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Posted June 7, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. As a military retiree, they are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefit, as well as…

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  Q. How do I report the death of a uniformed service member or sponsor? A: You have three options when reporting the death of a uniformed service member or sponsor. First, you can take a copy of the death certificate to the nearest uniformed services ID card-issuing facility. Second you can mail a copy,…

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Keep things safe this holiday season

Posted December 20, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Johnathon Morel

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire. Keep your holidays safe and follow these tips from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Agency. Safety tips people can follow this holiday season…

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Posted May 1, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“My child just turned 18 and has recently graduated from high school. Will my child still be eligible for TRICARE benefits?” A.Yes. Your child is eligible for TRICARE benefits until they turn 21 or 23 if they are enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning that is approved by the Secretary of Defense, Department…

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End of an era for Warrior Trained Fitness instructor

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley Missy Cornish, wife of Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, leads participants in a fast paced workout during a Warrior Trained Fitness exercise session at the Warrior Fitness Center June 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The session marked Cornish’s final time leading…

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Posted September 5, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

  Q: How do I get emergency care through TRICARE?   A: TRICARE beneficiaries seeking emergency care to safeguard life, limb, eyesight, relieve suffering, or self-risk or harm, should seek treatment at the nearest hospital’s emergency department. If you’re a TRICARE Prime enrollee and use a civilian emergency room you must notify your primary care…

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Posted January 16, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I am a military retiree — or military retiree spouse — who recently started a new job and my new employer offers a comprehensive employer-sponsored health care plan. They’ve offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefit. They will also pay for a TRICARE…

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Posted May 8, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE e-mail notifications? A: To sign-up for eCorrespondence: 1. Sign in to MilConnect (you need a common access card, DS logon or DFAS MyPay pin to log in) 2. Click the “My Profile” tab 3. Click “Update and View My Profile” 4. In the “Email Addresses” section, add…

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An apple a day keeps the dentist away

Posted April 20, 2012 by By SrA Jessica Peterson

The military lifestyle comes with inconsistency in schedules, making it hard to maintain healthy habits.  Long hours, demanding missions and frequent travel can lead to a diet high in carbohydrates and a lack in oral care. Eating foods high in sugar causes tooth decay; so it is important to regulate sugar consumption and practice proper…

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Too Busy? 10 ways to work exercise into your life

Posted July 6, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin and Meghean Cook

TRIWEST — Between your job, your kids, and maybe even your deployed spouse, you often wonder how you can exercise more, or even at all. Perhaps if the day expanded to 48 hours, regular exercise would seem more reasonable. Since that won’t happen, here are some tips to work more exercise into your busy life….

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