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Biometrics strengthen Nellis entry control

Posted March 24, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Nellis Air Force base is introducing a new security program for base access, the Defense Biometric Identification System. DBIDS is a Homeland Security and Department of Defense initiative to manage personnel, property and installation access. The program…

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HAWC fitness coach places in Nev. bodybuilding competition

Posted June 29, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes

Brittney Hunsaker, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron health and fitness specialist, works out at the Nellis Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center June 25, 2012.

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Ask the Doc – August 30, 2012

Posted August 30, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

TRICARE PLUS. . . Q. Will I have a hard time getting appointments at Nellis? A. TRICARE Plus members have the same priority for care at Nellis as member’s enrolled in our TRICARE Prime program. Our commitment is to provide acute/urgent care appointments within 24 hours, routine appointments within seven days and specialty care appointments…

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Energy drink survey comes to Nellis AFB

Posted November 30, 2012 by Major Nicholas Milazzo

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — There is an ongoing study on the prevalence of energy drink consumption among all Air Force personnel, including civilians, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The survey was initiated by investigators at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. in September to understand how many Air Force personnel consume energy…

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Posted March 29, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. They are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefits, as well as pay for a TRICARE…

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Protect your children from UV rays

Posted June 28, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

The desert sun can be dangerous to anyone within its reach, but children’s skin is more vulnerable to harmful ultraviolet rays than the average adult.

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Posted October 18, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover weight loss bariatric 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 i.e., adjustable LAP-BAND® ONLY when all of…

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Posted January 31, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“Our sponsor is no longer on active duty. What do we need to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for our child who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?” A. “There are two parts to your question. 1. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, your child needs to have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosed by a…

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Six ways to manage your health care on the go

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Brian P. Smith

TRIWEST — You can manage your family’s health care without being parked in front of your computer all day. TriWest Healthcare Alliance has the mobile tools that let you get to your information whenever and wherever you need. You have your phone with you – why not put it to work? Start at TriWest.com/GoMobile and…

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Ask the Doc – July 13, 2012

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Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider?

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