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Take command with TRICARE changes Take command with TRICARE changes: Enrollments shifting from fiscal to calendar year starting in January 2018
Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. Changing from fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year.
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2017
Adrienne Clark, recovery care coordinator for the AFW2, talks with Program North Central Recovery Care program manager Ronald Johnson. Recovery care coordinators act as advocates for wounded warriors and have the ability to network with both DoD and outside agencies to obtain whatever assistance and guidance is needed. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program provides an array of services for wounded warriors
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, here at the 88th Medical Group ensures wounded, ill or injured post 9/11 service members (combat /non-combat related) and their caregivers receive assistance as they transition into civilian life.
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2017
Lt. Col. Dara D. Regn, Aeromedical Consultation Service Internal Medicine branch chief, discusses a waiver recommendation case with a flight surgeon in the Residency in Aerospace Medicine program at Wright-Patterson October 5. Regn’s branch is currently reformatting their database of more than 1.2 million cardiology studies in order to enable more efficient data mining in what is believed to be the world’s largest database of its kind. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Internal Medicine keeping pilots flying, improves research
The Aeromedical Consultation Service here at Wright-Patterson reviews more than 2,000 waiver recommendation requests for Air Force pilots, navigators and other air crew annually. A staff of approximately 80 Airmen at the ACS ensures aviators get back in the sky as soon as possible.
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2017
Maj. Kelvin Francis, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, Maj. Kimberly Lane, 99th Medical Operations Squadron clinical social worker, and Lt. Col. Dwayne Jones, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, stand in front of the base chapel at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 5, 2017. They are part of the Nellis Disaster Mental Health team that provides services to anyone affected by the recent Las Vegas shooting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) Responding to Airmen who responded: Nellis Disaster Mental Health team activates after Las Vegas shooting
“When people go through traumatic experiences, often times we call them heroes, but it’s common for them to never see it that way,” said Maj. Kimberly Lane, 99th Medical Operations Squadron clinic social worker.
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2017
Battlefield O2 Air Force researchers test deployable oxygen generation
Air Force medics delivering trauma care in austere environments face many challenges. One dilemma Air Force researchers are working to overcome is the need for a mobile, effective, and safe way to supply medical oxygen to treat patients with severely damaged lung function closer to the point of injury.
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2017
Sandrea Hershey, 14 years old, tours a C-17 Globemaster III alongside Airmen of the 437th Airlift Wing during an Airman for a Day event here, Oct. 2, 2017. The event was hosted by the 628th Air Base Wing and 437th AW.  Hershey was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and spent approximately 170 days in a hospital. Despite her diagnosis Hershey kept up with her school work and finished her final treatment last month. Sandrea, her mother Lori Hershey, and her friend Justin Pippin, also 14 years old, met 628th Security Forces Squadron Phoenix Raven members, observed a military working dog demonstration and tested their piloting skills in a C-17 flight simulator. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal) Joint Base Charleston team recognizes teenager’s resilience
The 628th Air Base Wing and 437th Airlift Wing hosted an Airman for a Day event to recognize a teenage girl for the resilience she showcased during her battle with cancer here Oct. 2, 2017.
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2017
. Nellis surgeons, UMC combine efforts to treat Las Vegas shooting victims
Four general and three resident surgeons assigned to the 99 MDG, responded to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada to help treat patients injured during the largest single shooter massacre in modern U.S. history.
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2017
Air National Guard, Navy (Active and Reserve), and Active Component Air Force dentists trained and provided dental care at a field-condition medical facility set up at the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church in Caruthersville, Missouri, from Sept. 13-21, during Operation Healthy Delta Innovative Readiness Training. Military dentists in high-demand during joint-service health care initiative in Missouri
Dental care was in high-demand at the Operation Healthy Delta Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) exercise in southeastern Missouri. Known as the Bootheel, the region is one of the state’s more medically underserved areas.
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2017
Royals are lifeline to hurricane survivors Dover Airmen lifeline to hurricane survivors
Dover Air Force Base Airmen have a proud history of delivering help in dire situations all across the world. No matter the circumstance, these men and women can be on site in a short amount of time providing hope for those in need. The 3rd Airlift Squadron from the 436th Airlift Wing supported relief efforts for Katrina and Haiti and the squadron continues this tradition with the C-17 Globemaster III by transporting essential recovery supplies to the survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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2017
Did you know? TRICARE is changing! Take command of your health: Milestone changes coming to TRICARE
TRICARE beneficiaries will soon have increased access to health care through key changes that are set to take place in January 2018. With the benefit set to undergo some of the biggest improvements in more than two decades, beneficiaries will be able to take command of their health care through expanded choices. These improvements include wider access to network providers, updated enrollment to reduce disruptions in care, and simplified co-payments.
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2017
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