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Did you know? TRICARE is changing! Take command: Improvements in preventive care coverage with TRICARE Select
On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Select will replace TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra. As a result, beneficiaries will notice improved coverage for preventive services with TRICARE Select. Preventive care helps you take command of your health and manage potential issues before you experience symptoms. This type of health care allows you to address health problems before they become life threatening. Examples of TRICARE-covered preventive services include cancer screenings and vaccines, in addition to well-woman and well-child exams.
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Mental health readiness Good mental health critical to readiness
Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact.
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This Month in AFMS History: 60th anniversary of Lackland Air Force Base hospital dedication This Month in AFMS History: 60th anniversary of Lackland Air Force Base hospital dedication
Sixty years ago, in November 1957, Lackland Air Force Base dedicated its new, nine-story, 500-bed hospital, making it the largest hospital in the Air Force.
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Default Air Force Logo First Stop Initiative improves access to mental and behavioral health care
Navigating a complex healthcare system and seeking out a mental health specialist can be overwhelming and time consuming. As a result, many are reluctant to address treatable mental health concerns. To make it easier for patients, the Air Force has implemented a program called First Stop Initiative, making the primary care clinic the first stop for all mental and behavioral health concerns.
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein salutes after placing a wreath during a Veterans Day ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, Va., Nov. 11, 2017. The Veterans Day ceremony is an annual event hosted by the Potomac Region Veterans Council. The event featured a performance by the Quantico Marine Corps Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook) Goldfein honors veterans during event at Quantico National Cemetery
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein honored veterans during a keynote speech at Quantico National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony in Quantico, Virginia, Nov. 11, 2017.
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Deployed Pharmacy Air Force pharmacists support deployed missions
When most people think of pharmacists, they imagine a local drug store or the pharmacy counter at their military treatment facility. Those are common locations to encounter pharmacists, but many people might not know that Air Force pharmacists also provide critical deployed medical support, offering their medication expertise in deployed theaters around the world.
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Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results
With 1 in 3 Americans at risk for diabetes, researchers and health professionals at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, found it critical to implement and test the Group Lifestyle Balance program. The GLB program is a diabetes prevention program that was originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh and piloted at seven Air Force bases. The program targets those at risk for developing diabetes, including anyone with elevated blood sugars, metabolic issues, or a family history of diabetes.
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Julie Andersen, Nutritional Medicine clinical dietician, teaches a nutrition class on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Nov. 3, 2017. Nutritional Medicine creates fit to fight Airmen
It’s no secret that sometimes Airmen can fall behind on their health. Things can get in the way whether it be sickness, personal issues, or just bad luck. Luckily the Airmen at Langley Air Force Base have a clinic to turn to in the time of need to get them back on their feet and fit to fight.
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Area high schol students particiapate in a job shadow day at Wrigtht-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio Job shadow program inspires next generation of innovators
Local junior and senior high school students amassed on Wright-Patt, Oct. 27, to get a firsthand look at their possible future. Since 1999, Wright-Patt has held organized Job Shadow Days pairing students with mentors from the base.
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Take command with TRICARE changes Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage
On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
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