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Ask the Doc

Posted June 27, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“I have TRICARE for Life. Do I have to file claims?” A.If You Have: Medicare and TRICARE Scenario: You get care in the United States, U.S. Territories, or on board a ship in U.S. territorial waters touching the land areas of the U.S. You Need To: Do nothing. Your provider files your claim with Medicare…

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Dietary supplements may affect career

Posted September 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

  U.S service members are held to a high standard of physical fitness. In order to meet, or thoroughly surpass, these standards of fitness, many enlist the help of dietary supplements. Service members cite reasons for supplement use as looking for an extra boost of energy, weight management or increased amounts of protein for quicker…

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Ortho clinic keeps Nellis warfighters fighting

Posted January 23, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

When an Airman, dependent or retiree in the Nellis AFB community breaks a bone, tears a ligament or suffers any other musculoskeletal injury, the Airmen of the orthopedic clinic at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center go into action to treat the injured person.

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ACC suffers six motorcycle fatalities before summer hits

Posted May 15, 2015 by Capt. Erin Dorrance

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.—Air Combat Command has suffered six motorcycle fatalities this fiscal year, which is well past the one motorcycle fatality in fiscal 2014. This spike in fatalities is alarming because summer, which is when motorcycle traffic surges, has not begun yet. One of the motorcycle fatalities was a qualified motorcycle instructor who was…

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Firefighters teach fire safety to kids

Posted April 20, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Will Coleman

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron made a visit to the Child Development Center...

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Fitnesss conditioning classes on schedule at the Health and Wellness Center

Posted July 13, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

The Health and Wellness Center here develops new fitness programs to help train Airmen and family members to receive a proper workout to eliminate the threat of injury.

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Rape Aggression Defense System course empowers Airmen

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

With all exits blocked, vision impaired, and a crowd of aggressors surrounding her, the Rape Aggression Defense Systems student sprung into action.

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Complacency kills

Posted January 11, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mayhew

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — We hear it all the time on TV, on the radio, and at commander’s calls: Don’t Drink and Drive. The constant discussion and numerous initiatives, such as Airmen Against Drunk Driving, have hammered the idea home. We all know that drinking and driving is unacceptable. There is another dangerous…

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Western, Eastern medicines meet in acupuncture clinic

Posted April 26, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center is where Western and Eastern medicines meet to bring the best medical care to the Nellis community. One of the alternative treatments offered at O’Callaghan is the ancient practice of acupuncture.

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Pilot program enhances Autism care, treatment

Posted July 26, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A congressionally mandated pilot program set to launch July 25 will enhance an existing Defense Department program that provides care and treatment for military children with autism, a senior DOD official said. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs and director of the TRICARE Management Activity met with reporters yesterday…

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