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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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Every Airman has role in preventing sexual assault

Posted April 25, 2014 by Gen. Larry Spencer

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer testifies on the Air Force Readiness Posture April 10 before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C. Spencer shared the witness table with Gen. John F. Campbell, the vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army;…

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Posted April 25, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“I’m an active duty family member. My family and I are moving to a different TRICARE region. How do we transfer our TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Overseas Program Prime or TOP Prime Remote enrollment?” A.You can easily transfer your and your family’s enrollment by contacting your losing contractor and providing information about your…

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted April 18, 2014 by Terry Lowe

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Why do I care? I worked for years in Florida in Child Protective Services. I obtained my Master of Social Work in 1996, and I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 2001. I saw children with marks and bruises after they had been beaten with objects. I saw…

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