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New Defense Health Agency to streamline functions

Posted October 11, 2013 by Defense Health Agency Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The government shutdown did not stop the official opening Oct. 1 of the Defense Health Agency, a major streamlining effort of military medicine that has been in the works for three decades and signed into law earlier this year. “This day has been a long time in coming, and represents a…

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Posted January 24, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“My child just turned 18 and has recently graduated from high school. Will my child still be eligible for TRICARE benefits?” A. “Yes. Your child is eligible for TRICARE benefits until he/she turns 21 or 23 if he/she is enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning (approved by the Secretary of Defense, Department of…

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Resilience vital to Airmen’s overall wellbeing

Posted May 9, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Physical resilience, one of the four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, is vital to the overall wellbeing of today’s Airman. Physical resilience includes not only active exercising, but also proper nutrition and healthy sleeping habits. For more information on how to increase physical fitness through…

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Be safe this Fourth of July

Posted June 27, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

With the Fourth of July weekend right around the corner, many people are making plans to celebrate with their friends and families. While having fun is important, it is paramount to keep safety as the number one priority. The National Safety Council in Itasca, Ill. warns that the combination of alcohol, fireworks and driving can…

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Through my eyes: surviving sexual assault

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Air Force News Service

(AFNS) — (Editor’s Note: This story is a personal, victim-submitted account of an actual sexual assault and its aftermath. The names and identities of the individuals involved have been omitted or altered to maintain confidentiality.) “That night, my whole world turned upside down,” said Airman…

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Understand your prescription labels

Posted July 13, 2012 by By Capt. Kimberly A. Lowe

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Prescription directions can be confusing for many patients, and misinterpreting the directions on a label could result in serious health injuries. Directions should not be taken lightly so never be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand them. Before leaving your doctor’s office, have your doctor confirm how…

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Five precautions and preventions for this Flu Season

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, wheezing are some of the symptoms that let everyone know the flu season is back in full swing. The flu season can begin as early as October and lasts throughout winter with the most cases traditionally documented as occurring between January and March. “When I think…

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Posted January 11, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A: Signing up is easy. Simply complete a TRICARE Plus enrollment application and return it to the base hospital TRICARE office. Our mailing address is 99 MDG/SGST, ATTN: TRICARE Office, Nellis AFB, NV 89191. You can also enroll in our office Monday – Friday from 0730-1630….

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Posted April 26, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I was seeing a civilian provider and was told that I have to come back to the base hospital. Why do I have to come back, and what other options do I have? A. If medical care can be administered at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, then you must come here for your care…

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Q. I have a concern with my care at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center I would like to address. What is the process for this? Q. How much does TRICARE Reserve Select coverage cost? A. The TRICARE Reserve Select coverage cost for a TRICARE Reserve Select member is $51.62 dollars and the coverage cost for…

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