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Winds of Change

Posted July 27, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William Coleman

During recent weeks, strong winds have hit the Las Vegas Valley. The National Weather Service has reported sustained winds reaching 30 mph and wind gusts between 40-55 mph.

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Ask the Doc – October 11, 2012

Posted October 12, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: I heard that Tricare will pay for visits to CVS’s “MinuteClinic”. Can I use MinuteClinic? A: TriWest’s corporate contracting team implemented a contract with CVS’s MinuteClinic, effective Sept. 1, 2012. West Region beneficiaries will now have access to all West Region locations of MinuteClinic retail providers located in CVS pharmacies. All Tricare Prime Beneficiaries,…

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New TRICARE copays take effect

Posted February 1, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. E. Taylor Worley

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type of medication and where it is filled. For more information call your local TRICARE office. TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type…

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TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk

Posted May 17, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members. The television announcements have aired since April on the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Network, and are 15, 30 and 60 seconds in…

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Ask the Doc

Posted September 6, 2013 by By 99th Medical Group

  Q. My sponsor is on active duty. What do I have to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for my child who I think has an Autism Spectrum Disorder? A: There has been no change to the existing ABA benefit. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, ABA provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or…

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Nellis community runs Turkey Trot, Great American Smokeout

Posted November 27, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Airman 1st Class Alesha Beverly, 99th Medical Support Squadron patient administrator, sprints toward the finish line at the 5k Turkey Trot/Great American Smokeout in front of the Warrior Fitness Center, Nov. 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The top three finishers in the race for both males and females received plaques for their performance.

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As Nutrition Awareness month ends; eating healthy doesn’t have to

Posted March 28, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When people start eating, some start to wonder how many calories are in this and how much weight will be gained. Nutrition Awareness Month kicked off in March and dietitians are ready to answer people’s questions on how to start better eating habits. “Nutrition awareness is important as this helps…

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Water hazards: summer’s silent killer

Posted June 22, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

With temperatures in the triple digits and the risk of heat related incidents rising, nothing could be better than a little water, right? Wrong.

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Knowing where to request records saves time, money

Posted August 24, 2012 by By Tammy Cournoyer

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In an effort to save time and money, the master personnel records branch staff at the Air Force Personnel Center wants retirees and former Airmen to know the correct procedures for requesting medical and personnel record information. “Knowing the correct procedures can not only cut down on the requestor’s…

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Are You Hurting Those You Love?

Posted November 16, 2012 by Jennifer Diveley

The average smoker tries to quit 20 times before succeeding. Some people are motivated to stop smoking to improve their health. Others say they stopped smoking “cold turkey” for personal reasons. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that it’s not easy to quit! You probably already know that smoking is bad for you, but…

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