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Posted May 24, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are under Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your prime care manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review/approval…

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Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

Posted September 13, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9. Tricia Lucchesi said she encourages service members, families, veterans and friends to…

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‘Knock-it-Off’ campaign implemented by safety offices

Posted December 6, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force is implementing a new plan to reduce instances where Airmen are put at risk. It is called the “Knock-it-Off” campaign. The slogan for the KIO campaign is “If it’s dumb, dangerous or different, anyone can call knock it off. Don’t risk it.” “The primary goal of the…

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Posted April 11, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“I have TRICARE For Life; what are my costs?” A.Most of the time, you won’t have cost shares because both Medicare and TRICARE cover most services. You’ll pay out-of-pocket when only Medicare or only TRICARE pay for a service or when either plan won’t pay. Service Is Medicare Pays TRICARE Pays You Pay Covered by…

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Corrective eye surgery wait times reduced

Posted June 13, 2014 by Capt. William Catt

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force currently offers active duty members two types of corneal refractive surgery to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. Refractive surgery eliminates the need for glasses, contacts, prescription inserts for night vision goggles and ballistic eyewear thereby enhancing mission and deployment readiness. CRS is now offered at six bases…

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Avoid sickness: Immunizations offer disease protection

Posted August 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

The month of August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month to raise awareness for preventable disease and sickness.

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Biometrics strengthen Nellis entry control

Posted March 24, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Nellis Air Force base is introducing a new security program for base access, the Defense Biometric Identification System. DBIDS is a Homeland Security and Department of Defense initiative to manage personnel, property and installation access. The program…

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HAWC fitness coach places in Nev. bodybuilding competition

Posted June 29, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes

Brittney Hunsaker, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron health and fitness specialist, works out at the Nellis Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center June 25, 2012.

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Ask the Doc – August 30, 2012

Posted August 30, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

TRICARE PLUS. . . Q. Will I have a hard time getting appointments at Nellis? A. TRICARE Plus members have the same priority for care at Nellis as member’s enrolled in our TRICARE Prime program. Our commitment is to provide acute/urgent care appointments within 24 hours, routine appointments within seven days and specialty care appointments…

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Energy drink survey comes to Nellis AFB

Posted November 30, 2012 by Major Nicholas Milazzo

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — There is an ongoing study on the prevalence of energy drink consumption among all Air Force personnel, including civilians, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The survey was initiated by investigators at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. in September to understand how many Air Force personnel consume energy…

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