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Life of a Warrior initiative encourages healthier way of life

Posted October 4, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Missy Cornish, wife of Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, leads a warrior trained fitness workout on the field at the track behind the Warrior Fitness Center Sept. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Warrior trained fitness event was designed with…

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TRICARE issues statement about government shutdown

Posted October 4, 2013 by TRICARE Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — On Oct. 1, the Defense Health Agency issued the following statement: “We know that those who rely on the Military Health System (MHS) are concerned about how the government shutdown might impact their health care. While we can’t predict the exact consequences of a shutdown on every part of our MHS, we will…

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Posted October 4, 2013 by

  Q. How do I report the death of a uniformed service member or sponsor? A: You have three options when reporting the death of a uniformed service member or sponsor. First, you can take a copy of the death certificate to the nearest uniformed services ID card-issuing facility. Second you can mail a copy,…

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Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center offers flu vaccination

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

The 99th Medical Operations Squadron Immunization Clinic is preparing for the upcoming 2013-2014 flu season by offering vaccinations to all current and retired military members and their families at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center while supplies last.

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  Q. My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?   A: You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact…

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Virtual fitness kiosk provides Warrior Fitness Center patrons alternate workout programs

Posted September 20, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Tech. Sgt. Amanda Rodriguez, 192nd Airlift Squadron personnel specialist from the Nevada Air National Guard at Reno, Nev., uses the “Fitness on Request” kiosk to select a workout Sept. 17 in the aerobics room of the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The…

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Forward medical teams train, provide critical care

Posted September 20, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones Maj. Steve Blevins and Staff Sgt. Charles Orphe organize medical kits after a Mobile Field Medical Team and Expeditionary Critical Care Team exercise at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Sept. 6. Blevins is a 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron MFST operation room…

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  Q.  How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A: The Affordable Care Act has no 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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Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

Posted September 13, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9. Tricia Lucchesi said she encourages service members, families, veterans and friends to…

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Posted September 13, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

  Q.  My sponsor is on active duty. What do I have to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for my child who I think has an Autism Spectrum Disorder? A: There has been no change to the existing ABA benefit. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, ABA provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or…

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