Events

March 31, 2012

Community Happenings March 31, 2012


Nellis agencies with posted event calendars, go to www.nellis.af.mil/eventcalendars. asp.

 

Deployed, extended military members to receive discounted water/sewer rates: The Clark County Water Reclamation District, through a partnership with Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases Public Partnerships Office and the Legal Office will offer a reduced “Military Relief Rate” to members of the Armed Forces whose homes will be unoccupied due to military orders. Generally, this time period should be for more than one month. There is no outer time limit for the discount; it will apply for the duration of the orders. Since the discount is being offered through Clark County Water Reclamation District, this policy applies primarily to homes in unincorporated areas of Clark County only. Members who receive utility service/ billing from the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, or Henderson are not eligible for the discounted rate. To secure the reduced rate, military members can obtain a copy of the form from the Legal Office, the Airman and Family Readiness Center, or the Clark County Water Reclamation District offices at 5857 E. Flamingo Drive. The form and a copy of military orders should be filed with the Clark County Water Reclamation District. For more information, please contact the Legal Office in building 18, the Airman and Family Readiness Center, or your First Sergeant.

Releasing information to the public: All Air Force military and civilian personnel, including Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel on active duty, and civilians under DoD contract who are stationed at Nellis Air Force Base and who intend to release militaryrelated information to the public should contact the Nellis Public Affairs Office at 702-652-2750 and request a Security and Policy Review of their information. The security and policy review program, established by the Secretary of Defense, is designed to protect the U.S. Government, Department of Defense and individual DoD members. The program provides expert review of information proposed by DoD members for public release to ensure it does not contain classified material and does not conflict with established DoD or national policy.

Trespass Notice: The Nellis Small Arms Ranges are located on a 32-square-mile area at the north end of Range Road. This property is set aside for small arms firing and could present a serious danger to trespassers. Unexploded ordinance could be located throughout the area and would pose a hazard if handled by untrained personnel. Trespassing on the ranges or any unauthorized entry into the range complex is illegal. For more information on range boundaries or to report instances of trespassing, contact the Nellis Combat Arms Section at 702-652-5562 or 702-652-7644 or the Nellis Law Enforcement Desk at 702-652-2311 or 702-652-2312.

Special Events

March 31, Youth Center Egg Hunt: Come out to the Youth Center Baseball Field, 1 to 4 p.m., for an exciting egg hunt. All youth 12 years old and under may participate in the hunt and receive a prize for the golden egg. Starting times are: 1-2 years-old – 1p.m., 3-5 years-old – 1:30 p.m., 6-8 years-old – 2p.m., 9-12 years old – 2:30 p.m. Call 702-652-2514 for more information.

 

Other Events

April 7:  Techatticup Gold Mine Trip Take a tour of the historic Techatticup Gold Mine, the oldest, richest and most famous gold mine in Southern Nevada. Cost: $18 for adults, $10 for kids 12 years and under, includes transportation and tour ticket; PLAYpass eligible. If the group agrees we can add a tour of the Boulder Dam Hotel and lunch in Boulder City after the Gold Mine. Depart 8 a.m. hours and return approximately 1 p.m., later if we lunch in Boulder City.

April 11: Whazzup Nellis? Newcomer Spouse Orientation, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Get in the know and find out the 411 and what’s in it for you at Nellis. We will have a variety of folks from around the base and community to welcome you to your new home and provide information about the services and programs available.

April 14: Valley of Fire Hike. Be awed by the naked beauty of multicolored sandstone formations that were once part of the ocean floor. This is a family friendly adventure. Cost $20, kids 12 and under free, includes transportation, park entrance, guided hikes and picnic lunch; PLAYpass eligible. Depart 9 a.m. with estimated return 4 p.m. Call 702-652-2514 for more information.

April 21: Snow Canyon Hike.  Snow Canyon offers hiking, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, photographic opportunities and more. Bring a lunch or be prepared to purchase food at a stop along the way. An ice box for lunches and a water cooler for refilling water bottles will be provided. Cost $25, kids 12 and under free, includes transportation, park entrance and guided hikes; PLAYpass eligible. Adventure departs at 8 a.m. hours with estimated return 6 p.m.

April 28:  Black Canyon Kayaking.  This adventure begins downriver from Hoover Dam and continues 12 miles down the Colorado River to Willow Beach. Planned stops include sauna cave, Boy Scout Canyon, Arizona Hot Springs and other points of interest. Participants must bring ID card and at least 2 quarts of water per person. Cost $50, includes transportation, guides, equipment, launch fees and lunch; PLAYpass eligible. Showtime 6:15a.m., return around 5:30 p.m. Weight limits: tandem kayak = 500 lbs, canoe = 1,000 lbs (canoes available upon request). Call 702-652-2514 for more information.




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