Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .


Nellis Auto Hobby Shop

The Nellis Auto Hobby Shop is looking for volunteers who are interested in teaching people how to properly take care of their vehicle.
The shop wants to start a program that will teach:
• Car Care 101
• Oil Changes
• Preventative Maintenance
• Tire Wear and Tear Detection
Anyone interested in becoming an instructor, or for more information, contact Jody Shaw, the shop manager, at, or ask at the Auto Hobby Shop, Bldg. 840 on Depot Road.

NELLIS Happenings

‘80s Trivia Night: Community Commons is hosting ‘80s Trivia Night, 5-7 p.m., Sept. 21. Cost is $20 for a team of four and includes team entry fee and hors d’oeuvres. For more information, contact Community Commons at 702-679-0967.

Cheerleading/Flag Football registration: Registration for youth cheerleading and flag football runs Sept. 24-Oct. 5 and the season runs October through November. Cost is $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Cheerleading and flag football is open to all dependents of active duty, retired military and DOD civilians. Registrants must present military ID card or birth certificate upon registering. Additionally, a current (within one year) sports physical and up-to-date immunization record must be on file with the Youth Center. Age groups are: Rookie, 6-7; Pro, 8-9, and senior, 10-12. For more information, call 702-652-9307.

Nellis Spouses: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club is hosting Witches’ Night Out Bunco, 6 p.m., Oct. 19 at Outdoor Recreation. Dinner is $10 from Café Rio. An e-vite will be sent two weeks prior. For more information, email or visit RSVP by Oct. 16. Costumes are encouraged.

Nellis Movie Theater: The following movies are showing at the Nellis Movie Theater in September:
Sept. 22 – Tag (R), 3 p.m.
Sept. 22 – Adrift (PG-13), 6 p.m.
Sept. 23 – Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13), 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (R), 3 p.m.
Sept. 29 – A Quiet Place (PG-13), 6 p.m.
Sept. 30 – Uncle Drew (PG-13), 12:30 p.m.
Admission is free and concessions are: Popcorn, $1; drinks, $2; and candy, $2. For more information, call 702-652-0967.

Oktoberfest: Force Support is hosting Oktoberfest at 5 p.m., Sept. 28 at the Sports Pavilion Park across from Main Lodging. There will be a beer garden, traditional German food, live music and activities for all ages. Beverage and merchandise sales are cash only at the event. Presale packages are available at C2 through Sept. 27.
Presale Option 1 ($25) includes a 34-ounce Oktoberfest stein, a beer and pretzel: Presale Option 2 ($20) includes a 16-ounce stein, one beer and a pretzel. Package price at the event are $30 for option 1, and $25 for option 2. ATMs are available at Main Lodging and the DFAC.

Indoor Pool: The indoor pool at the Warrior Fitness Center is open for lap swimming Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, and holidays, 8 a.m.3 p.m. The pool is open for recreational swimming Monday-Friday, 10-11 a.m., Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, and holidays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Outdoor Recreation for information about scuba classes and swimming lessons at 702-652-2514.

Horseback riding: Outdoor Recreation is offering one-hour guided trail tours at Bonnie Springs Ranch’s Old Nevada Town. The cost is $75 and includes transportation, horseback riding, and activities on the ranch. The trip is open to anyone six years and older, and the weight limit is 250 pounds. Participants must wear close-toed shoes, and no double riding is allowed. The next trip is scheduled for Sept. 29, and the trip runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 702-652-2514.

Fall Festival: Join Child and Youth Programs at the Youth Center’s sports filed, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 27 for the Fall Harvest Festival. There will be free food, pumpkin patch, carnival games, costume contest, sweets, treats and lots of not-so-spooky fall fun. The pie eating contest starts at 11 a.m., and the costume contest starts at noon. For more information, contact Nellis Force Support at 702-652-2698.

Thrift Store: Volunteers needed: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club Thrift Shop is looking for volunteers. There are many opportunities including donation sorting, pricing, straightening shelves, stocking the store, bagging, assisting the casher and many more. Volunteer hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and the first Saturday of each month. Volunteers with small children will be reimbursed for childcare costs. For more information, email

Nellis PWOC: The Nellis Protestant Women of the Chapel meet 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, and 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays at the Nellis Chapel Annex. For more information, email

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.

Workout Group: Workout with the AMExtreme Group at the Warrior Fitness Center. Classes include: Insanity and Ab Ripper — Mondays and Fridays in the Cardio Room from 5:15 to 6:20 a.m. P90X — Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Cardio Room from 5:15 to 6:20 a.m. YogaX — Wednesdays at Racquetball Court three from 4:40 to 6:20 a.m. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Armelyn Braceros at

Resume Writing: The second Thursday of each month, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Topics include networking, cover letters, announcements, resumes and marketing resume writing.

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. Please visit for more information.