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Victims, witnesses in need deserve VWAP indeed

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With the many different support functions and services Nellis AFB offers, it may come as no surprise that numerous service members and their families might not have heard about a particular service offered by the legal office called the Victim Witness Assistance Program. The mission of the program is…

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Posted May 8, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE e-mail notifications? A: To sign-up for eCorrespondence: 1. Sign in to MilConnect (you need a common access card, DS logon or DFAS MyPay pin to log in) 2. Click the “My Profile” tab 3. Click “Update and View My Profile” 4. In the “Email Addresses” section, add…

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Posted May 1, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I just got married, how do I sign up my spouse for TRICARE? A: You need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System by completing an application for uniformed services ID card and DEERS Enrollment, DD Form 1172, and providing the required documentation to a uniformed services ID card-issuing facility….

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Tobacco-use AFI changes

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Air Force Instruction 40-102, Tobacco Free Living, was recently updated to give Airmen a simplified definition of what is defined as tobacco, as well as additional regulations for smoking in privately owned vehicles. According to the AFI, tobacco includes all products that may be configured to deliver nicotine, including…

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Posted April 24, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Who is eligible for TRICARE? A: TRICARE is a health program for: • Uniformed service members and their families. Includes active duty and retired members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Commissioned Corps of the National…

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‘Eye’ see you

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Lisa Winkelman, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, simulates taking a vision test at the Optometry Clinic on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15. Getting an eye exam is important to ensure eye vision and pressure is good and in the normal range. For…

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Pharmacy provides exceptional patient care

Posted April 17, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With a high operation tempo base like Nellis AFB, the satellite pharmacy here is working hard to provide exceptional patient care to the active duty, Reserve, guard, civilian and retiree population. With construction currently underway at the main outpatient pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, most of…

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Posted April 17, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I’m an active duty service member about to start terminal leave. How do I get health care? A: How you get care when you’re on terminal leave depends on whether you have a military or primary care manager. Before going on terminal leave, get all routine care, including any medical examinations or evaluations needed…

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Posted April 10, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How far back can my same-sex spouse file a medical claim?     A: Once your spouse shows as eligible for benefits in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System or DEERS, he or she can file claims for care received: • On or after June 26, 2013 if married before June 26, 2013, or…

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Fitness: Isolating triceps

Posted April 3, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Airman 1st Class Chad Glass, 99th Security Forces Squadron entry controller trainee, performs a triceps pushdown with a rope at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 31. Although this exercise emphasizes triceps development, it also challenges core muscles to keep your torso stable at the same time. The triceps pushdown…

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