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Posted August 9, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

  Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. Can I see a doctor or supplier who doesn’t provide services through Medicare? A. Yes, you can see a doctor or supplier but your out-of-pocket expenses are higher. If you sign a private contract with your doctor or supplier Medicare won’t pay any amount for the services you…

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Nellis community celebrates Halloween

Posted November 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

  Airman 1st Class Charles Blanch, 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory calibrations apprentice (left), patrols the base housing neighborhood with 99th Security Forces Squadron Armorer, Senior Airman Jeremiah Simmons (right), on the corner of Bartley Circle and John Chapman Parkway, Oct. at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen volunteered for the 99th SFS…

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Posted March 14, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“How do I transfer my prescriptions from my local retail pharmacy to TRICARE’s home delivery option?   “ A. Transferring your prescriptions to home delivery is easy! Call the Express Scripts Member Choice Center at 1-877-363-1433 and they will call your provider to get a new written prescription for home delivery. Transferring your prescriptions over…

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Posted June 6, 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 of…

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Swimming safety serious every single summer

Posted July 18, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

  Airmen are reminded to take all precautionary swimming safety steps prior to jumping in the pool, lake or ocean this summer. According to the National Safety Council, preparation is important for all sporting activities, but especially for swimming since drowning accounts for approximately 3,500 deaths every year. Airmen should also refrain from swimming intoxicated…

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Air Force safety officials launch Critical Days of Summer website

Posted June 1, 2012 by By Brian Raphael

May 25th marked the first day of the Critical Days of Summer safety campaign. The summer is a welcome time of year marked by warmer weather and increased participation in outdoor activities.

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DOD, VA release mobile app targeting post-traumatic stress

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The app is called PE Coach; PE stands for “prolonged exposure.” Psychologists at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, known as T2, and the VA National…

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99th Medical Operations Squadron holds physical therapy open house

Posted October 26, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Tech Sgt. Janie Garceau, 99th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy NCO in charge, shows Staff Sgt. Rebecca Smen, 99th MDOS physical therapy technician, how to use a Biodex Balance System during a physical therapy open house Oct. 19, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen of the 99th MDOS physical therapy section use the…

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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted February 22, 2013 by Capt. (Dr.) Courtney Burrill and Maj. (Dr.) Nathan Krivitzky

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many parents don’t realize the importance of baby teeth and think it’s probably OK if the teeth get a cavity or two because they’ll just end up falling out. Not so! Most people don’t think of cavities for what they really are — a visible sign of an infection….

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Summer Survival in Las Vegas

Posted May 24, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

Summer is fast approaching, and with it many opportunities for Nellis Air Force Base service members to enjoy the sunshine.

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