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MFLC Program here to help

Posted June 10, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Military members may face a number of unique challenges related to their service, including difficult duty assignments, long separations from loved ones, combat stress, deployments and others. Many service members also contend with issues at home that may affect their families, jobs, and local communities.

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Posted July 29, 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 TRICARE…

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Posted April 8, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are covered under Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you can change your PCM (Prime Care Manager) through the United Healthcare Service Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for…

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Should My Child Have Dental Insurance?

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lt. Col. John Davis

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — As the month wraps up, I’d like to focus on one of the questions we receive quite often: “Should I sign up my child for dental insurance?” The answer is like many in life — it depends. First, the military offers two great dental insurance plans through TRICARE. For…

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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which tracks health care costs…

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Posted May 13, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is the Nurse Advice Line? A. The Nurse Advice Line is a toll-free number that puts you in contact with a team of live, registered nurses who can answer your urgent care questions 24/7. Nurses will help you decide if you should get care from a doctor or if there are other home…

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Posted January 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Cervical Cancer: information to effectively raise awareness NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — January is Cervical Health Awareness month. Cervical cancer was at one point, the most common cause of cancer death for women in America. The death rate for cervical cancer has dropped significantly over the past 30 years. In fact, it has dropped…

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Creech winter safety tips

Posted December 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

The winter holidays bring family fun, festivities and traditions, but also brings extra safety precautions to take into consideration. Prepare vehicles: * Tire air pressure will drop as the temperature drops. Keep an eye on this for optimal vehicle traction and safety. * The sun sets earlier this time of year, it’s important to ensure…

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Public health exercise tests Nellis’ crisis response

Posted October 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

The 99th Medical Group conducted a public health exercise here with local partners in the Clark County area which tested each participant in how they would respond to contracting or deal with individuals who contracted aerosolized tularemia, a serious infection disease which can be used as a biological warfare agent.

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October observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted October 21, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Airman 1st Class Alex Dyer, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, writes a name on a pink ribbon for the Breast Cancer Tree of Honor in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Oct. 17. The tree allows beneficiaries the opportunity…

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