Mustangs snap Hounds’ win streak

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS — Eastern New Mexico University couldn’t have picked a tougher place to extend its longest win streak since 2007. Chris Hagen led a balanced attack with 22 points and Midwestern State blitzed the Greyhounds early en route to an 89-69 Lone State Conference South win Wednesday. David Terrell added […]

Midwestern State pulls away from Zias late

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias’ road struggles continued Wednesday at Midwestern State. The Mustangs used a 10-2 run to take the lead for good and sealed a 74-62 win at the free-throw line. Nolisha Markham, a 5-10 senior, continued her strong play with 21 points and Cierra […]

TRICARE benefits follow students on winter break

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — With winter break approaching, many college students will visit family or friends. Making sure their TRICARE benefits follow them during holiday travel is a simple process. To avoid higher out-of-pocket costs and point-of-service charges, students should get care before heading home or elsewhere for the winter break. […]

Midwestern State blanks Hounds, Zias

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University made third-ranked Midwestern State work for most of the match before the Mustangs pulled away late for a 4-0 Lone Star Conference men’s soccer victory Friday night. The Mustangs (9-0, 2-0 LSC) limited the 23rd-ranked Greyhounds (7-3-1, 2-1-1) to four shots for the match, […]

Hounds second in MSU meet

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior Mohamed Noor finished second to lead the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a second-place finish Thursday in the season-opening Midwestern State Stampede cross country meet. Noor ran a time of 18:54.22 over six kilometers, preventing team champion East Central from a top-five sweep. […]

Retired Reserve health coverage launches

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — For the first time, members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60, the so-called “gray area” retirees, can purchase TRICARE health coverage for themselves and their eligible family members with the Sept. 1 launch of TRICARE Retired Reserve. Retired reservists may qualify to purchase […]

Curry County falls in LL first-round

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Gerald Fritz had a single and scored Curry County’s only run as they fell to Albuquerque Altamont 12-1 on Sunday at Rams Field in the first-round of game in the state junior Little League (ages 13-14) baseball tournament. Both teams got off to a slow start, but Altamont got on the board first with a […]

TRICARE implements formulary search tool

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Beneficiaries and providers can use the new TRICARE formulary search tool to find the most up-to-date information about prescription medications. Located at http://pec.ha.osd.mil/formulary_search.php, the new formulary search tool allows beneficiaries to easily find which medicines are in the uniform formulary. These are available at all full-service military […]

Regular colorectal cancer screenings can save lives

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Regular colorectal cancer screening saves lives. Colorectal cancer screenings may be an uncomfortable subject for some people to discuss, but their importance cannot be underplayed. With one in 19 Americans being diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime, the good news for TRICARE beneficiaries is that colorectal […]

DoD policy requires generic prescriptions

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. —Popular generic drugs like omeprazole, zolpidem and cetirizine, which treat gastrointestinal problems, insomnia and allergies, also are available under familiar brand names. While generic drugs are not advertised on television or in magazines, they provide the same benefits as their brand-name counterparts at a lower price for TRICARE […]

Retiree dental coverage available for purchase

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. —Good oral health is an important part of maintaining overall health and a military retiree’s access to dental coverage doesn’t end when they hang up their uniform. With the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program, retired servicemembers can purchase affordable dental coverage for themselves and their eligible family members. The […]

No. 6 Mustangs thump Hounds

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior guards Craig Green and Jason Ebie scored 22 and 20 points, respectively, and sixth-ranked Midwestern State dominated from the outset Saturday night in a 76-57 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs, coming off a 10-point upset loss on Wednesday […]

Zias rally to nip Midwestern State

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior forward Til-Lois Fifer scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and hit the deciding two free throws with 50 seconds left as Eastern New Mexico University’s women rallied from a 10-point deficit with six minutes left to beat Midwestern State 51-49 in a Lone Star Conference South […]

2/13 ENMU/MSU men’s, women’s basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (8-14, 3-5 Lone Star Conference South) at Midwestern State (21-2, 6-2), 7 p.m. (MST) today at Wichita Falls, Texas. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: Both teams lost on Wednesday, the Greyhounds to Tarleton State 73-48 and the Mustangs at West Texas A&M 68-58. Notes: Midwestern State is ranked No. 6 […]

TRICARE officials encourage eye exams

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Maintaining healthy eyes and vision is an important part of personal safety and quality of life. Getting an eye exam is a smart idea for anyone, whether or not he or she has vision problems. Active duty family members can get a routine eye exam every year, […]

Three vaccines now available at TRICARE network pharmacies

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — TRICARE beneficiaries can now receive select vaccines with no out-of-pocket expense at retail pharmacies. For the first time, beneficiaries can visit TRICARE retail network pharmacies to receive seasonal flu, H1N1 flu and pneumonia vaccines at no cost. This expanded coverage is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries eligible […]

Consider TRICARE after retirement

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Active-duty servicemembers must use TRICARE Prime or Prime Remote, but retirees who are not eligible for Medicare may be eligible for TRICARE Prime or choose TRICARE Standard or Extra. Each program has advantages pertaining to cost, location and convenience. If space is available, continuing care in a […]

TRICARE for ‘gray area’ reservists to be offered

Courtesy of Air Force Retiree News Service from a TRICARE release FALLS CHURCH, Va. —A new program will offer “gray area” reservists the opportunity to purchase TRICARE health care coverage. While qualified members of the Selected Reserve may purchase premium-based coverage under TRICARE Reserve Select, or TRS, retired National Guard and Reserve personnel did not […]

Tricare announces H1N1 immunization policy

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Immunizations against the H1N1 virus will soon be available, and people are eager to take precautions. Tricare Prime, Standard and Extra beneficiaries can get their shots from network and non-network providers without paying a deductible or making a co-payment. A temporary waiver allows retired Tricare Prime enrollees […]

ENMU falls short at Kingsville

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has still never won at Texas A&M-Kingsville, but the Greyhounds are certainly getting closer. Junior running back Fred Winborn rushed for 263 yards and three touchdowns, but the Javelinas had to hold on at the end Saturday night to beat the Greyhounds 38-31 in a […]