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BOMC … what’s new in Air Force Medicine

Posted April 1, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group’s Base Operational Medicine Cell is a new way of delivering operational and occupational medicine to Airmen while continuing to deliver injury and illness care through assigned primary care managers in the manner everyone is accustomed too. In bringing the Air Force Medical Service in line…

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Exchange has military motorcyclists covered with personal protective equipment

Posted April 1, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

Courtesy photo DALLAS—With the weather warming up to ideal outdoor activity temperatures this spring, many Soldiers and Airmen are taking to motorcycles as their recreational activity of choice. But riding a motorcycle isn’t without its dangers: According to a 2015 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,668 fatal motorcycle crashes on…

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Posted March 25, 2016 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. For information on how your son receives care while at home, visit our Getting Care During School Breaks page. Getting Care When Traveling During School Breaks You should get all of your routine care…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
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Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Posted March 11, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

What you eat matters, especially if you want to perform your best.

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Posted March 11, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

What is the Nurse Advice Line? • The Nurse Advice Line is a toll-free number that puts you in contact with a team of live, registered nurses who can answer your urgent healthcare questions 24/7. It helps you decide if you should get care from a doctor or if there are other home options that…

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Posted March 4, 2016 by 99th Medical Group
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Security Incidents, a Year in Review

Posted February 26, 2016 by Kimberly McGlade

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — 2015 proved to be a year of catastrophic electronic security breaches in the United States, with electronic media being one of the biggest contributors to violations of security procedures. Last year, we saw an Office of Personnel Management data breach of approximately 20 million government employees’ background investigation information….

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Posted February 26, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How far back can my same-sex spouse file a medical claim?  A. Once your spouse shows as eligible for benefits in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), he or she can file claims for care received: • On or after June 26, 2013-if married before June 26, 2013, or • Back to the…

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Posted February 19, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q.  What’s a transitional survivor?   A.  Spouses and children are “transitional survivors” for the first three years after their active duty sponsor dies.  During this time, they’re covered as active duty family members and their health plan options and costs don’t change. For more information, go to TRICARE’s Survivors of Active Duty Service Members…

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Posted February 12, 2016 by

Proof of Minimum Essential Coverage For Tax Year 2015 • The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will report your health care coverage to the IRS • You will get IRS Form 1095 which documents minimum essential coverage for you and your family members • You can opt to get the form electronically by using…

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