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Seventy one years ago today, the U.S. Air Force became an independent service, creating a new breed of warriors to own and protect the skies. Ever since, Airmen have protected America from air, space and cyberspace aggression.
Each squadron in the Air Force faces different stressors and health challenges that require unique solutions. General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, is leading an effort to revitalize Air Force squadrons.
Air National Guard Airmen are key to supporting Total Force readiness. Training agreements with civilian hospitals are vital to helping them achieve this support.
Sexual assault can be a deeply traumatizing event in anyone’s life. Across the Air Force, Airmen and their families have access to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or Family Advocacy Program resources to get support and guidance on how to move forward.
One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.

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New Coverage: Dental and Vision benefits On January 1, 2018 a reform of the Military Health System (MHS) began rolling out with the implementation of many of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) laws. As part of these reforms, the current TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) will end on Dec.31, 2018. Eligible TRICARE beneficiaries will have the opportunity to enroll in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) during the 2018 Federal Benefit Open Season, which runs from Nov.12 through Dec. 10, 2018, to receive benefits on Jan.1, 2019. FEDVIP is a voluntary, enrollee-pay-all dental and vision program that offers eligible partecipants a choice between 10 dental and four vision carriers, with some plans offering both high and standard options. Enrollee-pay-all means there are no government contributions toward premiums. Eligible TRICARE beneficiaries will have the opportunity to enroll in FEDVIP and manage their coverage via BENEFEDS.com, a secure enrollment portal. Eligible TRICARE beneficiaries who do not enroll in FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan during the 2018 Federal Benefit Open Season will have the opportunity to enroll each year during the annual open season. The only opportunity to enroll outside of the open season is if a beneficiary experiences a qualifying life even (QLE). WHO IS ELIGIBLE? In general, Retired Uniformed Service Members and their families who were eligible for the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) are eligible for Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) dental program and, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, FEDVIP vision coverage. In addition, family members of active duty uniformed service members who are enrolled in a TRICARE health plan are eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage. For more information on the new program, visit www.tricare.benefds.com
The appointment line automated phone tree has been updated. Patients will notice new prompts and options starting Friday June 22nd. The phone number remains the same, 632-5000, but the prompts have been streamlined to better direct patient needs. You can still press 1 to reach any clinic in the MDG to book, cancel, or reschedule your appointment.
As a reminder the MDG will be closed this Thursday starting at 12:30. Additionally the MDG will be closed all day this Friday June 15th for the USAFE Family Day
Do you have a hard time falling asleep? Maybe staying asleep is the issue. If so, call the appointment line (632-5000) and book an appointment with our new Behavioral Health Optimization Provider (B-HOP). She is located in Family Health and does not require a referral...direct access! She also can assist with other issues like anxiety, mood swings, smoking cessation, weight control, communication issues with a spouse, substance abuse, chronic pain, and other common behavioral/emotional concerns. Call to make a B-HOP appointment today!
Are you pregnant? If so, please consider scheduling an appointment with the Aviano PharmD clinic. Just call the appointment line at 632-5000 and ask for a PharmD appointment! Review the details below to see if the PharmD clinic can help you. PharmD services offered for expectant mothers include: •During pregnancy: commonly used OTC medications can be provided such as prenatal vitamins, anti-emetics, pain medications and stool softeners. Advice regarding medications that are safe to use during pregnancy. •36-week Appointment: the pharmacy is now offering appointments at 36-weeks to provide pregnant women with medications that may not be provided by Italian providers. Medications to aid with pain and discomfort associated with childbirth and lactation are provided at this appointment. Medications available upon request: o Ibuprofen 800mg tablet o Docusate 100mg capsule– stool softener o Witch Hazel Pads – used to soothe swelling and discomfort due to birth and associated hemorrhoids o Motherlove Nipple Cream – used to relieve, dry, sore, cracked nursing nipples o Dermoplast – a spray used on vaginal/perineal area after delivery to help reduce pain and discomfort
Thank you Pace Family!
Due to the Italian National Holiday on Thursday April 12th and an Italian Day of Rest on Friday April 13th, the following MDG services will be unavailable on those days: • Liaison Services • Off Base Appointments Counselor • Medical Translations • Beneficiary Counselor Thank you for your understanding!
It has come to our attention that a telephone scam has escalated in attempt to target TRICARE beneficiaries. If you receive a call asking for your Personal Identifiable Information (PII) so the caller can send you a free cancer screening kit, please report the call immediately. The caller is not a TRICARE representative. https://www.tricare.mil/ContactUs/ReportFraudAbuse.aspx
The 31st Medical Group is soliciting for interested candidates for Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. If you are interested in this potential employment opportunity, please contact Alessandra Ferracin @ base contracting, alessandra.ferracin.it@us.af.mil or 0434-307932.
The Nuse Advice Line is operational again. The line experienced technical difficulties over the weekend. The transfer from the appt line (632-5000) has been fixed for both during the duty day and after hours. Thank you to the patients who brought the issue to our attention and we apologize for the drop in service over the weekend.
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