Out of an abundance of caution, Nellis Air Force Base has directed Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie to begin Nov. 12, 2020, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. At this time, all eligible beneficiaries may access the exchange, commissary and FSS services seven days a week.
A: As of Feb. 16, 2021, Nellis Air Force Base is at Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo.
A. All beneficiaries may access the base.
A: On Dec. 23, 2020, the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base began providing the COVID-19 vaccine to personnel in accordance with the DoD Distribution Plan. The distribution process is phase driven to safely protect DOD personnel from COVID-19 as quickly as possible. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the phases.
We are currently administering first doses for healthcare workers, first responders, national critical capabilities forces and those preparing to deploy. We are also providing second doses to those who have received their first dose.
When you are eligible to receive the vaccine, you will be notified through your chain of command or the 99 MDG. Please do not call the USO. They do not have vaccine updates.
Following the DoD schema, the next group that will be eligible to receive vaccines on base are beneficiaries age 75 and older. When those appointments become available, we will make an announcement on this webpage and our Facebook page.
Vaccines are also available in the local community. For details on who is currently eligible and how to make an appointment off base, visit http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/.
A: Please call ahead and verify prior to attending. This is an ever-evolving situation and previously-planned schedules may have shifted.
A: To protect operational security as we preserve the nation’s combat readiness, the Air Force and the other military services are only releasing total numbers of service members with COVID-19 across their respective service, not at individual bases.
Nellis Air Force Base continues to report cases through the Southern Nevada Health District, which in turn releases the aggregate number of cases for the Southern Nevada area. Those numbers may be found here: https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus#cases.
A: The Nellis Air Force Base mission builds readiness for the entire U.S. Air Force. The conduct of the Weapons School, training Joint Terminal Air Controllers, facilitating Red and Green Flag exercises, and weapons system testing directly impacts our ability to be successful in current combat operations. Our work is essential to the continued defense of our Nation and we cannot stop moving forward.
However, mission tasks and operations have been prioritized. We’ve delayed numerous tests and routine events, and we’re focusing on modifying shifts to safely and smartly produce missions while adjusting to this new way of doing business.
Nellis AFB leadership continues to evaluate its operations in the context of this evolving public health concern, and we will adjust our operations as dictated by the situation.
A: Nellis Air Force Base is following Department of Defense Force Health Protection guidance and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to avoid contracting or spreading respiratory illnesses like the flu or COVID-19. We have contingency plans in place and are taking steps to educate and safeguard our military and civilian personnel, family members and base communities in preventing wide spread outbreak.
Nellis Air Force Base personnel are following social distancing policies, strict hygiene, and sanitizing common use items. Anyone who has had direct contact with a COVID-19 patient, or anyone who is experiencing a fever with a cough or shortness of breath should seek medical care.
A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a guide on staying safe here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html
A: Per the Secretary of Defense, and to the extent practical without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of Defense property, installations, and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers. This does not apply to personal residences on military installations.
As an interim measure, all personnel are encouraged to fashion face coverings from household items or common materials that can cover the nose and mouth area. Face coverings worn by uniformed military members should be conservative, professional, and in keeping with dignity and respect.
Face coverings are required to enter, shop, or work at the Commissary.
A: All personnel should stay home if they are feeling sick. Military personnel coordinate through the chain of command. Civilian and Contractor employees should follow prescribed processes. Commanders, supervisors and patients may call 702-653-CARE and press option 9 to be directed to a medical professional who can answer general questions related to the COVID-19 virus.
A: For patients who received the COVID-19/Coronavirus test at the Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center: Primary Care Providers will call members if the test is positive, and medical staff members will call members if the test is negative.
A: No – to ensure the safety of the CDC for all patrons, children should be kept home if someone in the household is sick.
Nellis AFB continues to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, including implementing extensive sanitation standards, and we are committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of Airmen and families.
A: There are numerous companies performing contracts for Nellis AFB. Some of these companies have already implemented their own internal procedures for social distancing. Contract personnel are a vital component of our mission and will carry on their respective functions until further notice. Questions specific to a contracted company’s policies during a public health event should be referred to that company.
Both banking locations on Nellis are open during the following hours of operation.
Armed Forces Bank: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
One Nevada Credit Union: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Base Exchange is available to all authorized beneficiaries Monday - Saturday from 9-6 p.m. and Sunday from 10-6 p.m..
Dining-in will be limited to 50% capacity.
