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Tobacco-use AFI changes

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Air Force Instruction 40-102, Tobacco Free Living, was recently updated to give Airmen a simplified definition of what is defined as tobacco, as well as additional regulations for smoking in privately owned vehicles. According to the AFI, tobacco includes all products that may be configured to deliver nicotine, including…

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Posted April 24, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Who is eligible for TRICARE? A: TRICARE is a health program for: • Uniformed service members and their families. Includes active duty and retired members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Commissioned Corps of the National…

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‘Eye’ see you

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Lisa Winkelman, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, simulates taking a vision test at the Optometry Clinic on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15. Getting an eye exam is important to ensure eye vision and pressure is good and in the normal range. For…

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Pharmacy provides exceptional patient care

Posted April 17, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With a high operation tempo base like Nellis AFB, the satellite pharmacy here is working hard to provide exceptional patient care to the active duty, Reserve, guard, civilian and retiree population. With construction currently underway at the main outpatient pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, most of…

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Posted April 17, 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: How you get care when you’re on terminal leave depends on whether you have a military or primary care manager. Before going on terminal leave, get all routine care, including any medical examinations or evaluations needed…

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Posted April 10, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How far back can my same-sex spouse file a medical claim?     A: Once your spouse shows as eligible for benefits in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System or DEERS, he or she can file claims for care received: • On or after June 26, 2013 if married before June 26, 2013, or…

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Fitness: Isolating triceps

Posted April 3, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Airman 1st Class Chad Glass, 99th Security Forces Squadron entry controller trainee, performs a triceps pushdown with a rope at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 31. Although this exercise emphasizes triceps development, it also challenges core muscles to keep your torso stable at the same time. The triceps pushdown…

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Posted April 3, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What’s a transitional survivor? A: Spouses and children are “transitional survivors” for the first three years after their active duty sponsor dies. During this time, they’re covered as active duty family members and their health plan options and costs don’t change. After three years, coverage for children doesn’t change — they’re covered as active…

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Safety pursues diligence to preserve a safer future

Posted March 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

“We want to find a way to prevent mishaps from happening in the future and ensure our Airmen’s safety,” said Master Sgt. William Camp, 57th Wing flight safety NCO in charge.

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Posted March 27, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What’s my priority for care at a military hospital or clinic? A. Access to care at a military hospital or clinic follows the priority order below: 1. Active duty service members 2. Active duty family members and transitional survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 3. Retirees, their family members and survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime…

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