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Sunscreen saves lives

Posted June 13, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Meagan Schutter

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — “One in five people will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime,” according to Maj. Shelley Aldrich, 374th Medical Group chief of Dermatology. That can be a sombering fact for sun lovers and those who like to make regular trips to their local indoor tanning facility. The three most…

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Ask the Doc

Posted June 13, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“Can I choose a civilian network provider?” A.If you are enrolled in Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your Prime Care Manager through the United Healthcare Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review and approval…

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Motorcycle safety at forefront of CDOS

Posted June 6, 2014 by Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Service members await instructions during the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Riders Course May 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The course provides three days of motorcycle training to teach the basics of safely riding a motorcycle on and off base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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Summer driving: make it safe driving

Posted June 6, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Summer brings a number of factors to escalate the risk of being in an accident. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the highest casualty factor for traffic accidents in 2012 was “improper driving” followed by “excessive speed.” Accident can’t always be avoided, but taking…

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Don’t leave anything behind

Posted June 6, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

There are many hazards associated with going on the road and traveling. It is important to remember basic safety tips for car travel such as wearing a seatbelt, getting enough rest before long stretches of travel and ensuring everything is properly packed or stowed. Each year 1.3 million people are killed and between 20 to…

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Summer driving: make it safe driving

Posted June 6, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Every year parents have to bury their children, wives become widows and families are devastated because of vehicle accidents on Nevada’s roadways.

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Ask the Doc

Posted June 6, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“My child just turned 18 and has recently graduated from high school. Will my child still be eligible for TRICARE benefits?” A.Yes. Your child is eligible for TRICARE benefits until they turn 21, or 23 if they are enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning that is approved by the Secretary of Defense, Department of…

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‘Only you can prevent forest fires:’ Southern Nevada under fire restrictions

Posted May 30, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Monique R. Wright

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The summer season is the time to unwind, but not a time to get complacent with fire safety. Fire restrictions were implemented in Southern Nevada on May 16. For more info on fire restrictions go to, http://www.nps.gov/lake/parknews/fire-2014.htm or http://forestry.nv.gov/fire-program/current-fire-restrictions/. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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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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Health fair targets path to healthier life

Posted May 30, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Courtesy graphic NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The fitness center and the health and wellness center are scheduled to host a health fair here May 30 at the Warrior Fitness Center. The health fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is open to anyone with base access. Opportunities provided during…

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