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Motorcycle safety: Live to ride, dress to live

Posted May 23, 2014 by 99th Air Base Wing Safety Office

Tech. Sgt. Kevin Garces, 99th Air Base Wing executive assistant to the command chief, demonstrates the proper motorcycle safety gear for military members to wear while riding May 20 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Critical Days of Summer are approaching and motorcycle safety is an issue, when riding always wear long pants, long…

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TRICARE offers 24/7 nurse advice line

Posted July 11, 2014 by By Air Force Medical Service

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for an acute health problem, so having professional assistance at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The Military Health System’s new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. As of April 2014, TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental…

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Posted October 3, 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 (ABA) 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 a Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosed by…

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Military HIV/AIDS conference promotes awareness, prevention

Posted May 18, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson

The 2012 International Military HIV/AIDS Conference concluded May 10, 2012, after four days of sharing insights into new ways to re-energize military HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

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57th Wing’s blood drive benefits community

Posted July 20, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

The 57th Wing and United Blood Services will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 19 and 20 at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

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Rider shares perspective on motorcycle safety

Posted October 12, 2012 by By Mic Williams

Motorcycle safety, like most things, is a state of mind....

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Air Force releases results of health and welfare inspection

Posted January 25, 2013 by Air Force News Service

(AFNS) — The Air Force released the results of the service-wide health and welfare inspections that were completed in an effort to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. “Every Airman deserves to be treated with respect. They also deserve to work in a professional environment,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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Posted May 17, 2013 by

Q. Recently in pediatrics we have had parents call requesting referrals to cover emergency room visits at off-base hospitals. Do patients need to have a referral to take their children to an off base ER? A. No, patients do not need a referral for an off base ER. However, if the patient is unknowingly shuffled…

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Watch for buses as kids go back to school

Posted August 23, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Cierra Monroe

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the 99th Air Base Wing Safety office want to remind drivers to take increased care during the back to school season. According to the Department of Transportation, 23 million children ride the school bus each year. According to the NHTSA, 20 school aged children are killed…

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Posted November 22, 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 4. Adjustable gastric banding ONLY when all of the following conditions are met: •…

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