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Don’t risk it, avoid being a driving statistic

Posted July 25, 2014 by tomlear

U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis As summer temperatures soar into the high 100s, vacations and road trips are becoming more necessary in order to escape the blistering heat. It is important to remember to be fully prepared before driving any kind of distance. According to the National Highway Traffic safety…

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Ask the Doc

Posted July 25, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“I’m an active duty family member. My family and I are moving to a different TRICARE region. How do we transfer our TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Overseas Program Prime, TOP Prime Remote enrollment? “ A.  You can easily transfer your and your family’s enrollment by contacting your losing contractor and providing information about your…

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Swimming safety serious every single summer

Posted July 18, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

  Airmen are reminded to take all precautionary swimming safety steps prior to jumping in the pool, lake or ocean this summer. According to the National Safety Council, preparation is important for all sporting activities, but especially for swimming since drowning accounts for approximately 3,500 deaths every year. Airmen should also refrain from swimming intoxicated…

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Pediatrics to begin school, sports physicals

Posted July 18, 2014 by 99th Medical Operations Squadron Pediatric Clinic

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Operations Squadron Pediatric Clinic is offering ‘after duty hours’ school and sports physicals. These exams will be offered from 4 to 5:45 p.m., July 23, 30, and Aug. 4, 6, 13, 14, 19 and 21. Due to space limitations, patients will need to check-in at the family medicine…

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Tattoos: Good, bad, permanent

Posted July 18, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Tattoos are becoming more commonplace in today’s society and therefore in the Air Force, which makes it important for Airmen to know what they are getting into before making a decision that will last a lifetime. Getting a tattoo…

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Ask the Doc

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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Hope for best, prepare for worst

Posted July 11, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Death and tragedy can be an unexpected consequence of everyday life. It is important to be prepared for the unexpected by taking every precaution, such as creating a will. A will is a is a legal document used to dispose of personal property at death…

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Be aware, be prepared

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U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Airmen are reminded to wear the proper protection while operating a bicycle in order to reduce the risk of injury during an unexpected incident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, 726 pedalcyclists were killed and an additional 49,000 were injured…

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Look before you cross

Posted July 11, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mayhew

Clark County has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the country, and death rates have been rising the past two years.

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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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