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Posted February 28, 2014 by

Q.“How do you access Beneficiary Web Enrollment?” A. Beneficiaries may visit the Beneficiary Web Enrollment website and use any of the options below to log in: • Common Access Card Visit the DMDC website or call the DMDC Support Office at 1-800-477-8227 to learn how to get a CAC or reset your CAC PIN, or…

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Play it safe this summer

Posted May 30, 2014 by Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika

Vincent Tracy, 99th Force Support Squadron recreational aide, poses with various sports equipment May 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis members are reminded to take all necessary precautions to avoid injuries, including wearing required safety gear and staying properly hydrated. From June 2009 to September 2013, there were more than 4,000 sports-related injuries…

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Posted July 18, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“I am a TRICARE Reserve Select member. Will my newborn baby be covered under TRICARE Reserve Select?“ A. Your newborn baby will be covered only if you register your baby in Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and a new TRICARE Reserve Select Request Form is received or postmarked within 60 days from the date of birth….

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Safeguarding, re-evaluating your digital footprint

Posted October 17, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad. Although many depend on these wonderful tools, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital footprint to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online…

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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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Hunters save lives through RPA Human Performance Team

Posted July 2, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

As the persistent demand for remotely piloted aircraft support increases, the burden on the Airmen who fly, maintain, and support these operations also increases, often times leaving some questioning their ability to continue in this rewarding but highly stressful job.

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Beat the Heat – Check the Backseat

Posted May 24, 2012 by By Senior Master Sgt. Philip J. Liberati

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the temperature begins to rise, the risk of death to children left in vehicles also begins to rise. According to figures from the Department of Geosciences at San Francisco State University, an average of 38 children die each year in hot cars. The numbers typically begin to climb…

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MiCare: Controlling your health care

Posted July 27, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

The 99th Medical Group is encouraging patients to take more control of their healthcare by enrolling in MiCare. MiCare Secure Messaging is an online service that allows efficient electronic exchange between patients and their healthcare team.

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Promoting better lifestyle choices: HAWC offers spin class

Posted October 19, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families by offering a variety of classes and services, and one way the staff is doing this is by offering a spin class.

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Spring safety: A little thought can prevent injuries

Posted February 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Cierra Monroe

Courtesy photo The top five injuries related to cleaning are sprains, eye irritations, breathing issues, skin reactions, and cuts or abrasions. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With spring right around the corner we find ourselves bursting with excitement at the thought of warmer weather and fresh air. While you might realize that sports injuries…

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