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Health & Safety

Texting, speeding, high beams – a reminder for all drivers

Posted May 1, 2015 by Article and photo by Leslie Ozawa

California Highway Patrol public information officer Ryan Camara was interviewed by the installation’s Public Affairs Office. His comments are supplemented with related highway safety information from the AAA Foundation and CHP public Web sites. Officer Camara has been with the CHP for two-and-a-half years as a patrol officer and the public information officer for the…

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TRICARE News

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Weed Army Community Hospital will be holding a community healthcare forum for all TRICARE beneficiaries in the conference room located at 390 North Loop, Jan. 17. TRICARE beneficiaries across the board experienced significant changes to TRICARE beginning January 1. These changes come with the enactment of a new law passed by Congress in December 2016…

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Garrison Safety Newsletter

Posted June 29, 2016 by

As downward trends go, the Army’s sustained decline in fatal mishaps in sedans and other four-wheeled private motor vehicles is a good news story for leaders and Soldiers at every level. It hasn’t always been this way — PMV accidents have historically been the Army’s No. 1 killer of Soldiers, and while they still comprise…

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Thinking about urgent care? The Nurse Advice Line can help

Posted September 4, 2015 by

When an urgent health problem arises, it is hard to know whether you should try to tough it out or seek medical care. Luckily, TRICARE beneficiaries can call the Nurse Advice Line to get advice on their health care questions. Not all health problems require a visit with a medical specialist, but a registered nurse…

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Health & Safety

Maintenance Mayhem – Breaking the Cycle

Posted May 12, 2017 by Lori Yerdon

Army photograph Although the number of Army accidental fatalities has steadily declined over the past several years, Soldiers are still injuring themselves in preventable accidents. Ever heard the saying, “Be sure to use the right tool for the right job?” That’s sound advice in the Army since most military occupational specialties rely heavily on equipment…

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Health Related Behaviors Survey launches worldwide

Posted January 8, 2016 by By TRICARE.mil staff

Active duty servicemembers will be randomly selected to represent their service branch and complete an anonymous Health Related Behaviors Survey. The survey, accessed online, takes about 40 minutes to complete. The HRBS is used to measure health-related behaviors and lifestyles of military personnel that have the potential to impact readiness. Participation in the survey is…

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Health & Safety

Army advances PTSD, other cognitive research through latest partnership

Posted January 31, 2018 by

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Helius Medical Technologies, Inc., from Newton, Penn., have partnered to expand on early research that could mean new interventions for improving Soldier readiness and resilience, as well as reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

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New urgent care pilot program for prime beneficiaries

Posted July 30, 2016 by

To increase access to care, the Department of Defense launched an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program is for: • Active-duty service members, including National Guard or Reserve…

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New law requires TRICARE beneficiaries to refill some drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or pay full cost

Posted September 4, 2015 by

Starting Oct. 1, a new law requires that all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty servicemembers, get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. Maintenance drugs are those you take…

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On the modern battlefield, ordinary Soldiers must also prepare to be frontline medics

Posted July 26, 2017 by David Vergun

When Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland left Afghanistan in 2013, he said he remembers troops there had an expectation that medevac helicopters would evacuate the wounded within the so-called "golden hour"

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