Events

April 11, 2014

Community Happenings – April 11, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

99th Medical Support Squadron Pharmacy hosts Drug Take Back Day

The 99th Medical Support Squadron Pharmacy will be hosting a Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 25 and 26 at the Nellis Air Force Base Exchange. The pharmacy will accept any tablets, capsules, inhalers, topical ointments, eye drops, liquids and over the counter medication; but will not accept any syringes or sharp items (needles, insulin vials and sharps containers) for safety precautions. Proper disposal of medication reduces the chances of a family member or friend abusing medication, or a person misdiagnosing themselves or others and taking an incorrect medication which could lead to accidental poisoning and even death.

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 armelyn.braceros.2@us.af.mil.

Resume writing: The second Thursday of each month, 9 to 11 a.m. at the airman and family readiness center. Topics include networking, cover letters, announcements, resumes and marketing yourself. For more information, call (702) 652-3327.

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:

  • April 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.

Military Personnel Section new customer service hours: The Military Personnel Section introduced new customer service hours March 31. New customer service walk-in hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon; customers may also be seen by appointment only from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. These changes come in response to an increase in training requirements and a surge in operations that correspond with new force management programs. In addition to that surge, the MPS is simultaneously preparing for vast deployment requirements in support of AEF NEXT. These changes will allow MPS members to provide efficient service to customers as well as improve the overall quality of the customer’s experience during MPS visits. Appointment requests should include the reason for their requested appointment, the name of their counselor if known and any other pertinent information related to their request. Customers are encouraged to make appointments with their counselors via the organizational email addresses: 99fss.fsmpd@us.af.mil

April 12: Land Sailing: Outdoor Recreation will be hosting a land sailing event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To sign up, call 702-652-2514.

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.

May 17: Golf Tournament: The Nevada Healthcare Forum 3rd Annual Golf Tournament will be held May 17 at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort – Snow Mountain. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start at 9 a.m. The event is held to support and honor wounded troops and their families in the Las Vegas area. Visit https://www.regonline.com/2014nevadahealthcareforumgolftournamentcopy to register early for the event. For more information, call David Bondurant at (702) 480-8066.




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