• Halloween Trick or Treating tips

    Halloween is being celebrated Monday, 31 Oct, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Nellis AFB. Children aged 12 and below are allowed to trick-or-treat in Nellis base housing.There will be a "Pumpkin Patrol" comprised of volunteers watching out in base housing to keep the streets safe and help any lost trick-or-treaters reconnect with their parents.The
  • Protect your family from fire

    Nellis, Creech and the Nevada Test and Training Range will be celebrating National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10-14, 2011. This year's slogan "Protect Your Family from Fire," encourages service members to sit down with their family and go over steps to take in case a fire emergency occurs.One of the most important things is ensuring family members
  • Nevada bans cell phone usage while driving

    Nevada's Distracted Driver Law, which bans the majority of cell phone usage while operating a motor vehicle, will go into effect Oct. 1, 2011.The new law makes it illegal for drivers in the state of Nevada to text, access the internet, instant message or make calls on a cell phone without the use of a hands-free device. Violating the rules of this
  • School starts soon, so slow down

    Schools in the Clark County School District will open their doors for the start of the new school year Aug. 29, 2011. With this new start, drivers need to keep in mind that a few significant changes will occur on the roads. First, there will be school buses everywhere. Drivers should pay attention to their surroundings and be prepared to slow down
  • Safety tips when grilling

    Grilling becomes more and more popular throughout the summer and can be a great way to reconnect with old friends or be with family. Whether a charcoal or propane grill is being used, it is always important to be cautious and to remember to practice safe grilling.When using a charcoal grill, lighter fluid should only be used to light the coals.
  • Ladder Safety Tips

    Whether you have finally found the motivation to take down your holiday lights or you have decided that it is time to paint your house, for one reason or another, many of us will use a ladder in the upcoming months.Using a ladder may not appear to be a dangerous activity, but in an average year, 93,000 people are injured while using a ladder,
  • Hiking Safety Tips

    There are many beautiful places to hike in southern Nevada. For example, Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire provide miles of trails with differing difficulty levels so hikers of all abilities can experience the trails. But hiking comes with its own share of risks and it's important to be aware of them to keep from finding yourself in a dangerous
  • Consequences of Driving Under the Influence

    Las Vegas is tough on people who drive under the influence. The Las Vegas Metro Police regularly set up checkpoints throughout the city and are equipped with breathalyzers to test drivers. All the police need to charge a driver with a DUI is for the driver to be operating a motor vehicle and to have a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or
  • 'Safety first' remains essential for Thanksgiving activities

     Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means travel, crowds, eating, family, and more eating. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel period of the year and millions of travelers are about to hit the road, traveling to see family and friends for the long weekend. Last year during Thanksgiving weekend, the Air Force only experienced one fatality,
  • Nellis offers safety treats for Halloween

    Editor's note: Trick or treating hours for Nellis Air Force Base housing will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. As an additional service, the Radiology Department of the Mike O'Callahan Federal Hospital will X-ray candy for its beneficiaries from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1. Members are asked to put all candy into a single bag and items will be X-rayed to

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