Preventive Care for a Healthy, Happy New Year

As we start 2015, a popular trend is to make New Year’s resolutions. Some resolutions are physical, like losing weight, while others are behavioral, like ‘stop procrastinating’ or ‘be more positive’. No matter which resolutions beneficiaries make, TRICARE recommends they put their health first and start the year off with preventive care services.

Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime may receive clinical preventive services from their primary care manager or from any network provider without a referral or authorization at no cost. For those who use TRICARE Standard or Extra or are enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select, or TRICARE Retired Reserve, there are no cost shares for the following clinical preventive services:

  • Breast cancer screenings
  • Cervical cancer screenings
  • Colorectal cancer screenings
  • Prostate cancer screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits for children under age 6

For beneficiaries who use TRICARE Standard, cost shares apply to other preventive services, unless they’re preformed during the same visit as the covered services listed above. If eligible for TRICARE For Life, beneficiaries pay nothing out-of-pocket for services covered by both Medicare and TRICARE. For more information about TRICARE’s preventive care coverage, visit

Tax season coming

Tax Season is coming soon! Anyone interested in volunteering for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program please call LN2 Granil or Ural Dean at (559) 998-2800, or stop by the Legal Assistance office located in Bldg. 730. Training is available and no prior experience is necessary!

FRA Branch 261 Events

The FRA, Branch 261, located at 788 East D Street in Lemoore, is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. All active duty, reservists, honorably discharged veterans and retirees of the Sea Services (Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) are eligible for membership. For more information on how to sign up, stop in and talk to one of our shipmates at the Branch home.

Hall Rental available for Members

The following events are open to the general public:

  • Club 261 Hours: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 3 p.m. - ??, Friday & Saturday 12 p.m. - 1 a.m., Sun 10 - ?? (NFL Season). NOTE: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sun closing time is dependent on number of patrons.

Come out and meet the Shipmates and enjoy the camaraderie!

  • Club 261 now has the NFL Ticket and 5 TV’s to watch your favorite team!
  • Spaghetti Dinner! Friday, Jan. 9 from 5-8 p.m. $8 per person (tickets available at the Club).
  • First annual Stew Cookoff! Sunday, Jan. 11 from 12-2 p.m. See if your stew can hold up against the others! Don’t cook, a $5 donation will get you a delicious meal!
  • Quarterly Breakfast returns! Sunday, Jan. 25, 8-11 a.m. Omelets/Eggs to order and a full buffet line! $8 per person, $4 for kids under 10. Best in town!

Branch and Unit (Auxiliary) 261 meet on the second Friday of the Month at 5:30 p.m. at the Branch Home on D Street.

Freelance writers wanted

The Lemoore Navy News, Kings County’s dedicated military newspaper, is seeking freelance writers to cover events, happenings, and human interest stories at Naval Air Station Lemoore.

If you have a passion for the community you live in and a desire to share that enthusiasm with others, please send your resume, along with any writing samples or clips you may have already published, to

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For more information, email or call (559) 355-8846.

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