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Health Benefits Program open season dates set

Posted November 14, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program runs through Dec. 8, officials announced recently. During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire for the following year. Eligible employees…

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Posted November 14, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What benefits are available to me if I were injured on active duty?  A: We have many programs and benefits available if you were injured on active duty. How you get your care depends on your military status. Active duty service members Your primary care manager will coordinate your care. You may also qualify…

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Nellis holds MARE to prepare

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron spray an F-16 Fighting Falcon that is playing the role of a downed F-35A Lightning II during a major accident response exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 28. The firefighters were evaluated on how quickly and…

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Remember to change your smoke detector battery

Posted October 31, 2014 by Eric Mortensen

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The staff of the Moody Fire Prevention office is urging everyone to make a potentially life-saving move when they set your clocks back one hour Nov. 2: Take a moment to change their smoke alarm batteries. Turning the clocks back will already be on the ‘to-do’ list for the majority of…

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Posted October 31, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I login to Beneficiary Web Enrollment? A. You can login to Beneficiary Web Enrollment with a Common Access Card, or CAC; a Defense Financial and Accounting Service, or DFAS, login; myPay Login ID and Password; or Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon Premium – Level 2 – account. Once you’re…

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Trick-or-treat safely this Halloween

Posted October 24, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Chunte Gonzalez

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As we all know, it is that time of year again when children of all ages dress up to have an enjoyable Halloween. With security always in mind, the 99th Security Forces Squadron would like to pass on some tips for children and parents alike. When people come on the…

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Rehabilitating minds, bodies, spirits

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Tech. Sgt. Jamie Garceau, 99th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of physical therapy, works with an Airman while he works on a balance ball trainer during his physical therapy appointment at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Posted October 24, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I know when to seek medical help for urgent health problems? A. Sometimes it’s hard to know when to seek medical help for urgent health problems. Having access to a trusted medical professional at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The TRICARE Nurse Advice Line, or NAL, gives beneficiaries an easy option to…

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Safeguarding, re-evaluating your digital footprint

Posted October 17, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad. Although many depend on these wonderful tools, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital footprint to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online…

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Posted October 17, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q:“I just got married, how do I sign-up my spouse for TRICARE?” A: You will need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, by completing a DD Form 1172, Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card and DEERS Enrollment. Provide this form and any other required documents to the Nellis Air…

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