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Posted May 22, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: My child is coming home this summer from college. Does he need to transfer his TRICARE Prime enrollment? A: No. You should get all of your routine care from your regular doctor before you travel during a school break, especially if you use TRICARE Prime. If you need to see a doctor when traveling,…

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Cardiopulmonary clinic provides best patient care

Posted May 15, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

When a member in the Nellis AFB community has any heart or lung related issues such as asthma, heart or lung diseases, the cardiopulmonary clinic here steps in to identify and serve patients with the best patient care.

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ACC suffers six motorcycle fatalities before summer hits

Posted May 15, 2015 by Capt. Erin Dorrance

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.—Air Combat Command has suffered six motorcycle fatalities this fiscal year, which is well past the one motorcycle fatality in fiscal 2014. This spike in fatalities is alarming because summer, which is when motorcycle traffic surges, has not begun yet. One of the motorcycle fatalities was a qualified motorcycle instructor who was…

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Posted May 15, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How do I check the status of my referral or authorization? A: Call your regional contractor or visit your regional contractor’s website (see below).  Make sure to check the number of visits and expiration date for each referral. • North Region: Health Net Federal Services • South Region: Humana Military Healthcare Services • West…

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Victims, witnesses in need deserve VWAP indeed

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With the many different support functions and services Nellis AFB offers, it may come as no surprise that numerous service members and their families might not have heard about a particular service offered by the legal office called the Victim Witness Assistance Program. The mission of the program is…

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Posted May 8, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE e-mail notifications? A: To sign-up for eCorrespondence: 1. Sign in to MilConnect (you need a common access card, DS logon or DFAS MyPay pin to log in) 2. Click the “My Profile” tab 3. Click “Update and View My Profile” 4. In the “Email Addresses” section, add…

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Posted May 1, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I just got married, how do I sign up my spouse for TRICARE? A: You need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System by completing an application for uniformed services ID card and DEERS Enrollment, DD Form 1172, and providing the required documentation to a uniformed services ID card-issuing facility….

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Tobacco-use AFI changes

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Air Force Instruction 40-102, Tobacco Free Living, was recently updated to give Airmen a simplified definition of what is defined as tobacco, as well as additional regulations for smoking in privately owned vehicles. According to the AFI, tobacco includes all products that may be configured to deliver nicotine, including…

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Posted April 24, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Who is eligible for TRICARE? A: TRICARE is a health program for: • Uniformed service members and their families. Includes active duty and retired members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Commissioned Corps of the National…

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‘Eye’ see you

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Lisa Winkelman, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, simulates taking a vision test at the Optometry Clinic on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15. Getting an eye exam is important to ensure eye vision and pressure is good and in the normal range. For…

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