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Posted January 9, 2015 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A: Visit the TRICARE Life Events page at http://www.tricare.mil/faqs to learn how your divorce affects your eligibility. If you divorce, the sponsor must update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, with a copy of the divorce decree. Your TRICARE eligibility may change after…

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Tobacco-use AFI changes

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Air Force Instruction 40-102, Tobacco Free Living, was recently updated to give Airmen a simplified definition of what is defined as tobacco, as well as additional regulations for smoking in privately owned vehicles. According to the AFI, tobacco includes all products that may be configured to deliver nicotine, including…

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Vehicle-pedestrian accidents: deadly, costly

Posted April 13, 2012 by By Nevada Test and Training Range

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of nearly 5,000 non-motorists are killed on U.S. roadways each year. To put that number in perspective, Transportation for America, a broad-based coalition focused on transportation safety, made…

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Fitness is only one component of total health

Posted July 6, 2012 by By Dr. Todd Fore

(AFNS) — If asked about their health, many Airmen would point to their physical condition or recent fitness test as an indicator. Being healthy is about more than just passing a fitness test.

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Ask the Doc – September 14, 2012

Posted September 14, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

TRICARE PLUS. . . Q. Can I dispose of my old or unused medications by just throwing them in the trash? A. No. It is important that medications are disposed of properly to avoid harm to others. You may dispose of most medications by mixing with unpalatable substances such as kitty litter or used coffee…

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Posted December 7, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover long term care? A. TRICARE does not have a long term care benefit. You may need to look at purchasing long term care insurance coverage for assistance with long term care costs. TRICARE, like Medicare, is designed to cover medical care for illnesses or injuries, such as cancer, a broken arm,…

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Posted April 12, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are enrolled in Tricare Prime and live more than 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your Prime Care Manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a…

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Calling 911? Use your best judgment

Posted July 5, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

With the summer months upon us, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight is, as expected, responding to an increased number of 911 calls from the base community.

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Halloween: A cavity trick or sugary treat

Posted October 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Halloween is fast approaching. Soon the ghouls, ghosts and zombies from Las Vegas will be wandering the streets and knocking on doors in search of treats.

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Posted February 14, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“Does TRICARE cover breast pumps?” A. “TRICARE only covers heavy-duty, hospital-grade electronic breast pumps for premature infants during the immediate post-partum period. The pump may be covered after the infant is discharged from the hospital or other setting. The physician must prescribe the breast pump and submit medical necessity documentation to the regional contractor. Contact…

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