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Fitness: Warrior Challenge

Posted February 27, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Tech. Sgt. Amanda Cook, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron unit training manager, throws a medicine ball up after performing a crunch during a Warrior Challenge class at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 25. Participants performed squat kicks, right and left…

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Posted February 27, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Who is eligible for the Transitional Assistance Management Program? A: TAMP is for sponsors and their eligible family members when the sponsor: • Involuntarily separates from active duty under honorable conditions. • Is a National Guard and Reserve member who separates from a period of more than 30 consecutive days of active duty served…

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Fitness: Lifting weights

Posted February 20, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Lei Govan, a shift manager at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center, lifts weights at the Warrior Fitness Center Feb. 18. Weightlifting can help burn fat, reduce the risk of diabetes, prevent back pain and help fight depression. The Warrior Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday…

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Posted February 20, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: My child is coming home this summer from college. Does he need to transfer his TRICARE Prime enrollment? A:  No.  Getting Care When Traveling During School Breaks You should get all of your routine care from your regular doctor before you travel during a school break, especially if you use TRICARE Prime. If you need…

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Posted February 13, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q:  Does TRICARE for Life have a deductible? A:  If Medicare doesn’t pay and TRICARE is the only payer, you’re responsible for the TRICARE deductible, which varies based on your sponsor’s status — active duty vs. retired — and rank: Sponsor Status and deductible: Active Duty E-4 and below •$50 per individual •$100 per family…

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99th MDG beneficiaries may see change of PCM due to optimization

Posted February 6, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center is adapting to changes in the Primary Care Manager staff while simultaneously increasing enrollment in the Internal Medicine clinic, which could cause beneficiaries to see a change of their PCM as a result. Additionally, the Flight Medicine Clinic has transformed into a more comprehensive model known as a Patient…

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Posted February 6, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I get emergency care through TRICARE? A. If you need emergency care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you’re enrolled in TRICARE Prime or a TRICARE Prime option, call your primary care manager within 24 hours or the next business day after you get emergency care. For more…

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Posted January 30, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I’m an active duty service member about to start terminal leave. How do I get health care? A: It depends on whether you have a military or primary care manager. Visit the “Getting Care on Terminal Leave” page for detailed information. Before going on terminal leave, get all routine care, including any medical examinations or…

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Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken–driving death tells story

Posted January 23, 2015 by Chris McCann

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Former Airman 1st Class Lane Wyatt recounts the night of June 30, 2013, when he killed Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken-driving accident. Wyatt was sentenced Dec. 19, 2014, to 18 years in prison. JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — He was born into an Air Force family, moving around…

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Stepping into a better self

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Michelle Strawn, 99th Force Support Squadron, works out to a step class video at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21. Strawn is a group fitness instructor and teaches Hatha yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Warrior Fitness Center…

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