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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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Different abilities unite community

Posted May 9, 2014 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

U.S. Air Force photo Children competing in the 50-meter race pass the Nevada Special Olympics torch at Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas May 1. More than 240 Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases volunteered their time during the two-day event to help unify the community and set an example through fitness and…

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Posted June 27, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“I have TRICARE for Life. Do I have to file claims?” A.If You Have: Medicare and TRICARE Scenario: You get care in the United States, U.S. Territories, or on board a ship in U.S. territorial waters touching the land areas of the U.S. You Need To: Do nothing. Your provider files your claim with Medicare…

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Dietary supplements may affect career

Posted September 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

  U.S service members are held to a high standard of physical fitness. In order to meet, or thoroughly surpass, these standards of fitness, many enlist the help of dietary supplements. Service members cite reasons for supplement use as looking for an extra boost of energy, weight management or increased amounts of protein for quicker…

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Ortho clinic keeps Nellis warfighters fighting

Posted January 23, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

When an Airman, dependent or retiree in the Nellis AFB community breaks a bone, tears a ligament or suffers any other musculoskeletal injury, the Airmen of the orthopedic clinic at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center go into action to treat the injured person.

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ACC suffers six motorcycle fatalities before summer hits

Posted May 15, 2015 by Capt. Erin Dorrance

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.—Air Combat Command has suffered six motorcycle fatalities this fiscal year, which is well past the one motorcycle fatality in fiscal 2014. This spike in fatalities is alarming because summer, which is when motorcycle traffic surges, has not begun yet. One of the motorcycle fatalities was a qualified motorcycle instructor who was…

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Firefighters teach fire safety to kids

Posted April 20, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Will Coleman

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron made a visit to the Child Development Center...

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Fitnesss conditioning classes on schedule at the Health and Wellness Center

Posted July 13, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

The Health and Wellness Center here develops new fitness programs to help train Airmen and family members to receive a proper workout to eliminate the threat of injury.

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