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Beneficiaries must sign up for TRICARE automatic payment by May 31

Posted May 24, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve who pay monthly premiums by check must switch to an electronic form of payment by May 31 to avoid losing coverage. TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card, or by recurring electronic funds transfer…

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Ask the Doc

Posted September 20, 2013 by

  Q.  How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A: The Affordable Care Act has no 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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Residents cut teeth on dental specialties

Posted December 6, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Raymond Estrella, 99th Dental Squadron dental assistant, observes as Senior Airman Kelly Balch, 99th DS dental assistant, adjusts the flow of a patients saline solution Dec. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The solution is used to keep patients hydrated during an operation. NELLIS…

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Healing through therapy

Posted March 31, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Every break, bump or bruise has one thing in common: they take time and work to heal. The medics at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Physical Therapy section know this better than most. “Our job is getting people, as soon as possible, back to duty in a safe…

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Ask the Doc – June 29, 2012

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Q: I’m 45 year old female. Do I need to get a mammogram? A: Yes, it’s recommended for ages 40 through 69 every 12-24 months.

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Summer safety wraps up

Posted September 7, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez

Courtesy photo Air Combat Command released statistics on this year’s campaign on Summer Safety, and noted that personal motor vehicles accidents decreased from 45 in 2011 to 24 so far for 2012, along with on-duty industrial accidents dropping from 32 to 22. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command leaders reflected on the…

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The little things mean a lot to safe motorcycle riding

Posted November 30, 2012 by Niguel Williams

Little things mean a lot. It’s a phrase we have all grown up with, and probably, take for granted. Motorcyclists can’t afford, from a safety standpoint, to take anything for granted.

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Anonymous crime tips possible with mobile app

Posted April 5, 2013 by Air Force News

(AFNS) — Suspicious or illegal activity can now be anonymously reported directly to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations using a mobile phone application or by texting ‘AFOSI’ and the tip to 274637, CRIMES, in an SMS text message. AFOSI launched these methods to capitalize on cyberspace capabilities and engage the Air Force community…

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Air Force Medical Service website focuses on Men’s Health Month

Posted June 28, 2013 by Lt. Col. Constance L. Smith

U.S. Air Force graphic by Steven Thompson The Air Force Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia Men’s Health website http://www.menshealthatoz.org/ offers a guide to prostate health and various conditions that can affect the health of men. It provides a sensitive and informative exploration of men’s health issues, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition which involves…

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Pumpkin Patrol ensures child safety during Halloween

Posted October 18, 2013 by 1st Class Jason Couillard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Security Forces Squadron ensures the safety of base housing residents during Halloween through a program called the “Pumpkin Patrol.” The security forces and volunteers from other units provide a safe and secure environment for children trick-or-treating through expanded foot patrols of the Nellis Landings and Terrace housing. The…

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