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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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Ask the Doc – June 22, 2012

Posted June 22, 2012 by

As of May 30, the Immunization Clinic is open for extended hours, until 5:00 p.m. In addition, several of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s primary care departments, including Pediatrics, Family...

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Well-Baby Doctor Visits: Why they are so important

Posted August 24, 2012 by By TriWest Healthcare Alliance

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it?

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Ask the doc

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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Ask the Doc

Posted March 15, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How would I know if I can continue to have my Primary Care provider after April 1? A. United Healthcare Military and Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31….

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Dental squadron seeks qualified patients

Posted June 21, 2013 by Col. (Dr.) John Safar

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Dental Squadron and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program here are seeking patients not normally seen at active-duty dental clinics for a year-long residency program. The residency program is for new dentists out of school who are undergoing advanced training on selected applicants who have dental problems…

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Ask the Doc

Posted October 11, 2013 by

  Q. What is hospice care and does TRICARE cover it? A: Hospice is patient or family centered care for terminally ill patients who have six or less months to live if their illness runs its full and normal course. Hospice focuses on pain control, home care, comfort, and self-respect. TRICARE covers a number of…

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