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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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Posted September 13, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

  Q.  My sponsor is on active duty. What do I have to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for my child who I think has an Autism Spectrum Disorder? A: There has been no change to the existing ABA benefit. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, ABA provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or…

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Posted December 6, 2013 by

Q. What’s my copay for a prescription I get at a non-network pharmacy? A.TRICARE Pharmacy Copays or Cost-shares in the United States, Including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Options include utilizing a Non-Network Pharmacy or a Host Nation Pharmacy. A Non-network Pharmacy can provide up to…

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Air Force Wounded Warriors Trials 2014 arrive at Nellis

Posted April 4, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Cody Caraker, adaptive sports camp participant, cycles through Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Area 2 during an Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp Feb. 26. The 2014 Warrior Games Selection Camp will begin April 7 with 100 athletes coming from across the United States to…

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Stay alive: If you drink don’t drive

Posted June 13, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Couillard

Airmen are constantly reminded not to drink and drive due to the illegality and safety concerns. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, an estimated 32 percent of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. Airmen that receive a DUI are subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military…

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Posted August 15, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How much does TRICARE For Life cost? A.Most of the time, you won’t have cost shares because both Medicare and TRICARE cover most services. You’ll pay out-of-pocket when a service is not covered by Medicare or not covered by TRICARE or when a service isn’t covered by either. Service is: Covered by Medicare and TRICARE…

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2011 Drinking Water Quality Report for Nellis Air Force Base

Posted June 22, 2012 by anradmin

This report is a snapshot of calendar year 2011 drinking water quality at Nellis AFB.  It is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) which was passed by Congress in 1974.  The purpose of the SDWA is to protect public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supply.  It…

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Ask the Doc – August 24, 2012

Posted August 24, 2012 by

Question from TriCare Plus/Over 65: Q. What if I have civilian doctors I use in Las Vegas? A. You can continue to seek Medicare services from any doctors or hospitals you want because this program does not interfere with you current benefits. In addition, we will assign you to a primary care manager at Nellis…

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Holiday cooking safety

Posted November 21, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Scott Edgmond

The holiday season has arrived and it brings with it all those wonderful meals we share with friends and family. With the increase in cooking, the potential for cooking fires rises.

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Posted March 22, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. My mother is my dependent. Can she see a military doctor? A. Once a dependent parent/in-law is enrolled into Tricare Plus, they will be assigned a Primary Care Manager here at the Military Treatment Facility, MTF. They will be able to utilize any of the services that can be provided to them at this…

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