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Car fire safety

Posted August 26, 2016 by National Fire Protection Association

Courtesy photo GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you see smoke or flames, or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately. What to do if…

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Posted August 26, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is the TRICARE deductible? A. An annual deductible only applies for the following TRICARE plans. The exact amount you pay depends on the type of care you receive, your sponsor’s status, and rank: • TRICARE Standard and Extra TRICARE Standard and Extra costs depend on your sponsor’s military status: active duty, Guard/Reserve, or…

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Posted August 12, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do the new East and West Region (T-2017) contracts affect me now? A. Right now, changes don’t affect you. We’ll post updated information at www.tricare.mil/changes. New Regional Contracts in 2017 The new regional contracts were awarded July 21, 2016. The East Region Under the new regional contracts, the East Region is a merger…

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Raising awareness for PTSD: You are not alone

Posted July 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

When every service member signs their name on the dotted line to become of a part of the military, they agree to follow orders and even go to war.

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Posted July 29, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A. Visit the TRICARE Life Events page to learn how your divorce affects your eligibility. Getting Divorced When there is a divorce, sponsors must update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) with a copy of the divorce decree. • The sponsor’s eligibility for TRICARE…

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Tenth Air Force’s Critical Days of Summer: Strive for zero motor vehicle accidents in August

Posted July 15, 2016 by Brig. Gen. William Binger

NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, TEXAS — As we finish the 101 Critical Days of Summer, I’d like to ask that each one of us use just a little bit more caution than we normally do from August to mid-September in the final days of the CDOS. Last year during this period,…

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Posted July 15, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility?   A. Visit the TRICARE Life Events page to learn how your divorce affects your eligibility. Getting Divorced When there is a divorce, sponsors must update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) with a copy of the divorce decree. • The sponsor’s eligibility for…

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Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

Posted July 9, 2016 by J.D. Levite

FALLS CHURCH, Va.– Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something. When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve healthcare throughout the…

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Heat Stress, Safety Awareness

Posted July 1, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Ware

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — The “101 days of Summer” has begun, and with it brings warmer weather, outdoor events, and barbecues. However, those aren’t the only things to keep in mind. Are you taking care of yourself, family members and pets when it comes to heat stress? Heat stress related injuries and illnesses…

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Posted July 1, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I am a military retiree (or military retiree spouse) 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…

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