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Remember to change your smoke detector battery

Posted October 31, 2014 by Eric Mortensen

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The staff of the Moody Fire Prevention office is urging everyone to make a potentially life-saving move when they set your clocks back one hour Nov. 2: Take a moment to change their smoke alarm batteries. Turning the clocks back will already be on the ‘to-do’ list for the majority of…

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Posted October 31, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I login to Beneficiary Web Enrollment? A. You can login to Beneficiary Web Enrollment with a Common Access Card, or CAC; a Defense Financial and Accounting Service, or DFAS, login; myPay Login ID and Password; or Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon Premium – Level 2 – account. Once you’re…

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Trick-or-treat safely this Halloween

Posted October 24, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Chunte Gonzalez

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As we all know, it is that time of year again when children of all ages dress up to have an enjoyable Halloween. With security always in mind, the 99th Security Forces Squadron would like to pass on some tips for children and parents alike. When people come on the…

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Rehabilitating minds, bodies, spirits

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Tech. Sgt. Jamie Garceau, 99th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of physical therapy, works with an Airman while he works on a balance ball trainer during his physical therapy appointment at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Posted October 24, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I know when to seek medical help for urgent health problems? A. Sometimes it’s hard to know when to seek medical help for urgent health problems. Having access to a trusted medical professional at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The TRICARE Nurse Advice Line, or NAL, gives beneficiaries an easy option to…

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Safeguarding, re-evaluating your digital footprint

Posted October 17, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad. Although many depend on these wonderful tools, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital footprint to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online…

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Posted October 17, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q:“I just got married, how do I sign-up my spouse for TRICARE?” A: You will need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, by completing a DD Form 1172, Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card and DEERS Enrollment. Provide this form and any other required documents to the Nellis Air…

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Posted October 10, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q:“Does TRICARE pay for power wheelchairs and scooters?” A: TRICARE may cost share on electric powered wheelchairs if they are medically necessary, based on TRICARE requirements. TRICARE won’t cover a power wheelchair or scooter for convenience, or for leisure or recreational activities. Scooters (electric-powered, cart-type vehicles) may be cost-shared as an alternate to an electric wheelchair,…

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Importance of solid workplace safety practices

Posted October 3, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Karen Nelson

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many may see safety as a waste of time when it comes to the workplace. Some may believe that as long as you’re not bleeding, there are no safety violations or concerns, so no need for paperwork.  However, safety encompasses small and large issues. Some of the smaller issues include blown…

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Posted October 3, 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 (ABA) 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 a Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosed by…

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