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Motorcycle riding gear for safety

Posted October 26, 2012 by Niguel Williams

Anything that covers exposed skin is better than nothing, but there are certain characteristics or requirements of gear that motorcyclists should wear when riding.

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Posted March 1, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE Standard cost me more or less than Prime? A. It depends on how often you get health care services and the type of care you receive. Under TRICARE Standard, you don’t pay until you actually get health care and like TRICARE Prime, there are no out-of-pocket costs for most preventive care, mammograms,…

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Posted May 31, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65.  What changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65.  Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors.  However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Posted September 27, 2013 by

  Q. My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?   A: You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact…

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CSAF hosts summit to address sexual assault

Posted December 20, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III hosted a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit Dec. 11 and 12 as part of the Air Force’s ongoing effort to provide education and analysis on the issue and to discuss the complex leadership concerns sexual assault presents. Welsh brought in…

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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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