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Realistic simulator shows dangers of drinking, texting while driving

Posted April 22, 2016 by

Senior Airman Jeremy Berndt, assigned to the 820th Red Horse Squadron, participates in a simulator that portrays a scenario in which the driver of a vehicle is well over the legal alcohol limit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 18. The Arrive Alive Tour uses a realistic simulator to show the dangers of drinking…

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Posted October 21, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How to keep your TRICARE coverage when you are reaching age 65. A. By taking a few simple steps, you can make sure you have your TRICARE benefits after you turn 65. Four months before your 65th birthday, you will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), the office that supports…

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Posted January 22, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Proof of minimum essential coverage for tax year 2015 • The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will report your health care coverage to the IRS • You will get IRS Form 1095 which documents minimum essential coverage for you and your family members • You can opt to get the form electronically by using…

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MFLC Program here to help

Posted June 10, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Military members may face a number of unique challenges related to their service, including difficult duty assignments, long separations from loved ones, combat stress, deployments and others. Many service members also contend with issues at home that may affect their families, jobs, and local communities.

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AF health officials stress need for breast cancer screenings

Posted October 16, 2015 by Lt. Col. Theresa Murphy

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. Additionally, the ACS estimates that one in eight women, or 12 percent, in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. About one in 36 women, or three percent,…

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Posted March 11, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

What is the Nurse Advice Line? • The Nurse Advice Line is a toll-free number that puts you in contact with a team of live, registered nurses who can answer your urgent healthcare questions 24/7. It helps you decide if you should get care from a doctor or if there are other home options that…

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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 November 25, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where do I send my pharmacy claims?     A: Mail stateside pharmacy claims to: Express Scripts, Inc. P.O. Box 52132 Phoenix, Arizona 85082 Pharmacy Claims: You will need to file a claim for reimbursement if: • You get your prescription filled at a non-network pharmacy • You have other health insurance with pharmacy benefits…

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Should My Child Have Dental Insurance?

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lt. Col. John Davis

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — As the month wraps up, I’d like to focus on one of the questions we receive quite often: “Should I sign up my child for dental insurance?” The answer is like many in life — it depends. First, the military offers two great dental insurance plans through TRICARE. For…

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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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