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Nellis community celebrates Halloween

Posted November 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

  Airman 1st Class Charles Blanch, 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory calibrations apprentice (left), patrols the base housing neighborhood with 99th Security Forces Squadron Armorer, Senior Airman Jeremiah Simmons (right), on the corner of Bartley Circle and John Chapman Parkway, Oct. at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen volunteered for the 99th SFS…

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Posted November 8, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance?   A.The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members.  If you have other health insurance, the DOD is still the primary payer and double coverage provisions don’t apply. As an active duty…

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Mass flu vaccination helps fulfill annual requirement

Posted November 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Airman Jennifer Pontillo, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, administers the annual flu vaccine to Airman 1st Class Amber Philips, 57th Maintenance Squadron knowledge operator, at the base theater Oct. 25 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The base theater served as a point of distribution for the vaccine allowing the 99th MDOS to…

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MDSS Airmen collect, dispose expired medication

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Staff Sgt. Nakeisha Alexander, 99th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, prepares expired medication for disposal at the Exchange Oct. 25 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Unused and expired medications were turned in for proper disposition by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations detachment on…

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Airmen test performance during occupational physical therapy open house

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Staff Sgt. Corey Terrell, 99th Security Forces Squadron response force member, performs a plank during the second annual occupational and physical therapy open house at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Oct. 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Participants were timed to see who could…

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Posted November 1, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance?   A.The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members.  If you have other health insurance, the Department of Defense is still the primary payer. Double coverage provisions don’t apply. As an Active…

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AF implements changes to PT assessment

Posted October 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has released further guidance on the implementation of several changes to the physical assessment test, which will take place Oct. 21. The new guidance includes additions to the body composition component of the fitness assessment, delegation of appeal authority for fitness assessments and changes to the walk test. According to…

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Affordable Care Act has little impact on TRICARE beneficiaries

Posted October 25, 2013 by Defense Health Agency

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under the health care law, people will have health coverage that meets a minimum standard (called “minimum essential coverage”)…

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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 October 25, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q.  Does TRICARE pay for power wheelchairs and scooters? A.  TRICARE may cost share on electric powered wheelchairs if they are medically necessary, based on TRICARE requirements. TRICARE won’t cover a power wheelchair or scooter for convenience, or for leisure or recreational activities. Scooters, electric-powered, cart-type vehicles, may be cost-shared as an alternate to an…

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