Crutches, braces and mobility devices are now more easily available for Airmen, retirees and their families thanks to a new durable medical equipment (DME) store at the Davis-Monthan AFB Exchange mall.
355th Mission Support Group Commander Col. Julie Newlin joined local Exchange leaders in cutting the ribbon on the Nickes Medical Supply shop May 16. The store offers a variety of medical equipment, such as CPAP supplies, hearing aids, compression garments, breast pump supplies, walkers, knee braces and more.
Rentals are available for select equipment. The new store accepts insurance, including TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and others.
“Welcoming the DME shop to the Exchange mall provides greater convenience to the Davis-Monthan community,” said Exchange General Manager Mikel Hunter. “This store is helping to fulfill the Exchange mission of making life better for our service members, retirees and families.”
The Davis-Monthan location is the Exchange’s 12th durable medical equipment shop on a military installation, after the first one opened in 2015 at Fort Belvoir, Va. The Exchange plans to open shops this year at March ARB, Calif.; Hill AFB, Utah, Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Germany’s Ramstein AB.
The Exchange also offers equipment online at ShopMyExchange.com.