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Posted April 14, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have a direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander and Avis Resch, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program chief, discuss documents for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month during the proclamation signing on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. This year’s DOD theme is “Protecting Our…

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Posted March 31, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

What TRICARE coverage counts as minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act?  

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Overcoming the shadow of death: An Airman’s fight against depression

Posted March 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to…

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Rock to Recovery serves as ‘musical medicine’

Posted March 17, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Although many of this year’s Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials participants are now reveling in the celebration the event brings through competition and companionship, every single one of them could tell you what they were doing and exactly how they felt when they hit rock bottom.

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Posted March 17, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m confused about TRICARE’s new requirement for testing to be done as part of a two-year review process for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) coverage. I understand my child needs to get testing done before TRICARE authorizes care for another two years. My child’s authorization ended in January 2017. Does he have to wait for…

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Posted February 17, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Posted January 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Cervical Cancer: information to effectively raise awareness NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — January is Cervical Health Awareness month. Cervical cancer was at one point, the most common cause of cancer death for women in America. The death rate for cervical cancer has dropped significantly over the past 30 years. In fact, it has dropped…

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Posted January 6, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is TRICARE Plus? A. TRICARE Plus gives you the local benefit of accessing prime and specialty care at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis Air Force Base Q. How do I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A. Signing up is easy. Simply complete a TRICARE Plus enrollment application and return it to…

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The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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