Relax, unwind at Nellis Community Commons

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter
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The Community Commons, located on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., plans to open its doors to Department of Defense ID card holders and Airmen on May 26 during a grand opening next to the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 10 a.m. While at the Community Commons, users will have access to video game rooms, a computer lab and music rooms.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — On May 26, Airmen and all Department of Defense ID cardholders will have a place to relax and mingle with other individuals when the Community Commons opens on Nellis AFB, Nev.

With the new Community Commons opening, the 99th Force Support Squadron is hoping the new commons will provide a place of comfort after working.

“We wanted to provide Airmen with a centralized hub for community activities,” said Capt. Jessica Bates, 99th FSS community support flight commander. “It will provide Airmen a place to decompress, to socialize, study, host events and to take instructional community center classes.”

Activities that will be available to Airmen include a video game room, computer lab and music rooms, but will also include much more.

“(There is a) café area, which will include a coffee kiosk, grab-n-go items and microwave. (There will be a) multipurpose room which can host rental space for commander’s calls, large community events, projectors for gaming tournaments and movie nights,” said Bates. “(There will also include) a conference room, children’s reading area, instructional room, training rooms, wireless internet, cable television and digital library e-readers will also be available for use.”

The community commons, which will be located in building 312, next to the Airman and Family Readiness Center, is hoping this will help support the Airmen and families of Nellis.

“With the community commons, it means we are meeting our mission by empowering Airmen and their families through world class support,” said Maynard Florence, 99th FSS deputy director.

With the lack of a location for Airmen to unwind at the end of the duty day, the 99th FSS assessed the need for the new commons.

“We assessed the need for our Airmen to have a central location to go to on-base after work, across all shifts and on the weekends,” said Bates.

The community commons will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will be open on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The grand opening of the Community Commons will be May 26 at 10 a.m. For more information, you can contact the 99th FSS at 702-652-4417.

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