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Airman provides vitality through marrow donation

Posted October 2, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

One out of 540 members of the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program ever proceeds to donate marrow or stem cells. However, an Airman from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, recently had the opportunity to be one of those donors.

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Posted March 17, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m confused about TRICARE’s new requirement for testing to be done as part of a two-year review process for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) coverage. I understand my child needs to get testing done before TRICARE authorizes care for another two years. My child’s authorization ended in January 2017. Does he have to wait for…

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Posted November 6, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Does TRICARE pay for abortions? A: Yes, but only when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or the mother’s life is at risk if she carries the pregnancy to term. Note: The doctor must note the reason for the abortion in the patient’s medical records. For more information, visit the TRICARE…

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Posted July 29, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A. Visit the TRICARE Life Events page to learn how your divorce affects your eligibility. Getting Divorced When there is a divorce, sponsors must update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) with a copy of the divorce decree. • The sponsor’s eligibility for TRICARE…

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Airman balanced through bodybuilding

Posted April 28, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Staff Sgt. Semaj, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron supply craftsman, displays her back pose March 27, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Semaj is a nationally qualified amateur bodybuilder competing in the figure category. As Semaj’s alarm screeches throughout her bedroom at 2:30 a.m. she awakes for…

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Posted October 9, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What is the Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program? A: The Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program provides 180 extra days of coverage past the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage period. Coverage is for former active duty, Guard, and Reserve members who have a medical condition that: • Is service-related • Is newly…

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Dental squadron seeking residency patients

Posted May 26, 2017 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Dental Squadron, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, at Nellis Air Force Base is seeking patients in need of multiple dental procedures that include but are not limited to; root canals, crowns, dentures, fillings, gum disease, and tooth extractions. To qualify, the patient should present a need for…

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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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AF health officials stress need for breast cancer screenings

Posted October 16, 2015 by Lt. Col. Theresa Murphy

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. Additionally, the ACS estimates that one in eight women, or 12 percent, in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. About one in 36 women, or three percent,…

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Posted December 18, 2015 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. How long has TRICARE covered applied behavior analysis (ABA)? • We’ve covered ABA…

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