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Robins TRICARE center closing
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Robins TRICARE center closing

The TRICARE benefits walk-in service center at Robins Air Force Base is closing Tuesday, the base says.

TRICARE is the Defense Department health care program. According to its website,Tricare covers about 9.6 million active- duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, their families and survivors.

The Department of Defense is closing all of its service centers nationwide to save an estimated $250 million over the next five years.

They say the centers are becoming obsolete due to advancements in on-line technology that lets people manage benefits from home. Walk-in centers are the most expensive service option, the Department of Defense says.

According to Robins' news release, TRICARE beneficiaries can get additional information by registering for the web self-service at www.humana-military.com.

The base also announced new hours for its commissary: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

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