Health & Safety

Heat Stress, Safety Awareness

Posted July 1, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Ware

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — The “101 days of Summer” has begun, and with it brings warmer weather, outdoor events, and barbecues. However, those aren’t the only things to keep in mind. Are you taking care of yourself, family members and pets when it comes to heat stress? Heat stress related injuries and illnesses…

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Car fire safety

Posted August 26, 2016 by National Fire Protection Association

Courtesy photo GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you see smoke or flames, or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately. What to do if…

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Milestone changes coming to TRICARE

Posted October 13, 2017 by

TRICARE beneficiaries will soon have increased access to health care through key changes that are set to take place in January 2018. With the benefit set to undergo some of the biggest improvements in more than two decades, beneficiaries will be able to take command of their health care through expanded choices. These improvements include…

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Ask the Doc

Posted November 13, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have a 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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October observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted October 21, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Airman 1st Class Alex Dyer, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, writes a name on a pink ribbon for the Breast Cancer Tree of Honor in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Oct. 17. The tree allows beneficiaries the opportunity…

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TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Starting June 28, 2017, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy. Nexium is a brand name prescription drug often…

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Ask the Doc

Posted May 20, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover applied behavior analysis?    A. TRICARE may cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or other therapeutic services for beneficiaries with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Visit the TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration page for information on how to get ABA care. Contact Information North Region Contractor (Health Net) 1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273) www.hnfs.com South Region Contractor (Humana Military)…

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Rock to Recovery serves as ‘musical medicine’

Posted March 17, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Although many of this year’s Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials participants are now reveling in the celebration the event brings through competition and companionship, every single one of them could tell you what they were doing and exactly how they felt when they hit rock bottom.

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Exchange ‘Salad Wednesdays’ are good for body — and wallet

Posted February 12, 2016 by Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS—Soldiers and Airmen wanting to eat right and save money can turn to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service for “Salad Wednesday.” Every Wednesday, diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesday” is part of the Exchange’s BE FIT initiative, designed to promote healthy…

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Summer fun more enjoyable when safe

Posted June 3, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Paul Fernandez

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summer is hot, especially in Las Vegas. While summer is a time for fun in the sun; it is also a time that you can get burned. Whether out in the sun playing sports, hiking, grilling or at the pool, remaining safe is not always in the forefront of…

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