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Check it at the gate

Posted October 12, 2012 by By 99th Security Forces Squadron

Due to several requests for information regarding on base firearms policies as well as those off base, we want to better educate our military and civilian members and their families about Local, State, and Federal firearms laws.

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Air Force aims to curtail electronic cigarette use

Posted March 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Every time an individual inhales smoke from a cigarette, they’re actually ingesting more than 4,000 chemicals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, some of these chemicals, if taken alone in high enough quantities, have the potential to kill.

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Air Force chef serves up food, nutrition education to local kids

Posted May 11, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Franco, preparing food is his profession. It’s also his way of giving back to underprivileged kids in the local community. Franco, a culinary academy-trained chef and Nellis Crosswinds Dining Facility production manager...

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ATV Safety: What to know

Posted January 25, 2013 by Aerotech News Staff

At the first sign of good weather, a persistent rumbling heralds their arrival. They travel in packs, congregating in various parking lots. The appearance of the motorcycle provokes a furry of safety courses required to ride motorcycles on base.

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Five ways you can prevent deadly skin cancer

Posted June 1, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin

Yes, it’s true—skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. That means more people get skin cancer than breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. And while not all forms of skin cancer are deadly, they can disfigure your skin and cause much discomfort.

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Nellis ‘Goes for Green’

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

In a world where healthy and convenient does not always go hand in hand the Nellis dining facility is working to help those struggling to decide on food options to “Go for Green.”

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Ask the Doc – October 18, 2012

Posted October 19, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: Can I schedule an appointment for my spouse? A:Yes, contact the appointment line 702-653-2273 to schedule all appointments. Q: I have a difficult time reaching the referral management center. Can I dial them directly? A: No, our number is part of the medical center phone tree, but if you dial at 702-653-2273 and press…

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Pharmacy provides interim prescription refills

Posted February 22, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

The main pharmacy is now providing interim refill prescriptions for those who have run out of prescriptions before their next appointment. This is for chronic or maintenance use medication that meets specific criteria.

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Beneficiaries must sign up for TRICARE automatic payment by May 31

Posted May 24, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve who pay monthly premiums by check must switch to an electronic form of payment by May 31 to avoid losing coverage. TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card, or by recurring electronic funds transfer…

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Ask the Doc

Posted September 20, 2013 by

  Q.  How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A: The Affordable Care Act has no 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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