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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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Satellite Pharmacy reopens following drive-through expansion

Posted March 31, 2012 by By 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The satellite pharmacy reopened Mar. 26, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., allowing patients needing pharmaceutical refills an alternative to the main Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Pharmacy. Dependents and military retirees filling off-base prescriptions…

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Severing the chain reactions that can lead to suicide

Posted June 29, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Those last few words of the argument ring in your head as you pour another drink. Checking Facebook makes everything worse, and the more you drink the worse your thoughts become – and the worse your judgment about the situation gets.

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Avoiding the injuries while staying fit to fight

Posted September 7, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Flipping through the channels on TV one night, the newest popular workout routine comes guaranteeing people they can lose weight in a certain amount of weeks, but without the proper knowledge and expertise, jumping right into a fad workout is an easy way to get injured. Trends in weight…

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Ask the doc

Posted November 30, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I Enroll in MiCare A. Don’t delay — enroll in MiCare today! One MiCare enrollee said it is, “empowering to be able to communicate via the Internet about routine health issues – and can very well prevent visits to the clinic…” Registration is a face-to-face process to ensure security of patient health…

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Ask the Doc

Posted April 5, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I am a TRICARE for Life beneficiary; what do I have to do with the transition to United Healthcare? A. During the transition to United Healthcare Military and Veterans, Welcome Packets were sent to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the TRICARE West Region. Included in that mailing were TRICARE for Life beneficiaries. These packets were…

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Ask the Doc

Posted July 5, 2013 by

Q. What are my TRICARE Pharmacy Program copays? A. Your costs vary by option and type of drug (generic, brand name, or non-formulary). Your copays/cost-shares are: Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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