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Pharmacy provides interim prescription refills

Posted February 22, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

The main pharmacy is now providing interim refill prescriptions for those who have run out of prescriptions before their next appointment. This is for chronic or maintenance use medication that meets specific criteria.

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Beneficiaries must sign up for TRICARE automatic payment by May 31

Posted May 24, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve who pay monthly premiums by check must switch to an electronic form of payment by May 31 to avoid losing coverage. TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card, or by recurring electronic funds transfer…

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Posted September 20, 2013 by

  Q.  How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A: The Affordable Care Act has no direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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Residents cut teeth on dental specialties

Posted December 6, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Raymond Estrella, 99th Dental Squadron dental assistant, observes as Senior Airman Kelly Balch, 99th DS dental assistant, adjusts the flow of a patients saline solution Dec. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The solution is used to keep patients hydrated during an operation. NELLIS…

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Posted April 18, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“How do I enroll in the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program? “ A.You may enroll: • By using the https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/bwe/indexAction.do • By downloading, printing and mailing the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program http://www.trdp.org/downloads/enrollment-application.pdf to Delta Dental. Only the sponsor or surviving spouse may enroll dependents. You must pay two months of your premium payment upfront and you…

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Posted June 20, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE?” A.The Affordable Care Act has no direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE program remain in…

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Running toward better health, wellness

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

When someone first hears about the 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health and Wellness Center’s six-week running program, they probably think of a program aimed only at improving an Airman’s 1.5 mile run time.

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Healing through therapy

Posted March 31, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Every break, bump or bruise has one thing in common: they take time and work to heal. The medics at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Physical Therapy section know this better than most. “Our job is getting people, as soon as possible, back to duty in a safe…

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Ask the Doc – June 29, 2012

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Q: I’m 45 year old female. Do I need to get a mammogram? A: Yes, it’s recommended for ages 40 through 69 every 12-24 months.

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Summer safety wraps up

Posted September 7, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez

Courtesy photo Air Combat Command released statistics on this year’s campaign on Summer Safety, and noted that personal motor vehicles accidents decreased from 45 in 2011 to 24 so far for 2012, along with on-duty industrial accidents dropping from 32 to 22. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command leaders reflected on the…

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