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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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Ask The Doc – July 20, 2012

Posted July 20, 2012 by By the 99th Medical Group

Q. My mother is my dependent. Can she see a military doctor?

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Nellis doctor provides unique capability

Posted October 12, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Maj. (Dr.) Jeremy Kilburn is providing a specialty procedure at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here that’s saving money and, more importantly, time.

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Posted May 10, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I heard that the Cardiology clinic is moving. A. The cardiopulmonary clinic will be closed May 10 through May 13 to relocate into the pediatric clinic across the hallway from our current location. The clinic should be up and running by May 14. If you require any cardiac related medical care, please contact your…

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Posted August 23, 2013 by

  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 (double coverage provisions don’t apply). As an active duty…

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Military Working Dog Instructor rides for recovery

Posted November 15, 2013 by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

“Making a difference in the lives of healing heroes” is a motto the Ride 2 Recovery organization members live by and one that Staff Sgt. Brent Olson, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron military working dog instructor, set out to honor during the Las Vegas Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride Nov. 9.

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Posted March 28, 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 the phone takes about…

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Solar energy upgrade boosts efficiency

Posted June 8, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Air Base Wing headquarters building is adding solar panels in an effort to make the building more energy efficient. Nellis is in the process of starting and...

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