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Default Air Force Logo Avoid sickness: Immunizations offer disease protection
The month of August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month to raise awareness for preventable disease and sickness.Immunizations protect Airmen and their families' wellness and play a large role in maintaining unit readiness. "It is very important to stay up-to-date with vaccinations. While it is true, most of the diseases that we
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2014
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE offers 24/7 nurse advice line
Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for an acute health problem, so having professional assistance at a moment's notice is invaluable. The Military Health System's new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. As of April 2014, TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Official Explains Options for Changing Health Care Providers
Making a permanent-change-of-station move can be stressful, but changing health care providers during that time is easy, the director of the TRICARE health plan said here yesterday.In a DOD News interview, Mary Kaye Justis said she wants service members and their families to know there are several easy options to find new health care providers at
0 6/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo Corrective eye surgery wait times reduced
The Air Force currently offers active duty members two types of corneal refractive surgery to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. Refractive surgery eliminates the need for glasses, contacts, prescription inserts for night vision goggles and ballistic eyewear thereby enhancing mission and deployment readiness. CRS is now
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2014
U.S Air Force 1st Lt. Kevin Stuessy (left), and 1st Lt. Christopher Gomez, Interservice Physician Assistant Program students, enter at the beginning of their graduation ceremony at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, June 6, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Graduates of the IPAP are commissioned as First Lieutenants, if they are not already officers, and receive a Master Physician Assistant Studies diploma from the program’s affiliate, the University of Nebraska Medicine Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler) Nellis graduates newest Physician Assistants
Two of the newest graduates of the Inter-Service Physician Assistant Program graduated and commissioned to the rank of 1st Lt. during a ceremony June 6, at the Mike O' Callaghan Federal Medical Center.The students, (former) Tech Sgt. Kevin Stuessy and (former) Tech Sgt. Christopher Gomez made up class 01-12 and graduated with their Master in
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2014
(left to right) 2nd Lt. Daniel Stark, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain candidate, and Staff Sgt. David Day, 99th ABW chaplains assistant, discuss opportunities provided by the chapel with Gregory Valiquette, 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron administrative assistant, during a Health Fair May 30, 2014 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.  The chapel provides opportunities for Airmen and their families to strengthen their overall social, physical, mental and spiritual fitness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young) Fitness center host informative health fair

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2014
Default Air Force Logo Health fair targets path to healthier life
The fitness center and the health and wellness center are scheduled to host a health fair here May 30 at the Warrior Fitness Center.The health fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is open to anyone with base access.Opportunities provided during the event include a blood drive, a showcase of fitness equipment and interactive booths.Many
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2014
Col. Kristen Benford, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, welcomes visitors to the unveiling of the new Labor and Delivery ward in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center May 12, 2014 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The planning for the project began in October 2012 with construction beginning in September of 2013. The upgrades were implemented after patient’s feedback indicated a need for more room and an up-to-date décor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young) 99th MDG delivers comforts to new mothers

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2014
The Combat Search and Rescue Combined Test Force team lifts a mannequin over their heads during the 99th Medical Group’s Life of a Warrior Challenge May 9, 2014 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Teams were tasked with lifting the litter 100 times before continuing on to the next stage of the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young) Medical experts test Airmen’s lifesaving skills

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2014
The exterior of an Utilis Air Transportable Clinic tent assembled during an Air Force unit type code evaluation April 24, 2014 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th Medical Support Squadron took part in an AF pilot program to evaluation the ATC for world-wide contingencies, disasters or emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young) Medical experts evaluate air transportable clinic
The 99th Medical Group took part in an Air Force pilot unit review program April 21 to 25 to evaluate the next generation forward deployable Utilis Air Transportable Clinic for future world-wide contingencies, disasters or emergencies. The ATC can support 300 to 500 patients requiring outpatient care in a remote area for a 30-day period without any
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2014
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