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Boating in style: Life jackets save lives

Posted July 3, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Couillard

Airmen are reminded to wear a life jacket while operating or riding on personal watercraft to help increase their risk of survival in case of an emergency. According to the Personal Flotation Device Manufacturers Association, nine out of ten drowning’s occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety and involving boats under…

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Posted September 19, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q:  Does TRICARE cover custodial care?   A:  No. Custodial care (care provided for someone’s daily needs such as eating, dressing, or providing a place to sleep, as opposed to taking care of their medical needs), whether provided in an institution or home, isn’t covered. Some aspects of the care may be covered, such as…

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AF leaders gather to address sexual assault prevention, response

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Tech. Sgt. Jess D. Harvey

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.) Air Force leaders from around the globe gathered at the 2012 Sexual Assault Prevention...

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Nurses needed

Posted July 20, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

The 99th Medical Group is looking to expand their nursing staff. After upgrading to the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center...

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Nellis Creech, NTTR excel during safety inspection

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis, Creech and the Nevada Test and Training Range completed an external Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment and Management Program inspection that ran Sept.17 to 21. ESOHCAMP is a management tool used to assist base leadership in managing their environmental, safety and occupational health programs more effectively…

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Posted January 18, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A: Signing up is easy. Simply complete a TRICARE Plus enrollment application and return it to the base hospital TRICARE office. Our mailing address is 99 MDG/SGST, ATTN: TRICARE Office, Nellis AFB, NV 89191. You can also enroll in our office Monday – Friday from 7:30…

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Danger: Be aware of expired medications

Posted April 26, 2013 by Airman First Class Timothy Young

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Unused and expired medications can be harmful to public and environmental safety if not properly handled. Many people are unaware of the laws associated with properly disposing and handling unused and expired medications. Prescription medications can be just as dangerous as street drugs without the prescription and doctor’s supervision,…

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Posted August 9, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

  Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. Can I see a doctor or supplier who doesn’t provide services through Medicare? A. Yes, you can see a doctor or supplier but your out-of-pocket expenses are higher. If you sign a private contract with your doctor or supplier Medicare won’t pay any amount for the services you…

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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 March 14, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“How do I transfer my prescriptions from my local retail pharmacy to TRICARE’s home delivery option?   “ A. Transferring your prescriptions to home delivery is easy! Call the Express Scripts Member Choice Center at 1-877-363-1433 and they will call your provider to get a new written prescription for home delivery. Transferring your prescriptions over…

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