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Car fire safety

Posted August 26, 2016 by National Fire Protection Association

Courtesy photo GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you see smoke or flames, or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately. What to do if…

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October observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted October 21, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Airman 1st Class Alex Dyer, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, writes a name on a pink ribbon for the Breast Cancer Tree of Honor in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Oct. 17. The tree allows beneficiaries the opportunity…

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Posted June 3, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What’s my priority for care at a military hospital or clinic?   A.  Access to care at a military hospital or clinic follows the priority order below: 1. Active duty service members 2. Active duty family members and transitional survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 3.Retirees, their family members, and survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 4.Active…

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Getting Results: MLPW April 23-29

Posted May 1, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, that ran April 23 through 29, is an annual celebration that recognizes the extensive training lab professionals go through and the critical role they play in disease diagnosis and prevention and in supporting our goal of Zero Harm.

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Posted March 4, 2016 by 99th Medical Group
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Suicide Prevention month promotes resources, awareness

Posted October 7, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The month helped promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. “Suicide is a growing concern not only for the Air Force and…

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Nellis first base to use Tele-ICU

Posted September 5, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

The Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tele-Intensive Care Unit staff to work collaboratively with the bedside team to allow continuous monitoring of the ICU patients’ vitals.

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Ask the Doc

Posted August 12, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do the new East and West Region (T-2017) contracts affect me now? A. Right now, changes don’t affect you. We’ll post updated information at www.tricare.mil/changes. New Regional Contracts in 2017 The new regional contracts were awarded July 21, 2016. The East Region Under the new regional contracts, the East Region is a merger…

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Posted April 14, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have a direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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Posted February 26, 2016 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 (DEERS), he or she can file claims for care received: • On or after June 26, 2013-if married before June 26, 2013, or • Back to the…

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