Events

January 25, 2013

Community Happenings – January 25, 2012

Martin Luther King Observance: This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. observance celebration will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 3 p.m. at the Nellis Base Chapel.

New Pharmacy Copays: New TRICARE Pharmacy prescription copayments will take effect Feb. 2013. Prescription costs are based on the prescription type and where the prescription is filled. There will be some increase to current prescription costs. For more information call the TriCare office at (702)653-2129 or visit www.tricareonline.com.

Run for a Wish: 12th Annual 5K Run for a Wish and 1 mile fun walk, Saturday February 2. at Town Square, Las Vegas. To register visit www.runforawish.org.

NTTR Assumption of Command: Col. Stephen Lanford will assume command of the Nellis Test & Training Range at a ceremony presided by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren Jan. 28, 2013, at 3 p.m. at The Club.

Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from 11 a.m. to noon the first and third Monday of each month. For more information call (702) 652-3327.

Gate Changes: The Range Road gate will no longer conduct commercial vehicle searches or issue base passes. All commercial traffic will be rerouted to the Area II commercial gate for inspection and all visitors will be processed at the Main Gate Visitor Center 24/7. In addition, the Hollywood and VA gates will close until further notice. Traffic that would normally use the Hollywood gate can use the Tyndall, Main, or Area II gates, while traffic for the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center should use the Range Road gate. Any questions can be addressed to the 99th Security Forces Squadron Base Defense Operations Center at (702) 652-2311.

Commando Interview: Where: Airman and Family Readiness Center When: Jan 25, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Description: Learn something new and get “real life” examples and practical tools as you prepare for your next career right here at youA&FRC! Identify and market you military experience, prepare for an interview and learn what is important to employers! Feel free to bring your lunch. Start time is 11 a.m.

Common Sense Parenting: Where: Airman and Family Readiness Center When: Jan 25, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Description: Join us for Common Sense Parenting, a four week course to learn practical, skill-based parenting that can be applied to every family. All parents will receive a free copy of the Common Sense Parenting book and a certificate of completion. Feel free to bring lunch. Start time is 11:30 a.m.

Eagle Point & Brian Head Skiing: Where: Outdoor Recreation When: Jan. 26, 4:30 AM – 7:30 PM Description: Whether you are a skier or a snowboarding enthusiast, Outdoor Recreation can get you to the slopes. With over 9,000 foot base altitudes, Eagle Point and Brian Head Resorts both provide excellent terrain for novice through experienced skiers/snowboarders. Weather forecast will primarily determine the destination of each adventure. Every effort will be made to accommodate customer preference but be prepared to go to either resort. Cost of $30.00 covers transportation only; PLAYpass eligible. Lift ticket and equipment rental are extra. Showtime 4:30 a.m., estimated return 7:30 p.m.

Potluck and Pages (Book Club): Where: Base Library When: Jan 27, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Description: Treat your taste buds and enhance your mind with food and books at the Library. The fun starts at 1 p.m. Call 652-4484 for more information.

Preparation for Parenthood at the Chapel: Where: Base Chapel When: Jan. 28 Description: This is a 4-week course held every Monday for expectant parents.Topics include budgeting for a new baby, caring for a newborn, breast/bottle feeding, child safety, infant CPR, and child development. Call the A&FRC at 652-3327 to register.

Force Support Events

Every Day:

  • The Club serves breakfast Monday – Friday: 6 to 9 a.m. in the Atrium.
  • Both The Club and Time Out Sports Lounge have social hour Monday – Friday: 4 to 6 p.m.

Every Monday:

  • Ready Set Grow at the Airman and Family Readiness Center: 10 a.m.

Every Tuesday:

  • Taco Tuesday at The Club and the Time Out Sports Lounge: 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday Night Scramble at the Golf Course: 5 p.m.

Every Wednesday:

  • Storytime at the Library: 10:30 a.m.
  • Wine Down Wednesday at The Club and the Time Out Sports Lounge: 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Steak Night at The Club: 5 to 8 p.m.

Every Thursday:

  • Steak Night at the Time Out Sports Lounge: 5 to 8 p.m.

Every Friday:

  • The Club and Time Out Sports Lounge have DJ entertainment: 5 to 10 p.m.

Every Saturday:

  • Club Vibe: 4 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.

Every Saturday and Sunday:

  • The Time Out Sports Lounge is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, see the 99 FSS website.




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