 21, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE pay for the shingles vaccine? A. Yes. TRICARE covers Zostavax, the vaccine that helps reduce the risk of getting shingles (herpes zoster). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a single dose of the vaccine for adults age 60 or older regardless of whether they report a prior episode of…

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Nellis reaches out to Sandy’s victims

Posted November 16, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and local partners continue relief support in the wake of Super Storm Sandy by moving supplies, equipment and people to beleaguered areas of New York and New Jersey. Nellis teamed up with community partners Nevada Energy and Travis Air Force Base to move 12 utility trucks, supply packs…

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Nellis’ 99th Mission Support Group team leads top Air Force engineers to help clear flood waters

Posted November 16, 2012 by Capt. Sybil Taunto

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AFNS) — A team of nearly 50 Air Force civil engineers from duty locations across the country pulled together to form the 331st Air Expeditionary Group to pump flood waters affecting New York coastal communities following Hurricane Sandy. The command team for this group was from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Posted November 16, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013. How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be…

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Are You Hurting Those You Love?

Posted November 16, 2012 by Jennifer Diveley

The average smoker tries to quit 20 times before succeeding. Some people are motivated to stop smoking to improve their health. Others say they stopped smoking “cold turkey” for personal reasons. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that it’s not easy to quit! You probably already know that smoking is bad for you, but…

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Cyber Flag 13-1

Posted November 16, 2012 by

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joel Melendez, Naval Network Warfare Command information systems analysis, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rogerick Montgomery, U.S. Cyber Command network analysis, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Harding, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade cyber systems analysis, analyze an exercise scenario during Cyber Flag 13-1, Nov. 8, 2012, at Nellis Air…

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820th RED HORSE at Construction Career Day 2012

Posted November 16, 2012 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P.Coleman Meeting a RED HORSE quarry instructor . . . U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Chalupnik, 820th RED HORSE Squadron pavement and construction craftsman, tells a group of high school students about his job as a quarry instructor during Construction Career Day Nov. 09, 2012, at…

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Home heating tips for a safer winter

Posted November 16, 2012 by Anthony B. Wilson

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Winter will soon be upon us as the cooler weather finally hits the Las Vegas valley and Nellis Air Force Base. Even though it doesn’t get as cold as other parts of the country, we still need to take the necessary steps to ensure we are prepared for the…

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Nellis, Creech, and Nevada Test and Training Range Economic Impact on Nevada communities exceeds $5 Billion

Posted November 9, 2012 by

The men and women of Nellis, Creech, and the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) pride themselves in being great community partners in southern Nevada. Our 2012 Economic Impact Analysis provides information on the contribution Nellis, Creech, and the NTTR make to the local economy. Nellis Air Force Base is the hallowed ground of Tactical…

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Creech Air Force Base

Posted November 9, 2012 by

(Current as of June 2012) Today, Creech Air Force Base, Nev., is the home to the famed “Hunters” of the 432d Wing and 432d Air Expeditionary Wing. The base also hosts the operations of the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron and 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron, and those of the Air Force Reserve’s 78th Reconnaissance…

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