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Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

Posted July 9, 2016 by J.D. Levite

FALLS CHURCH, Va.– Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something. When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve healthcare throughout the…

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Heat Stress, Safety Awareness

Posted July 1, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Ware

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — The “101 days of Summer” has begun, and with it brings warmer weather, outdoor events, and barbecues. However, those aren’t the only things to keep in mind. Are you taking care of yourself, family members and pets when it comes to heat stress? Heat stress related injuries and illnesses…

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Posted July 1, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I am a military retiree (or military retiree spouse) who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. As a military retiree, they are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE…

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Warrior Games conclude with medal ceremony, concert

Posted June 24, 2016 by Shannon Collins

WEST POINT, N.Y. — After a week of intense international competition, the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close here June 21 with a medal ceremony and concert, followed by fireworks. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley reminded the audience that the competitors, representing all services, the U.S. Special Operations…

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2015 Drinking Water Quality Report for Nellis Air Force Base

Posted June 17, 2016 by

This report, required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is distributed by Nellis AFB as our communication to you, the consumer. The drinking water on the installation has been tested and certified as “safe to drink.” The information in this report is a snapshot of calendar year 2015 drinking water quality at Nellis AFB. This…

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Posted June 17, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where do I send my dental claims? A: If You’re Enrolled in the: Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP) United Concordia Claims Processing P.O. Box 69429 Harrisburg, PA 17106 ADDP Claim Form https://www.unitedconcordia.com/non-ldap/forms/addp/forms/ADDP-Claim-Form.pdf TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) MetLife TRICARE Dental Program P.O. Box 14181 Lexington, KY 40512 TDP Claim Form-Stateside https://eforms.metlife.com/wcm8/PDFFiles/41074.pdf TDP Claim Form-Overseas https://eforms.metlife.com/wcm8/PDFFiles/42254.pdf…

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MFLC Program here to help

Posted June 10, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Military members may face a number of unique challenges related to their service, including difficult duty assignments, long separations from loved ones, combat stress, deployments and others. Many service members also contend with issues at home that may affect their families, jobs, and local communities.

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Air Force increases access to behavioral health care

Posted June 10, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

U.S. Air Force graphic The Behavioral Health Optimization Program, or BHOP, integrates behavioral health personnel into primary care clinics, to provide “the right care, at the right time, in the right place.” Beneficiaries with behavioral health concerns can seek care directly through their primary care manager. FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly half of people with…

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Summer fun more enjoyable when safe

Posted June 3, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Paul Fernandez

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summer is hot, especially in Las Vegas. While summer is a time for fun in the sun; it is also a time that you can get burned. Whether out in the sun playing sports, hiking, grilling or at the pool, remaining safe is not always in the forefront of…

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Posted June 3, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What’s my priority for care at a military hospital or clinic?   A.  Access to care at a military hospital or clinic follows the priority order below: 1. Active duty service members 2. Active duty family members and transitional survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 3.Retirees, their family members, and survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 4.Active…

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