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Pharmacy provides exceptional patient care

Posted April 17, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With a high operation tempo base like Nellis AFB, the satellite pharmacy here is working hard to provide exceptional patient care to the active duty, Reserve, guard, civilian and retiree population. With construction currently underway at the main outpatient pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, most of…

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Posted April 17, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I’m an active duty service member about to start terminal leave. How do I get health care? A: How you get care when you’re on terminal leave depends on whether you have a military or primary care manager. Before going on terminal leave, get all routine care, including any medical examinations or evaluations needed…

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Posted April 10, 2015 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 or DEERS, he or she can file claims for care received: • On or after June 26, 2013 if married before June 26, 2013, or…

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Fitness: Isolating triceps

Posted April 3, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Airman 1st Class Chad Glass, 99th Security Forces Squadron entry controller trainee, performs a triceps pushdown with a rope at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 31. Although this exercise emphasizes triceps development, it also challenges core muscles to keep your torso stable at the same time. The triceps pushdown…

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Posted April 3, 2015 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. After three years, coverage for children doesn’t change — they’re covered as active…

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Safety pursues diligence to preserve a safer future

Posted March 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

“We want to find a way to prevent mishaps from happening in the future and ensure our Airmen’s safety,” said Master Sgt. William Camp, 57th Wing flight safety NCO in charge.

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Posted March 27, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What’s my priority for care at a military hospital or clinic? A. Access to care at a military hospital or clinic follows the priority order below: 1. Active duty service members 2. Active duty family members and transitional survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 3. Retirees, their family members and survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime…

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Fitness trainer inspires with infectious personality

Posted March 20, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

When working out with Nikki Harris, Warrior Fitness Center fitness trainer, one can’t help but be drawn into the infectious atmosphere that surrounds her.

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Posted March 20, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How do I report my divorce to TRICARE?   A: To report your divorce: • Visit a local ID card office with a copy of your divorce decree; • Fax a copy of your divorce decree to 1-831-655-8317; or • Mail a copy of your divorce decree to: Defense Manpower Data Center Support Office…

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Pharmacy services to consolidate at satellite pharmacy

Posted March 13, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Beginning March 23, 2015, the main outpatient pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will move most of their operations to the satellite pharmacy in order to allow for complete reconstruction. Patients who see a provider at the medical center and have prescriptions entered at their appointment will…

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