Events

June 22, 2012

Community Happenings June 22, 2012

Dental Squadron Seeking Qualified Patients:

The 99th Dental Squadron residency program is seeking patients requiring multiple dental specialties. Patients must present a need for two or more types of specialty care. Applicants must be a military retiree. If interested, please call Staff Sgt. Gardner at 653-2623 or Airman Vences at 653-2600, or email Staff Sgt. Gardner at taurean.gardner@nellis.af.mil.

 

Civil Air Patrol Encampment, June 24 – July 1: 

The Nevada Wing Cadet Programs Section will hold its encampment June 24 – July 1, 2012 at Camp Stead, Nev., the former USAF Survival Training School. The encampment will include: military skills, confidence course, volley ball competition, military orientation flights, flightline orientation and tour, M-16 marksmanship, model rocketry and much more.  The Encampment Activity Fees are $225 with registration prior to June 15. CAP Basic Cadets are encouraged to register ASAP as space is limited. Fees cover billeting, meals, supplies, and equipment used at the encampment. In addition, cadets must bring a signed CAP Form 31 to encampment In-processing.  Applicants may register at http://2012nvwgencampment.eventbrite.com. For more information on CAP, visit: http://nvwg.cap.gov/units/ncs/ncs.htm. 

 

Lane closures at Satellite Pharmacy: 

All lanes in the Satellite Pharmacy drive-thru will be closed beginning July 2, until Aug. 3, for a construction improvement project.  The drive-thru lanes will re-open on Aug. 6. We apologize for this inconvenience.  During the time of construction, pharmacy clients can utilize the Satellite Pharmacy lobby pick-up windows.

 

Nellis Military Clothing Store: 

The Nellis Military Clothing Store is stocking the rip-stop Airman Battle Uniform. Nellis is one of the first installations to receive this high-demand item. The Rip-Stop ABU is available now.

 

Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s Pediatrics, Family Health and Immunizations Clinics:

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s Pediatrics, Family Health and Immunizations Clinics are offering extended hours to increase the availability of care. Patients should seek care via the appointment line instead of the Emergency Room for primary care needs, as more appointments are now available. Patients with non-emergency health concerns may experience very long waits at the ER since patients must be treated in order of seriousness, and may overtax Emergency Room resources while unfilled appointments are available through regular appointments. The MOFMC appointment line can be reached at 702-653-CARE (653-2273). Patients with emergency care needs should still seek care at the emergency room, or dial 911 for life-threatening medical emergencies.

 

Over the Hump to the Pahrump Wineries:

June 23, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  This adventure visits two wineries, the Pahrump Valley Winery and the Sanders Family Winery. At the tasting table you will sample award-winning wines and snack on cheese and crackers. At the gift shops you may purchase souvenirs of this novel experience. A lunch stop at a local restaurant between wineries is optional. Cost is $35.00 and includes a personalized bottle of wine; PLAYpass eligible. The trip departs at 0900 hours and returns late afternoon. Sign up at Outdoor Recreation by today, June 15, 1 p.m.

 

Moonlight Kayaking and/or Camping:

June 30, 1 p.m. 2 p.m.  Enjoy the sunset and moonrise as you paddle across Lake Mead. Relax on a beach and gaze into the night sky. Melt marshmallows and roast weenies over the campfire. Option 1: Enjoy a magical paddle back as moonlight shimmers on the water’s surface. Depart @ 1700 hours with estimated return 0100 hours. Cost $35.00, $20.00 for E-4 & below and 12 years old & under. Option 2: Spend the night with an estimated return of 1300 hours on Sunday. Cost $50.00, $35.00 for E-4 & below and 12 years old & under, includes transportation, food while in camp and kayaking/camping equipment; PLAYpass eligible. Suggested items: water bottle, waterproof headlight/flashlight, beach towel. Weight limits: tandem kayak = 500 pounds, canoe = 1000 pounds (canoes available upon request). Call Outdoor Recreation, 702-652-8967 for more information. 




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