Health & Safety

November 6, 2015

24-hour access coming to WFC

Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Beginning Nov. 16, the Fitness Access Program will allow individuals into the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during unmanned hours. Individuals registered for Fitness Access will be allowed to bring one guest — 18 years and older — into the facility during unmanned hours and the 99th Security Forces Squadron will conduct random patrols. The pool, sauna, equipment checkout, family room, offices and café will be off limits during unmanned hours.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For some individuals, squeezing physical training time in to a normal day is convenient, whether it happens in the morning before work or in the evening after the duty day.
However, individuals who work outside of the “9 a.m. to 5 p.m.” window are sometimes left without the option to exercise at the fitness center.
Soon, the Warrior Fitness Center will offer a solution.
“We will be starting the Fitness Access Program that will allow individuals into our facility during unmanned hours,” Master Sgt. Adam Sorrell, Warrior Fitness Center section chief said. “The overall goal of the program is to basically widen the availability of the fitness center to individuals who work outside the facilities normal operating hours.”
With the program on pace to be implemented Nov. 16th, the manned-hours schedule will be reduced.
“Once we close, we lock the doors and then we turn on the Fitness Access computer system that will work the common access card reader,” Sorrell said.
Prior to unmanned hours beginning each day, all patrons currently in the fitness center will need to exit the facility. Once fitness center staff verifies the building is cleared and the Fitness Access Program computer is activated, members will then swipe in to ensure proper accountability of patrons.
Individuals allowed into the facility will be Department of Defense common access card holders, after they sign up for the program.
“Active duty, Guard, Reserve as well as DOD civilians assigned or TDY to Nellis or Creech AFB that have CACs and have registered for the program will have access to the Warrior Fitness Center during unmanned hours,” Sorrell said.
When unmanned, the Warrior Fitness Center will shut down some areas to individuals in the facility.
“The pool, saunas, equipment checkout, family room, offices and the Aim High Café will be off limits while the facility is unmanned,” Sorrell said. “The basketball courts, locker rooms, cardio room, and the free weights area will remain available for use.”
Individuals registered for Fitness Access will be allowed to bring one guest — 18 years and older — into the facility during unmanned hours. The sponsor must sign the guest in and is accountable for the guest’s actions.
“I’m excited for this program. We put a lot of effort into this to make sure it runs smoothly and effectively,” Sorrell said. “We are ensuring that we have safety measures in place in case something was to happen during unmanned hours. We have security cameras, emergency phones, and automated external defibrillators.”
The 99th Security Forces Squadron will be conducting random patrols in the facility during unmanned hours as well.
“The Fitness Access Program will allow authorized users access to the fitness center and an opportunity to stay fit based on their unique schedules,” Douglas Kingery, Warrior Fitness Center director said.
The Fitness Access Program is scheduled to start the evening of Nov. 16th. For more information, please visit the Nellis Force Support web page at www.nellisforce and click on the Fitness tab, or call the WFC at 702-652-4891.

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