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Posted May 23, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“How much are the premiums for the Continued Health Care Benefit Program?” A.We update premium rates annually. The current premiums are: Fiscal Year 2014* Individual Coverage   $1,193 per quarter Family Coverage  $2,682 per quarter * The fiscal year begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30. For example, fiscal year 2014 begins Oct. 1, 2013, and…

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Pilot aids downed colleague after mid-air collision

Posted May 16, 2014 by Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika Capt. Gregory Farrell, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon operational test instructor pilot, poses for a photo at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 13. Farrell was recently awarded the Aviation Safety Well Done Award for responding to a mid-air collision while he…

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Parkinson’s traveler runs for awareness

Posted May 16, 2014 by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Col. Marcus Cranston, 99th Medical Group director of medical education endocrinology and preventive medicine, starts a four-mile run May 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Starting April 4, Cranston ran four miles in 44 different countries over the course of four weeks to raise awareness for Parkinson’s…

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Posted May 16, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“What benefits does the Continued Health Care Benefit Program offer?” A.Benefits are like TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Overseas Program Standard with the same costs, providers and program rules except you can’t get care at military hospitals or clinics or have prescriptions filled at military pharmacies. Note: Effective June 27 the Nurse Advise Line will be…

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‘Till death do us part:’ Nellis hosts Marriage Care retreat

Posted May 9, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Guests staying at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa go kayaking at Lake Las Vegas April 26. Kayaking is one of the activities offered by the hotel to members during the Marriage Care retreat. LAS VEGAS — I take you, to have and to…

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Different abilities unite community

Posted May 9, 2014 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

U.S. Air Force photo Children competing in the 50-meter race pass the Nevada Special Olympics torch at Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas May 1. More than 240 Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases volunteered their time during the two-day event to help unify the community and set an example through fitness and…

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Resilience vital to Airmen’s overall wellbeing

Posted May 9, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Physical resilience, one of the four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, is vital to the overall wellbeing of today’s Airman. Physical resilience includes not only active exercising, but also proper nutrition and healthy sleeping habits. For more information on how to increase physical fitness through…

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Posted May 9, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“If I buy TRICARE Young Adult, when will my coverage be effective?” A.TRICARE Standard/Extra and TRICARE Overseas Program Standard coverage is effective the first day of the next month, or the first day of the month requested up to 90 days in the future as long as your application and premium payment are received by…

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Medical experts evaluate air transportable clinic

Posted May 2, 2014 by Lorenz Crespo

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Staff Sgt. Shanika Stewart, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, adjusts IMPACT portable suction unit inside an Utilis Air Transportable Clinic April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The ATC is a deployable medical tent to support 300 to 500 patients requiring outpatient care…

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Posted May 1, 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…

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