The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

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Sep. 23, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and...
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Knowing What’s What: Comparing TRICARE Dental Pr...

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Sep. 23, 2021

From routine dental cleanings to oral surgery, the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) gives you access to a wide...
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Retiring From the Service? Get to Know Your TRIC...

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Sep. 22, 2021

If you’re getting ready to retire from active duty or reserve service, your goal is likely to make a smooth...
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Plan Ahead for Disasters With TRICARE

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Sep. 16, 2021

This year, we’ve seen the devastating effects of hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, and wildfires both in the...
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TRICARE Families Register for September 23 Autis...

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Sep. 15, 2021

Are you new to the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD)? Do you have questions about some of the new changes to the...
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Take Advantage of New Resources Through the TRIC...

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Sep. 07, 2021

Did you know the TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) made changes on Sept. 1 to improve your patient experience?...
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Sep. 02, 2021

Do you want to learn more about your TRICARE pharmacy benefit? If you’re enrolled in a TRICARE health plan,...
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Department of Defense Mandates COVID-19 Vaccina...

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Sep. 01, 2021

On Aug. 24, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memo directing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations...
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Jan. 19, 2021

3 Ways to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Hope is on the horizon with vaccination news and the beginning of a new year. But COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. are on the rise. This means we all must continue to take steps to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is true even after people eventually get vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Jan. 14, 2021

TRICARE Seniors 75 and Older Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Adults age 75 and older should now receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Health System are now making the vaccine available to the 1.13 million beneficiaries who are age 75 or older. These beneficiaries use the TRICARE For Life health plan.

Jan. 14, 2021

TRICARE Provides New Coverage for Low Back Pain Physical Therapy

Do you have acute or chronic low back pain? If the answer is yes, you aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, low back pain is the most common type of pain reported by patients. You can take preventive steps and manage low back pain safely and effectively. As of Jan. 1, 2021, if you need physical therapy for your low back pain, the Defense Health Agency established a demonstration. With the demonstration, TRICARE will waive cost-shares for qualified beneficiaries for up to three physical therapy sessions in 10 states.

Jan. 13, 2021

Get Into Fighting Weight With the 2021 Total Force Fitness Challenge

Weight gain around the holiday season is common. However, this year’s ongoing social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 could present new challenges for those trying to stay in shape.

Jan. 13, 2021

DOD Launches “My MilLife Guide” Text Message Program to Boost Wellness

Finding the right support to ease the stress of navigating daily COVID-19-related challenges can be a challenge itself. To support the military community, the Department of Defense recently launched -- My MilLife Guide.

Jan. 11, 2021

Keep DEERS Updated as New Plan Year Begins

Did you or your family member experience a change last year that may qualify a DEERS update? As 2021 begins, be sure your and your family’s information is up to date in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS.

Jan. 7, 2021

Online Enrollment for TRICARE Overseas Plans Now Available

Are you a TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) beneficiary? If so, you’ll be pleased to know you have a new way you can enroll in your health plan. Online enrollment through Beneficiary Web Enrollment (BWE) is now available for overseas plans on milConnect.

Jan. 5, 2021

Coronavirus: DOD Response

The Defense Department is working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

Dec. 29, 2020

Get Your Flu Shot for Free with TRICARE

If you haven’t had your flu shot yet, it’s not too late. Military hospitals and clinics are receiving the remainder of their annual flu vaccines now. If you don’t normally get your care at a military hospital or clinic, remember you can still get your flu shot for free in other ways. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older gets a flu vaccine annually.

Dec. 23, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Distributed in Phases to TRICARE Members

The COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available for you and your family. The Department of Defense (DoD), in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will provide COVID-19 vaccines in phases.

Learn More about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Vaccine.