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DOD anti-tobacco video contest open for public voting

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force community is encouraged to kick off 2014 by voting online for the best anti-tobacco video in the Department of Defense-sponsored Fight the Enemy until March 14. Five finalists have been selected for public voting, including two Air Force entrants. The contest videos capture the theme of tobacco use as the…

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‘Only you can prevent forest fires:’ Southern Nevada under fire restrictions

Posted May 30, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Monique R. Wright

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The summer season is the time to unwind, but not a time to get complacent with fire safety. Fire restrictions were implemented in Southern Nevada on May 16. For more info on fire restrictions go to, http://www.nps.gov/lake/parknews/fire-2014.htm or http://forestry.nv.gov/fire-program/current-fire-restrictions/. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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Hope for best, prepare for worst

Posted July 11, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Death and tragedy can be an unexpected consequence of everyday life. It is important to be prepared for the unexpected by taking every precaution, such as creating a will. A will is a is a legal document used to dispose of personal property at death…

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Ask the Doc

Posted October 10, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q:“Does TRICARE pay for power wheelchairs and scooters?” A: TRICARE may cost share on electric powered wheelchairs if they are medically necessary, based on TRICARE requirements. TRICARE won’t cover a power wheelchair or scooter for convenience, or for leisure or recreational activities. Scooters (electric-powered, cart-type vehicles) may be cost-shared as an alternate to an electric wheelchair,…

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Phishing scam targets military cardholders

Posted May 24, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A scam affecting military personnel led the Nellis finance office to issue a warning of a virus threat. Air Force government travel card contractor Citi reported to the Air Force that a bogus email designed to resemble Citi’s own correspondence was being circulated in…

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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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