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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 November 15, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

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 program remain…

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Air Force Surgeon General visits Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, , and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Lambing (middle), USAF Surgeon General’s Enlisted Corps chief, receive a briefing from Col. (Dr.) Howard Reid, 99th Medical Operations Squadron commander, on the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s emergency…

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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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