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Posted January 16, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I am a military retiree — or military retiree spouse — who recently started a new job and my new employer offers a comprehensive employer-sponsored health care plan. They’ve offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefit. They will also pay for a TRICARE…

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Nellis launches community stalking awareness campaign

Posted January 9, 2015 by Heather Stiawalt

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 7.5 million victims every year.

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Posted January 9, 2015 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A: Visit the TRICARE Life Events page at http://www.tricare.mil/faqs to learn how your divorce affects your eligibility. If you divorce, the sponsor must update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, with a copy of the divorce decree. Your TRICARE eligibility may change after…

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Healthy, productive ways to cope with holiday stress

Posted December 19, 2014 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the holiday season quickly approaches, many Airmen become stressed when they try to figure out how to deal with visiting families, preparing large meals and buying gifts for loved ones. For others, stress can manifest because this could be their first time away from family during the holidays. Different…

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Posted December 19, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover power wheelchairs and scooters? A. Yes — if medically necessary and TRICARE requirements are met. TRICARE may cover scooters — electric-powered and cart-type vehicles — as an alternate to an electric wheelchair, but TRICARE will not pay for both a scooter and an electric wheelchair during the same period of time….

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Posted December 12, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover urgent care?     Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for AF-wide December rollout

Posted December 5, 2014 by 24th Air Force Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information. “I can’t overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches,” said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson,…

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Running past anxiety

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

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I have never been a skilled runner. I’ve always wanted to be; however in my mind, running was an anxiety filled, sweat-stained horror. Distance running has always been a dreaded activity for me. I always felt inadequate, uncoordinated and humiliated for finishing last. I’d rarely been the champion of battling…

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Posted December 5, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I get emergency care through TRICARE? A. If you need emergency care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you’re enrolled in TRICARE Prime or a TRICARE Prime option, call your primary care manager within 24 hours or the next business day after you received emergency care. A medical…

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Posted November 26, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE pay to replace durable medical equipment? A.  Yes, as long as you own it. The damage must be accidental and the equipment is broken and unrepairable.  Also, it may be replaced if there’s a change in your physical condition or the Food and Drug Administration states the equipment is unsafe. Regional contact…

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