March 21, 2014

Community Happenings – March 21, 2014

Medical center closure: Due to a mandatory base-wide exercise March 25, the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will be closed for normal operations with the exception of the Emergency Room and inpatient services. All outpatient clinics, including the main pharmacy, satellite pharmacy, laboratory and radiology will be closed for normal operation in support of the exercise.

Weekly events

Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center.

Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center.

Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club.

Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis.

EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources. We meet the third Wednesday of every month at the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

Nellis Company Grade Officer’s Council: The Nellis CGOC provides a source of social and professional development for all company grade officers at Nellis. Volunteer and leadership opportunities are available as well as the chance to network with other like-minded professionals at Nellis. Monthly meetings are held the last Thursday of every month at Robin’s Roost in the Club from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (702) 652-9623.

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.

The legal office expands appointment availability: The legal office has expanded its appointment availability to better serve you. Appointments are now available 9-11 a.m., and 1-3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9-11 a.m., Friday. Due to the expanded appointment availability, walk-in hours are no longer available. To book an appointment, call the legal assistance phone line at (702) 652-7531.

Air University temporarily suspended: The Air University has temporarily suspended all active duty enrollments in the NCO Academy Distance Learning Academy Distance Learning Course. Active cuty students who were enrolled in the course have been dis-enrolled. The course is open only to reserve and guard members at this time.

Work out group: Work out with the AM-Extreme Group at the Warrior Fitness Center. Classes include: Insanity and Ab Ripper, 5:15-6:20 a.m., Mondays and Fridays in the Cardio Room; P90X, 5:15-6:20 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Cardio Room; and YogaX, 4:40-6:20 a.m., Wednesdays at Racquetball Court three. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Armelyn Braceros at

Transition Assistance Program: The airman and family readiness center has scheduled Transition Assistance Program Workshops for 2014. The workshop is designed to teach students how they can apply their military-acquired skills in the civilian sector and prepare for their next career.

Classes run 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and are scheduled for:

  • March 24 to 27
  • April 7 to10 and 21 to 24
  • May 5 to 8, 12 to 15 and 19 to 22
  • June 2 to 5, 16 to 19, and Jun 30 to Jul 3
  • July 14 to 17 and 28 to 31
  • Aug. 4 to 7, 18 to 21, and 25 to 28
  • Sept. 8 to 11 and 22 to 25
  • Oct. 6 to 9 and 20 to 23
  • Nov. 3 to 6 and 17 to 20
  • Dec. 1 to 4 and 15 to 18

To register, call (702) 652-3327.

Movin’ on Up and Out of the Dorm: March 19, 10-11 a.m. at the airman and family readiness center. Determine what you have and what you need to set up housekeeping and figure what it will actually cost you to live off-base besides rent. Project a budget and learn how to start your BAH. To register, call the center at (702) 652-3327.

March 22: Demo Days at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course: March 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fre to attend and to try out the latest in golf equipment. Special demo day pricing will be available that day for purchase. Vendors are Callaway, Nike and Taylor Made. For more information, contact the golf shop at (702) 652-4497.

March 22: Land Sailing: March 22. Join outdoor recreation for a day of land sailing on a dry lake bed near Primm, Nev. The land sailing craft are easy to set up and sail, even for those with no prior experience. Safety helmets will be provide or you may bring your own. You may bring a lunch or be prepared to purchase food at a stop along the way. The adventure departs Nellis at 11 a.m. and returns at approximately 6 p.m. To reserve your spot, call (702) 652-2514. This trip is PLAYpass eligible.

March 25: Bazaar: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club will be hosting a bazaar 5-8 p.m., March 25 in the Thunderbirds Hangar. More than 30 local spouses are scheduled to be selling goodies and gifts. Other events will include photos with the Thunderbirds, food trucks and music.

March 26: Mandated Personal Finance Class for First Duty Station Officers: March 26, 8-9 a.m. at the airman and family readiness center. This class is mandatory for all first duty station officers and is required within 90 days of arrival. To register, call (702) 652-3327.

March 28: Thrift Savings Plan: March 28, noon-1 p.m., at the airman and family readiness center. Join us for a ‘lunch and learn’ series on understanding the TSP. You will be provided the information to help you better understand how it works and how it may benefit you. To register, call (702) 652-3327.

March 29: Spring Fling and Family Day: March 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Freedom Park. Free lunch will be provided. Sports include kickball, three-on-three basketball, volleyball and bouncy house.

March 29 : Valley of Fire: March 29, depart Nellis at 9 a.m. and return at approximately 4 p.m. Bring your own lunch box. Be awed by the beauty of multicolored sandstone formations that were once part of the ocean floor. Follow trails to 3,000 years-old Indian petroglyphs. Visit Mouse’s Tank, an area used as a hideout by a renegade Native American known as Mouse. To sign up, call outdoor recreation at (702) 652-2514. This trip is PLAYpass eligible.

March 29: Youth Center’s Hiking Spring Mountain Ranch Loop: March 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Easy hike at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, passes Boulder Dam Jr. and an electric station on top of the hill with a view of Lake Harriet. On the way back, we will stop and view the Wilson Family Cemetery. Participants must bring a lunch with water, and dress for weather condition.

April 17: Job Fair: 11 a.m.-noon in the airman and family readiness center. Representatives from a variety of local and out-of-state businesses will be on hand. Bring your resume and other necessary paperwork. For more information, call (702) 652-3327.

Settlement of estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Senior Airman Birdeal DH. Ferguson, assigned to the 823rd Maintenance Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev., should contact the summary court officer, Capt. Michael D. Mauro, 823rd Maintenance Squadron at (702) 652-6039.

Settlement of estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Chief Master Sgt. Joseph W. Hubbard should contact the summary court officer, Capt. Jamie T. Zimmerman, at (702) 652-8115.

Settlement of estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Tech. Sgt. Christopher J. Mclean, assigned to the 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Holloman AFB N.M., should contact the summary court officer, 1st Lt. Henry N. Howard, at (702) 652-1913.

Settlement of estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Alexander P. Lea, assigned to the 18th Reconnaissance Squadron, Creech AFB, Nev., should contact the summary court officer, Capt. Seth J. Gonzalez, at (702) 653-3346.

Settlement of estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Melissa M. Boyes, assigned to the 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev., should contact the summary court officer, 2nd Lt. Cristina L. Lucero, at (702) 653-2922.

Settlement of estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Tech. Sgt. Derek E. Langford, assigned to the 799th Air Base Wing, Creech AFB, Nev., should contact the summary court officer, Capt. Steven A. Cosgrove, at (702) 404-0814.

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