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Suicide Prevention month promotes resources, awareness

Posted October 7, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The month helped promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. “Suicide is a growing concern not only for the Air Force and…

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Time to get your flu shot

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Col. David Avila, Nevada Test and Training Range commander receives a flu vaccine from Staff Sgt. Mark Butanis, 99th Aerospace Medical Squadron medical technician, on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 29. The flu, also known as influenza, is a highly contagious virus that is spread every year, usually between October and May. The flu…

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Posted October 7, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Express Scripts Inc., the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, will implement a change to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network Dec. 1, 2016. This change adds all Walgreens pharmacies to the network, and removes all CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores. Beneficiaries who continue to fill a prescription at CVS after the change will pay the full…

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DOD makes prescription drug disposal easy for beneficiaries

Posted September 23, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Defense Department health care beneficiaries can now safely and easily dispose of expired and unused medications by bringing them to a military treatment facility or, in some cases, picking up a mailing envelope from the installation to send for destruction of the medications free of charge, Dr. George Jones, the chief of the…

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Posted September 23, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is the TRICARE deductible? A. An annual deductible only applies for the following TRICARE plans. The exact amount you pay depends on the type of care you receive, your sponsor’s status, and rank: • TRICARE Standard and Extra TRICARE Standard and Extra costs depend on your sponsor’s military status: active duty, Guard/Reserve, or…

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Posted September 9, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is the TRICARE deductible? A. An annual deductible only applies for the following TRICARE plans. The exact amount you pay depends on the type of care you receive, your sponsor’s status, and rank: • TRICARE Standard and Extra TRICARE Standard and Extra costs depend on your sponsor’s military status: active duty, Guard/Reserve, or…

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Car fire safety

Posted August 26, 2016 by National Fire Protection Association

Courtesy photo GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you see smoke or flames, or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately. What to do if…

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Posted August 26, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is the TRICARE deductible? A. An annual deductible only applies for the following TRICARE plans. The exact amount you pay depends on the type of care you receive, your sponsor’s status, and rank: • TRICARE Standard and Extra TRICARE Standard and Extra costs depend on your sponsor’s military status: active duty, Guard/Reserve, or…

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Posted August 12, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do the new East and West Region (T-2017) contracts affect me now? A. Right now, changes don’t affect you. We’ll post updated information at www.tricare.mil/changes. New Regional Contracts in 2017 The new regional contracts were awarded July 21, 2016. The East Region Under the new regional contracts, the East Region is a merger…

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Raising awareness for PTSD: You are not alone

Posted July 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

When every service member signs their name on the dotted line to become of a part of the military, they agree to follow orders and even go to war.

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