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Posted September 3, 2015 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.  I’m an active duty service member; can I use other health insurance? A.  The Department of Defense (DOD) is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members. If you have other health insurance, the DOD is still the primary payer (double coverage rules don’t apply). As an active duty…

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TRICARE pharmacy rules changing for maintenance, brand-name drugs

Posted August 28, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — TRICARE beneficiaries who take certain brand-name medications on a regular basis will be required to fill prescriptions at a military treatment facility or through a mail-in program beginning Oct. 1, a Defense Health Agency official said here Aug. 20. George Jones, DHA’s pharmacy operations division chief, said the new policy does not apply…

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99th MSGS clinic supports women’s health

Posted August 28, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Mothers spend nine months caring for and protecting their unborn child, but that unconditional love doesn’t end there—they’ll spend the rest of their lives caring for and loving them. To ensure their babies are healthy and well taken care of, women may often visit a clinic that provides prenatal…

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Posted August 28, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I’m a member of the US military. Are my parents and parents-in-law eligible for TRICARE? A: No, but if your parents and parents-in-law meet your service’s criteria to become your dependents and you’re on active duty for more than 30 days, then your parents and parents-in-law may: • Get care at a military hospital…

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Posted August 21, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where can I get a breast pump? And where can I get breast pump supplies? A: You can get a breast pump and/or pump supplies from any: • Network or durable medical equipment provider (contact your TRICARE contractor) • Commissary (run by the Defense Commissary Agency) • Post Exchange, Base Exchange, or Station Exchange…

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NDI: Seeing things unseen by human eyes

Posted August 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Pilots often fly through the air at speeds well over 1,000 miles per hour, causing them to look like gray blurs slicing through the sky. At Nellis AFB, they often fly over vast miles of empty desert during routine training missions. In the blink of an eye, something could…

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MOFMC offers services for breastfeeding moms

Posted August 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Often times, active duty moms can find themselves struggling to provide nourishment for their child due to time constraints, lack of support, stress, or just the constant tug and pull of military life. With the month of August designated as National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical…

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Posted August 14, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What breast pump supplies are covered? A: TRICARE covers: • Standard power adapters • Tubing and tubing adaptors • Locking rings • Bottles • Bottle caps • Shield/splash protectors • Storage bags • Up to two breast pump kits per birth event TRICARE doesn’t cover (unless part of a breast pump kit): • Breast pump…

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Posted August 7, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What breast pump supplies are covered? A: TRICARE covers: • Standard power adapters • Tubing and tubing adaptors • Locking rings • Bottles • Bottle caps • Shield/splash protectors • Storage bags • Up to two breast pump kits per birth event TRICARE doesn’t cover (unless part of a breast pump kit): • Breast pump…

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Think before you drink: LVAADD saves careers, lives

Posted July 31, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

On most Friday and Saturday nights, bars and nightclubs in Las Vegas are filled with people packed in like sardines.

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