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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted May 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Posted December 4, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where do I send my pharmacy claims? A: Mail stateside pharmacy claims to: Express Scripts, Inc. P.O. Box 52132 Phoenix, Arizona 85082 Pharmacy Claims: You will need to file a claim for reimbursement if: • You get your prescription filled at a non-network pharmacy • You have other health insurance with pharmacy benefits You…

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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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Warrior Games conclude with medal ceremony, concert

Posted June 24, 2016 by Shannon Collins

WEST POINT, N.Y. — After a week of intense international competition, the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close here June 21 with a medal ceremony and concert, followed by fireworks. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley reminded the audience that the competitors, representing all services, the U.S. Special Operations…

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TRICARE young adult premiums to increase Jan. 1

Posted November 13, 2015 by TRICARE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 21 and 26 years old have been announced. The premiums for TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) program will increase on Jan. 1 to $306 per month for TYA Prime, and $228 per month for TYA Standard. “Offering the option to…

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Orthopedic Surgery: getting Airmen back on their feet

Posted December 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

When Airmen are injured, receiving care in order to heal so they can return to their daily mission, is the top priority to their daily mission.

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Posted January 28, 2016 by By 99th Medical Group

Q. I need to replace my durable medical equipment. Will TRICARE pay for the replacement? A. Yes, as long as you own it and: • It’s broken and can’t be repaired • It has accidental damage • There’s a change in your physical condition or • The Food and Drug Administration states the equipment doesn’t…

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Limiting alcohol for better health

Posted February 23, 2018 by

Alcohol and substance abuse affects veterans more than the average American, and the numbers are growing. For veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are receiving care at the VA, about one in 10 has been treated for some form of substance abuse, with more than half the cases being alcohol-related. While alcohol abuse…

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Milestone changes coming to TRICARE

Posted October 13, 2017 by

TRICARE beneficiaries will soon have increased access to health care through key changes that are set to take place in January 2018. With the benefit set to undergo some of the biggest improvements in more than two decades, beneficiaries will be able to take command of their health care through expanded choices. These improvements include…

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Dental squadron seeking residency patients

Posted May 26, 2017 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Dental Squadron, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, at Nellis Air Force Base is seeking patients in need of multiple dental procedures that include but are not limited to; root canals, crowns, dentures, fillings, gum disease, and tooth extractions. To qualify, the patient should present a need for…

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