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Make child safety a priority this summer

Posted May 31, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The summer in Las Vegas is not quite here yet, but the days of consecutive triple digit temperatures are fast approaching. Soon, school will be done for the year and the long lazy days of summer will begin for the children here. With the start of the summer season come added…

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Ask the Doc

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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Warrior Fitness Center hosts community health fair

Posted May 24, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

The Warrior Fitness Center hosted its annual community health fair May 17 featuring 22 organizations from on and off base to promote comprehensive Airman fitness.

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Summer Survival in Las Vegas

Posted May 24, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

Summer is fast approaching, and with it many opportunities for Nellis Air Force Base service members to enjoy the sunshine.

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Beneficiaries must sign up for TRICARE automatic payment by May 31

Posted May 24, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve who pay monthly premiums by check must switch to an electronic form of payment by May 31 to avoid losing coverage. TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card, or by recurring electronic funds transfer…

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Ask the Doc

Posted May 24, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are under Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your prime care manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review/approval…

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‘Critical Days of Summer’ dangerous time for children

Posted May 24, 2013 by 99th Air Base Wing Safety Office

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Spring is here and before we know it children will be out of school, and we’ll start another Critical Days of Summer in Las Vegas. With the arrival of summer and the last day of school for most students in Clark County being June 5, there are recreational activities to…

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TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk

Posted May 17, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members. The television announcements have aired since April on the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Network, and are 15, 30 and 60 seconds in…

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Roundabouts increase safety when used properly

Posted May 17, 2013 by Tech. Sgt Ramone Hayes

Courtesy Photo U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam A pedestrian and several cars pass through the roundabout on the corner of Fitzgerald Boulevard and Ellsworth Avenue on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The roundabout is being used to alleviate traffic congestion, reduce fuel consumption, air pollution and accidents. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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Pediatric patients eligible for messaging health application

Posted May 17, 2013 by Col. Gwen Johnson

The Air Force Medical Service is now registering children in its web-based secure messaging health application, MiCare.

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