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Nellis to add another large solar plant

More solar power is coming to Nellis Air Force Base, as the Air Force plans to expand its solar power plant.

The Air Force is set to outdo itself with another large solar project at Nellis Air Force Base. SunPower Corporation completed a 14-megawatt solar power system at Nellis in 2007.

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Private cars at Nellis AFB must now follow state emission standards

All federal employees at Nellis Air Force Base will have to certify that their cars meet the state's emission standards, beginning June 1.

The Air Force implemented a new program called employee vehicle certification and reporting system or ECARS. The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Quality office will roll out the new requirement.

ECARS is designed to make sure all privately owned cars operated by federal employees on federal facilities follow the emission standards for the state's in which the facility is located.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway businesses seek volunteers to help with Nellis Dunes cleanup

Two businesses are looking for help to clean up a popular off-roading area near the motor speedway.

P2C Imaging and Second Chance Customs are looking for volunteers to help with what they hope will become an annual spring cleaning at Nellis Dunes on Saturday.

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Military Has Plans to Use the Sun to Power More Bases

Military Has Plans to Use the Sun to Power More Bases

Nellis Air Force Base is already moving forward with plans to use the sun to provide more power.

Airmen can expect to see more solar panels throughout their bases, in their neighborhoods and even on their rooftops. 

Read more in the Air Force Times.

Electric Daisy Carnival Lost and Found Offers Second Chances

Electric Daisy Carnival Lost and Found Offers Second Chances

 

If your wallet or phone disappeared among the masses at the Electric Daisy Carnival, all hope might not be lost.

This website features pictures of items lost at the three-day electronic music festival held last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Should you spot an item of yours in the pictures, here are instructions for how to claim it:

Base Seeks Public Comments about Hospital Changes

Base Seeks Public Comments about Hospital Changes

 

The Air Force wants to hear the public’s thoughts on proposed changes to the O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center.

The public comment period for changes to the center is now open and will close February 10. Nellis Air Force Base wants comments on what impact the plans at the hospital will have on the environment.

The Air Force wants to renovate all three floors of the hospital building. The Department of Veterans Affairs moved out of the building leaving more space for the hospital. The center will be reorganized to make better use of the space that is now available. The Fisher House Foundation also plans to build a Fisher House near the front of the hospital to provide accommodations for patients and their families during lengthy hospital stays.

Nellis Releases Environmental Assessment of Property Plans

 

Nellis Air Force Bas released the final version of an Environmental Assessment of a plan to buy land near Indian Springs.

The base wants to buy resort property for protection purposes. Under the plan, the base would buy 16.9 acres of resort property and build a boundary fence along the perimeter of Creech Air Force Base. The assessment looks at nine environmental factors including land use and cultural impacts.

The assessment found the plans have no significant impact on the quality of life for the people or the natural environment in the area. To view the entire Environmental Assessment, go to nellis.af.mil/library/environment.asp.