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Posted June 12, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What is the Nurse Advice Line? A: The Nurse Advice Line is a toll-free number that puts you in contact with a team of live, registered nurses who can answer your urgent healthcare questions 24/7. It helps you decide if you should get care from a doctor or if there are other home options…

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Posted June 5, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q.  Does TRICARE pay for exercise programs? A.  No. By law, TRICARE isn’t allowed to pay for exercise programs, even if your doctor recommends it. This includes exercise equipment, spas, whirlpools, hot tubs, swimming pools, health club memberships, the SilverSneakers® Fitness program, etc. If you live close to a military base, most have access to…

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Airman dreams of becoming Mr. Olympia

Posted May 29, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Senior Airman Vincent Costante, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, performs a shoulder dumb bell press with the assistance of his trainer, Staff Sgt. Travis Mitchell, 99th LRS, NCO in charge of fuels preventive maintenance, at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force…

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Summer safety begins with risk management

Posted May 29, 2015 by Air Force Safety Center Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force graphic by Denise Stephens Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief of Ground Safety, Bill Parsons. KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Increased travel and leisure activities go hand in hand with the summer months, and require…

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Posted May 29, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What’s a transitional survivor?  A: Spouses and children are “transitional survivors” for the first three years after their active duty sponsor dies. During this time, they’re covered as active duty family members and their health plan options and costs don’t change. For more information, go to TRICARE’s Survivors of Active Duty Service Members page….

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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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