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Help arrives in my darkest hour

Posted August 10, 2012 by Commentary by Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace

Just before leaving Afghanistan in May 2011, I had to accomplish an online post-deployment health assessment and was flagged by many of my responses...

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Security Forces Pumpkin Patrol plans for Halloween Safety

Posted October 26, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

This Halloween the 99th Security Forces Squadron is taking care to ensure safety for trick-or-treaters and the base populace.

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Feel the burn: Avoid summer heat related injuries

Posted March 1, 2013 by Senior Airman Jonathon Morel

With the spring and summer months upon us, heat related injuries will be on the rise. Here at Nellis, the Las Vegas summers can be especially brutal with daily temperatures over 100 degrees.

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Make child safety a priority this summer

Posted May 31, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The summer in Las Vegas is not quite here yet, but the days of consecutive triple digit temperatures are fast approaching. Soon, school will be done for the year and the long lazy days of summer will begin for the children here. With the start of the summer season come added…

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Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center offers flu vaccination

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

The 99th Medical Operations Squadron Immunization Clinic is preparing for the upcoming 2013-2014 flu season by offering vaccinations to all current and retired military members and their families at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center while supplies last.

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Posted December 20, 2013 by

Q. What is the process for an active duty member enroll into a new Primary Care Manager when reporting to a new duty station. A. All active duty service members must in-process to their new duty station every time they PCS. This process will ensure you and dependents on Tricare Prime will have a PCM…

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Motorcycle safety: Live to ride, dress to live

Posted May 23, 2014 by 99th Air Base Wing Safety Office

Tech. Sgt. Kevin Garces, 99th Air Base Wing executive assistant to the command chief, demonstrates the proper motorcycle safety gear for military members to wear while riding May 20 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Critical Days of Summer are approaching and motorcycle safety is an issue, when riding always wear long pants, long…

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TRICARE offers 24/7 nurse advice line

Posted July 11, 2014 by By Air Force Medical Service

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for an acute health problem, so having professional assistance at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The Military Health System’s new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. As of April 2014, TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental…

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Posted October 3, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q:” Our sponsor is no longer on active duty. What do we need to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for our child who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?” A: There are two parts to your question.    1. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, your child needs to have a Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosed by…

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Posted February 20, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: My child is coming home this summer from college. Does he need to transfer his TRICARE Prime enrollment? A:  No.  Getting Care When Traveling During School Breaks You should get all of your routine care from your regular doctor before you travel during a school break, especially if you use TRICARE Prime. If you need…

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