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Row, row, row across the Atlantic

Posted March 13, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

Lt. Col. Dan McSeveney, 183rd Air Operations Squadron commander from the Illinois Air National Guard, Springfield, Ill., completes repetitions on the rowing machine at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 11. The fitness center provides military members, dependents and retirees many ways to do cardio, which helps increase heartrate and…

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Posted March 13, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q:  How do I sign up for TRICARE e-mail notifications? A: To sign-up for eCorrespondence do the following: 1. Log into MilConnect — https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect (A Common Access Card, DS Logon or Defense Finance and Accounting Service MyPay Pin is required to log in) 2. Click on the “My Profile” tab 3. Select “Update and View…

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Red light special

Posted March 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Princeton Drake

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — So there I was in my early ‘90s sedan. I was sitting at the red light directly outside of the base driving towards West Craig to start my commute home after a long day of work. The very moment the light turned green, I noticed oncoming traffic didn’t stop….

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Posted March 6, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q:  I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A: Children • Unmarried biological and adopted children are eligible for TRICARE until age 21, or 23 if in college — see “College Students” below. • Eligibility may extend beyond these age limits if he or she is severely disabled. • At age 21 or…

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Fitness: Warrior Challenge

Posted February 27, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Tech. Sgt. Amanda Cook, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron unit training manager, throws a medicine ball up after performing a crunch during a Warrior Challenge class at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 25. Participants performed squat kicks, right and left…

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Posted February 27, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Who is eligible for the Transitional Assistance Management Program? A: TAMP is for sponsors and their eligible family members when the sponsor: • Involuntarily separates from active duty under honorable conditions. • Is a National Guard and Reserve member who separates from a period of more than 30 consecutive days of active duty served…

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Fitness: Lifting weights

Posted February 20, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Lei Govan, a shift manager at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center, lifts weights at the Warrior Fitness Center Feb. 18. Weightlifting can help burn fat, reduce the risk of diabetes, prevent back pain and help fight depression. The Warrior Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday…

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Posted February 20, 2015 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.  Getting Care When Traveling During School Breaks You should get all of your routine care from your regular doctor before you travel during a school break, especially if you use TRICARE Prime. If you need…

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Posted February 13, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q:  Does TRICARE for Life have a deductible? A:  If Medicare doesn’t pay and TRICARE is the only payer, you’re responsible for the TRICARE deductible, which varies based on your sponsor’s status — active duty vs. retired — and rank: Sponsor Status and deductible: Active Duty E-4 and below •$50 per individual •$100 per family…

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99th MDG beneficiaries may see change of PCM due to optimization

Posted February 6, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center is adapting to changes in the Primary Care Manager staff while simultaneously increasing enrollment in the Internal Medicine clinic, which could cause beneficiaries to see a change of their PCM as a result. Additionally, the Flight Medicine Clinic has transformed into a more comprehensive model known as a Patient…

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