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Thanksgiving Dinner

The Crosswinds Dining Facility will host a Thanksgiving Lunch (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and a Thanksgiving Dinner (4-6 p.m.) Nov. 23.
Both meals are open to all DOD ID cardholders, retirees and dependents. The menu includes shrimp cocktail, soup and salad, roast turkey, steamship round of beef, baked ham, as well as a selection of side dishes and desserts. Cost is $11.50 per person.
The dining facility is located at 4551 Ellsworth Ave., Bldg. 790. For more information, call 702-652-6741.

NELLIS Happenings

Snowmobile: Outdoor Recreation is offering a Single Airman Snowmobile Tour through Brian Head, Dixie National Forest and Cedar Breaks National Monument Dec. 16 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes transportation, snowmobile rental, waiver fee and three-hour snowmobile ride with a guide. This event is only open to active duty Air Force or Air Reserve component officer or enlisted member without a spouse.
For more information, call 702-652-8967.

Sand Sailing: Outdoor Recreation is offering a Sand Sailing trip to Ivanpah, Nev., Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $30 per person and includes transportation, equipment, instruction and beverages. This trip is subject to change/cancellation depending on the weather. For more information, call 702-652-8967.

Cookie Drive: Nellis Area Spouses’ Club is hosting this year’s Airmen Cookie Drive. Please help us provide 800 dozen cookies for the Airmen living in the dorms by bringing cookies to the Nellis AFB Chapel Parking Lot from 6 a.m. to noon, Dec. 13. Just drive up and a volunteer will meet you at your car. Every donation helps. The airmen living in the dorms are away from family and often have to work during the holidays. By providing them a small homemade (or store-bought) treat we can show that we care and support them. We also need volunteers to help with set up, clean up, collecting donations, and packaging cookies for pick up on donation days. If you are interested in volunteering, email There will be an additional drop off location 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 12 at the Centennial Hills YMCA.

Thrift Shop sale: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club Thrift Shop is having a sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 2. Everything under $50 will be half price.

Commissary closure: The Nellis Air Force Base Commissary will be closed Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving. The commissary will reopen Nov. 24 at 8 a.m. For more information, call 702-632-5500.

Exchange Landings Express hours: The Exchange Landings Express has new hours of operation July 1-Oct. 1. The new hours are:
Monday-Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

GI Bill Briefings are held on a walk-in, one-on-one basis at the Education Center, Bldg. 20, Room 330.

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m.

Veterinary clinic: Are you PCSing overseas? Do you have a pet? If the answer to both questions is yes, then contact the Nellis AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility. The Nellis VTF is the only vet clinic here in the greater Las Vegas area that can fully complete your pets International Travel Documents. The VTF is located at 4146 Mountain Home Street, Nellis Air Force Base. For more information or an appointment, call 702-652-8836.

Love and Logic Parenting Series: Family Advocacy is hosting the Love and Logic parenting series at the Centennial Hills YMCA, Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Free childcare is provided for YMCA members. For more information, call 702-653-3880.

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 on 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 & Family Readiness Center 11 a.m. to noon, the first and third Monday of each month. For more information, call 702-652-3327.

Creech Happenings:

Shuttle bus: Nellis dorm and Base Housing residents who work at Creech now have another option for transportation to and from work — a new FEDVAN Shuttle option to/from Creech. All costs are covered under the Mass Benefits Transportation Program. For more information, contact Sommer Loftin, 79th Air Base Group, at 702-404-1731 to sign up.

Need uniform items but don’t have time to go to Nellis? Creech is slated to have the ability to order uniform items and have them delivered next day. Talk to your squadron leadership for more information.

Reporting Suspicious Activities on or near Creech Air Force Base: Please report any suspicious behavior/activities observed on or near Creech AFB to law enforcement ASAP. AFOSI can be contacted at 702-404-1613 and Security Forces at 702-404-3333. Members are also asked to add these telephone numbers to cell phones so they are available to contact either agency quickly when needed. Additionally, if you are in a group and the entire group observes the activity in question please only have one individual from the group contact law enforcement. If anyone has observed any suspicious behaviors/activities not previously reported, contact AFOSI or Security Forces.

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