Nellis Chapel services including sermons, homilies and messages will be delivered via Facebook and can be found by following @NellisChapel. For chaplain support, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open to any children currently enrolled into child and youth programs. Note: The CDCs cannot accept children who are sick or who have been exposed to anyone who is sick or in quarantine (this includes parents/guardians, siblings, etc).
The 99th Medical Group established a hotline to address questions about COVID-19. TRICARE Beneficiaries may call 702-653-CARE and press option 9 to be directed to a medical professional. The hotline is open Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The TRICARE Nurse Advice Line (NAL) is open 24/7 and can be reached at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273). To ensure lines remain open for emergent medical concerns, please do not call other medical departments with questions about the virus.
Effective Oct. 12, 2020, Nellis AFB’s Warrior Fitness Center will reopen to all beneficiaries, which includes active duty, reserve, guard, retirees, dependents, general schedule civilians, and contractors that possess a common access card. Guests must pass a temperature check upon entry to the facility and masks must be worn when not actively working out.
All facilities are open to beneficiaries.
All ID card functions are by appointment only and can be made by visiting https://nellislife.com/mpf. We currently have appointments available for CAC requirements and new DEERS transactions (e.g. registering a new spouse after a marriage).
Dependent and Retiree ID cards have been extended DoD-wide through Jun ’21, regardless of the expiration date printed on the card. We also offer an online option for Dependents and Retirees who’d like to renew their ID cards before Jun ‘21; interested ID card holders can email: 99FSS.FSPS.IDCARDandDEERS@us.af.mil.
The Legal Office will be assisting walk-in notaries and powers of attorneys on Wednesdays ONLY from Noon to 4 p.m.
At this time, wills and other legal assistance matters will be executed by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call (702) 540-8583; (702) 652-2479 or email USAFWC.JA.LRR@us.af.mil.
The 99th Medical Group is facilitating limited appointments as required and prudent. Call 702-653-CARE if you need to be seen by your doctor or require medical advice.
The medical center no longer permits visitors. Exceptions will be made for one legal guardian to accompany pediatric patients, one adult visitor for women in labor, and extenuating circumstances. All visitors must pass a health screening before entering the facility.
For assistance from the Military Personnel Flight, email the appropriate org box:
Retirements & Separations: 99FSS.FSMPD.Retirements@us.af.mil
Officer & Enlisted Promotions: email@example.com
Customer Service to include Passports: 99MPE.DPMC@us.af.mil
Force Management (Evals/SDAP/Duty Status/UIF & Adverse Actions, etc.): firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Hospital Pharmacy services are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Satellite Pharmacy services are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Retirees may continue to get their prescriptions off base or receive them by mail, if desired.
Refill prescriptions (called in or transferred by 8 a.m.) will be ready for pick up within 72 hours (3 business days). Please allow an additional day of processing time following Holidays and Down Days.
Face coverings and social distancing are required in the Main Hospital or Satellite Pharmacy
For any pharmacy related questions, please call (702) 653-2273 and select an appropriate option for the Main Hospital or Satellite Pharmacy.
Prescriptions at Creech are available for pickup on Tuesdays and Fridays after 12 (noon) for personnel who work at Creech. All other beneficiaries need to use the satellite pharmacy at Nellis.
Please note that the pharmacy cough, cold, and allergy clinics remain suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.
Nellis AFB local shuttle service suspended until further notice. Airmen who need to utilize the vanpool to get to and from Creech Air Force Base may continue to do so, but must plan to follow social distancing guidelines while riding. Airmen can expect to see charges on their vanpool credit cards, even if they aren’t using them, but those charges are temporary, and purely to ensure the rentals remain available to whoever may need to use them.
Please email support requests to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The VCC is open 0600 a.m. to 1800 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed weekends and holidays. Trusted traveler procedures remain unchanged for DoD ID cardholders.
Nellis AFB reports its COVID-19 cases through the Southern Nevada Health District. To avoid confusion, press releases below were accurate at the time of their publication but are not being updated.
Nellis AFB Upgrades Health Protection Condition
Nellis AFB reverts to phase II of reopening
Public health emergency declared at Nellis, access restricted beginning April 6
Update: 7 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at Nellis AFB
Update: 6 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at Nellis AFB
Update: 4 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at Nellis AFB
Confirmed COVID-19 case at Nellis AFB
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Defense
Department of Health and Human Services
DoD Vaccine Distribution Plan
Southern Nevada Health District Vaccine Distribution
U.S Air Force