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Summer driving: make it safe driving

Posted June 6, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Summer brings a number of factors to escalate the risk of being in an accident. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the highest casualty factor for traffic accidents in 2012 was “improper driving” followed by “excessive speed.” Accident can’t always be avoided, but taking…

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Posted August 1, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“Does TRICARE cover bariatric, weight loss, surgery?“ A. Yes, but here are certain conditions that must be met. TRICARE cost shares on any of the following open or laparoscopic surgical procedures: 1.Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. 2.Vertical banded gastroplasty. 3.Gastroplasty, stomach stapling. 4.Adjustable gastric banding, only when all of the following conditions are met: • You’re at least…

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Solar energy upgrade boosts efficiency

Posted June 8, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Air Base Wing headquarters building is adding solar panels in an effort to make the building more energy efficient. Nellis is in the process of starting and...

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Help arrives in my darkest hour

Posted August 10, 2012 by Commentary by Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace

Just before leaving Afghanistan in May 2011, I had to accomplish an online post-deployment health assessment and was flagged by many of my responses...

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Security Forces Pumpkin Patrol plans for Halloween Safety

Posted October 26, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

This Halloween the 99th Security Forces Squadron is taking care to ensure safety for trick-or-treaters and the base populace.

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Feel the burn: Avoid summer heat related injuries

Posted March 1, 2013 by Senior Airman Jonathon Morel

With the spring and summer months upon us, heat related injuries will be on the rise. Here at Nellis, the Las Vegas summers can be especially brutal with daily temperatures over 100 degrees.

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Make child safety a priority this summer

Posted May 31, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The summer in Las Vegas is not quite here yet, but the days of consecutive triple digit temperatures are fast approaching. Soon, school will be done for the year and the long lazy days of summer will begin for the children here. With the start of the summer season come added…

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Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center offers flu vaccination

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

The 99th Medical Operations Squadron Immunization Clinic is preparing for the upcoming 2013-2014 flu season by offering vaccinations to all current and retired military members and their families at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center while supplies last.

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Ask the Doc

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Q. What is the process for an active duty member enroll into a new Primary Care Manager when reporting to a new duty station. A. All active duty service members must in-process to their new duty station every time they PCS. This process will ensure you and dependents on Tricare Prime will have a PCM…

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Every Airman has role in preventing sexual assault

Posted April 25, 2014 by Gen. Larry Spencer

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer testifies on the Air Force Readiness Posture April 10 before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C. Spencer shared the witness table with Gen. John F. Campbell, the vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army;…

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