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As school gets ready to start, remember to be safe

Posted August 8, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. Philip

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Safety should be a priority for everyone as children return to classrooms this fall. It is important for everyone, not just parents and students, to stay up-to-date on the proper safety precautions involving school zones and buses….

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Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for AF-wide December rollout

Posted December 5, 2014 by 24th Air Force Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information. “I can’t overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches,” said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson,…

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Fitness: Isolating triceps

Posted April 3, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Airman 1st Class Chad Glass, 99th Security Forces Squadron entry controller trainee, performs a triceps pushdown with a rope at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 31. Although this exercise emphasizes triceps development, it also challenges core muscles to keep your torso stable at the same time. The triceps pushdown…

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Ask the Doc – June 22, 2012

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As of May 30, the Immunization Clinic is open for extended hours, until 5:00 p.m. In addition, several of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s primary care departments, including Pediatrics, Family...

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Well-Baby Doctor Visits: Why they are so important

Posted August 24, 2012 by By TriWest Healthcare Alliance

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it?

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Ask the doc

Posted November 21, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE pay for the shingles vaccine? A. Yes. TRICARE covers Zostavax, the vaccine that helps reduce the risk of getting shingles (herpes zoster). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a single dose of the vaccine for adults age 60 or older regardless of whether they report a prior episode of…

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Posted March 15, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How would I know if I can continue to have my Primary Care provider after April 1? A. United Healthcare Military and Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31….

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Dental squadron seeks qualified patients

Posted June 21, 2013 by Col. (Dr.) John Safar

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Dental Squadron and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program here are seeking patients not normally seen at active-duty dental clinics for a year-long residency program. The residency program is for new dentists out of school who are undergoing advanced training on selected applicants who have dental problems…

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  Q. What is hospice care and does TRICARE cover it? A: Hospice is patient or family centered care for terminally ill patients who have six or less months to live if their illness runs its full and normal course. Hospice focuses on pain control, home care, comfort, and self-respect. TRICARE covers a number of…

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Posted January 17, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“My child, who is away at college, is coming home for the summer. Does my child need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment?” A. “No. Your child doesn’t need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment. If you want your child to stay Prime while at college, we encourage him or her…

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