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DOD anti-tobacco video contest open for public voting

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force community is encouraged to kick off 2014 by voting online for the best anti-tobacco video in the Department of Defense-sponsored Fight the Enemy until March 14. Five finalists have been selected for public voting, including two Air Force entrants. The contest videos capture the theme of tobacco use as the…

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Posted February 21, 2014 by

Q.“My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?” A. You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact your regional contractor….

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Nellis AFB Airmen have options to improve fitness scores

Posted February 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young U.S Air Force Airmen run around the track located behind the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 5, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 300 Nellis Airmen failed the run portion of the Fitness Assessment in calendar year 2013. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Imagine…

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Posted February 14, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“Does TRICARE cover breast pumps?” A. “TRICARE only covers heavy-duty, hospital-grade electronic breast pumps for premature infants during the immediate post-partum period. The pump may be covered after the infant is discharged from the hospital or other setting. The physician must prescribe the breast pump and submit medical necessity documentation to the regional contractor. Contact…

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DOD focuses on healthy, active lifestyle for children

Posted February 7, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

With the national rate of childhood obesity increasing, the Defense Department wants to ensure children in military families lead healthy and active lifestyles, the Defense Department’s director of the office of family policy and children and youth said.

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Posted February 7, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“I’m an active duty member starting terminal leave. How do I get health care? “ A. “Before starting terminal leave, you should get all of your routine and specialty care done at the military clinic or hospital (military treatment facility) where you’re enrolled or from your network or authorized provider if you’re enrolled in TRICARE…

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HAWC offers tobacco cessation classes

Posted January 31, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center located in the Warrior Fitness Center is offering tobacco cessation classes to help Airmen and their families quit smoking. As outlined in AFI 40-102, Tobacco Use in the Air Force, the goal is to be a tobacco-free Air Force. According to the AFI, tobacco use is…

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Posted January 31, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“Our sponsor is no longer on active duty. What do we need to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for our child who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?” A. “There are two parts to your question. 1. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, your child needs to have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosed by 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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Nellis Airmen volunteer for search, rescue exercise

Posted January 17, 2014 by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An exercise entailing joint search and rescue capability centered on training members of the Red Rock Search and Rescue, Nevada Civil Air Patrol and National Association of Search and Rescue, lasted one week, split into two weekends, Dec. 27-29 and Jan. 3-5 at the Valley of Fire State Park, Perkins Airport…

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