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Healthy, productive ways to cope with holiday stress

Posted December 19, 2014 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the holiday season quickly approaches, many Airmen become stressed when they try to figure out how to deal with visiting families, preparing large meals and buying gifts for loved ones. For others, stress can manifest because this could be their first time away from family during the holidays. Different…

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Posted December 19, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover power wheelchairs and scooters? A. Yes — if medically necessary and TRICARE requirements are met. TRICARE may cover scooters — electric-powered and cart-type vehicles — as an alternate to an electric wheelchair, but TRICARE will not pay for both a scooter and an electric wheelchair during the same period of time….

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Posted December 12, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover urgent care?     Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for AF-wide December rollout

Posted December 5, 2014 by 24th Air Force Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information. “I can’t overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches,” said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson,…

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Running past anxiety

Posted December 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I have never been a skilled runner. I’ve always wanted to be; however in my mind, running was an anxiety filled, sweat-stained horror. Distance running has always been a dreaded activity for me. I always felt inadequate, uncoordinated and humiliated for finishing last. I’d rarely been the champion of battling…

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Posted December 5, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I get emergency care through TRICARE? A. If you need emergency care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you’re enrolled in TRICARE Prime or a TRICARE Prime option, call your primary care manager within 24 hours or the next business day after you received emergency care. A medical…

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Posted November 26, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE pay to replace durable medical equipment? A.  Yes, as long as you own it. The damage must be accidental and the equipment is broken and unrepairable.  Also, it may be replaced if there’s a change in your physical condition or the Food and Drug Administration states the equipment is unsafe. Regional contact…

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Health Benefits Program open season dates set

Posted November 14, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program runs through Dec. 8, officials announced recently. During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire for the following year. Eligible employees…

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Posted November 14, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What benefits are available to me if I were injured on active duty?  A: We have many programs and benefits available if you were injured on active duty. How you get your care depends on your military status. Active duty service members Your primary care manager will coordinate your care. You may also qualify…

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Nellis holds MARE to prepare

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron spray an F-16 Fighting Falcon that is playing the role of a downed F-35A Lightning II during a major accident response exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 28. The firefighters were evaluated on how quickly and…

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