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  Q. What is hospice care and does TRICARE cover it? A: Hospice is patient or family centered care for terminally ill patients who have six or less months to live if their illness runs its full and normal course. Hospice focuses on pain control, home care, comfort, and self-respect. TRICARE covers a number of…

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Posted January 17, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“My child, who is away at college, is coming home for the summer. Does my child need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment?” A. “No. Your child doesn’t need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment. If you want your child to stay Prime while at college, we encourage him or her…

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Different abilities unite community

Posted May 9, 2014 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

U.S. Air Force photo Children competing in the 50-meter race pass the Nevada Special Olympics torch at Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas May 1. More than 240 Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases volunteered their time during the two-day event to help unify the community and set an example through fitness and…

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Posted June 27, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“I have TRICARE for Life. Do I have to file claims?” A.If You Have: Medicare and TRICARE Scenario: You get care in the United States, U.S. Territories, or on board a ship in U.S. territorial waters touching the land areas of the U.S. You Need To: Do nothing. Your provider files your claim with Medicare…

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Dietary supplements may affect career

Posted September 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

  U.S service members are held to a high standard of physical fitness. In order to meet, or thoroughly surpass, these standards of fitness, many enlist the help of dietary supplements. Service members cite reasons for supplement use as looking for an extra boost of energy, weight management or increased amounts of protein for quicker…

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Firefighters teach fire safety to kids

Posted April 20, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Will Coleman

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron made a visit to the Child Development Center...

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Fitnesss conditioning classes on schedule at the Health and Wellness Center

Posted July 13, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

The Health and Wellness Center here develops new fitness programs to help train Airmen and family members to receive a proper workout to eliminate the threat of injury.

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Rape Aggression Defense System course empowers Airmen

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

With all exits blocked, vision impaired, and a crowd of aggressors surrounding her, the Rape Aggression Defense Systems student sprung into action.

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Complacency kills

Posted January 11, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mayhew

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — We hear it all the time on TV, on the radio, and at commander’s calls: Don’t Drink and Drive. The constant discussion and numerous initiatives, such as Airmen Against Drunk Driving, have hammered the idea home. We all know that drinking and driving is unacceptable. There is another dangerous…

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Western, Eastern medicines meet in acupuncture clinic

Posted April 26, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center is where Western and Eastern medicines meet to bring the best medical care to the Nellis community. One of the alternative treatments offered at O’Callaghan is the ancient practice of acupuncture.

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