Thursday, November 13, 2014

What's Cooking at One Nevada: Holiday Menu

Here are a few great recipes just in time for the holidays.  Try these tempting new creations on your Holiday menu from our One Nevada Employee Cookbook! 

8 slices bread with crust removed
15 slices cooked bacon
¾ lb. ham
3 c. cheddar cheese
3 c. milk
6 eggs
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. dry mustard
¼ c. chopped onion
¼ c. chopped green pepper
1 ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Dash of Tabasco
½ c. melted margarine or butter
2 c. crushed corn flakes

Line a casserole dish with 4 slices of bread. Layer with the bacon, ham, cheese, onion and peppers. Cover with 4 slices of bread. Pour the mixture of eggs, milk and the other ingredients over the top. Set overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, cover with the crushed corn flakes and pour the melted butter over the top. Cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 10 minutes. 

Our employee contributor for this recipe likes to serve this with warmed maple syrup.


1 lg pkg black cherry Jello
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, cubed in ½ inch squares
1 can sweet Bing cherries, pitted
½ c. cocktail sherry
1 c. chopped walnuts

Drain cherries and reserve juice, put cherries in refrigerator.  Boil cherry juice and enough water to equal 1 cup.  Dissolve Jello in cherry juice and water.  Add sherry to liquid Jello and place in refrigerator until soft set.  Add cream cheese, cherries and walnuts.  Gently mix and replace in refrigerator until firm.


1 pkg yellow cake mix
2 eggs
¼ c. melted butter
1 ½ c. eggnog
¼ tsp. nutmeg
2 T. rum
1 can buttercream frosting
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. rum extract

Generously grease a 10-inch bundt pan with soft butter.  Preheat oven to 350°.  Combine cake mix, nutmeg, eggs and eggnog.  Melt butter and add to mixture along with the rum until blended.  Beat batter until smooth and creamy.  Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool slightly.  Prepare frosting with vanilla and rum extract.  Frost while cake is still warm.


2 c. flour
1 ½ tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/3 c. shortening
1 ½ tsp white vinegar
1 whole egg
¼ c. water

Mix flour, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening. Mix vinegar, egg and water. Add to flour mixture. Add additional flour if needed until right consistency to roll. Do not knead.  Roll out on floured board to size of pan.

Monday, October 20, 2014

One Nevada Receives Second Place Award for “Best Places to Work in Southern Nevada”

One Nevada Credit Union Receives Second Place Award for “Best Places to Work in Southern Nevada” sponsored by Southern Nevada HR Association.
One Nevada Credit Union has been awarded second place among small sized businesses at the 2014 Best Places to Work in Southern Nevada awards luncheon sponsored by Southern Nevada Human Resources Association. One Nevada was honored at the 13th annual awards banquet held on October 10, 2014, attended by nominees, association members and guests.

SNHRA's "Best Places to Work" awards program recognizes top Southern Nevada employers for innovative human resource practices and programs. Amongst many outstanding employee benefits, One Nevada offers generous incentive programs for all employees. Average employee tenure for the credit union is an impressive 10 years. More information about SNHRA and the full list of winners can be found at

 “We are honored to once again be recognized by the Southern Nevada Human Resource Association as one of the best companies to work for in Southern Nevada.”  We take great pride in our positive work environment, our strong corporate culture which fosters and supports leadership, integrity, service and teamwork and most importantly all of the great people that work for this organization,” said Senior Vice President, Human Resources Michael Traficanti.

Background information:

With $714 million in assets, One Nevada Credit Union is the largest locally owned, federally insured Credit Union in the state. It is one of the strongest, well-capitalized credit unions in the country with more 10.8% net worth. One Nevada has 15 branches and over 65 ATMs and serves over 76,000 members. Membership is open to all residents of Clark County, Washoe County and Nye County. The National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency, insures member deposits at One Nevada. For more information, visit

Thursday, October 9, 2014


One Nevada Credit Union is pleased to announce its Fall Shred event in Pahrump.  This free, community-wide event raises awareness about identity theft while giving back to the community by collecting donations for No To Abuse, a local nonprofit organization.  We strive to protect confidential information for not only our members, but also the members of the community.

The event will be held on Thursday, October 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Pahrump Branch Branch at 280 S. HWY 160 Suite 2 Pahrump, NV 89048.

Members and nonmembers are encouraged to bring up to three boxes or bags of personal documents.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Member Profile: Gail “Evil” Peck, Jr.

Member Profile: Gail “Evil” Peck, Jr.
Career Title: Colonel Gail Peck, Retired, United States Air Force
Member since: 1978
Las Vegas resident since: Full time since 1988. First time in 1968
Favorite thing about One Nevada: Convenience, competence and fees, and I have always liked the people that work at the credit union.

Q: Tell us about your career and how you got your start in the military?
A:  I was born into an Air Corps family and raised in what became the Air Force. My dad was a pilot and mom was a “stay at home Mom.” We lived in occupied Japan after WW II and in the Territory of Alaska when I was young among many other places. From a young age I knew I wanted to be a fighter pilot, so I set my goals on attending West Point. Then, along came the AF Academy. I graduated from there, attended pilot training and had a great career flying airplanes including combat time during the Vietnam War in the F-4. I flew a lot of different kinds of airplanes and commanded at each level from Flight to Wing. It was great.

Q: Can you tell us about your book, “America’s Secret MIG Squadron?
A: It is a historical effort to explain why we were determined to set up the secret MiG program; how we built the airfield and equipped it with real Soviet jet fighters and finally; what did the USA accomplish with the program. Included are a lot of side stories and personal observations and tales.

Q: What motivated you to write the book?  
A: The MiG squadron was highly classified from the beginning in the 1970s until declassification in 2006. As one of the officers that more or less got it started and then became the first commander at the secret airfield, I felt that it was important for an original planner and operator to tell the “inside” story and make that SUCCESS story known to the American public.

Q: What has the reaction to the book been?
A: Stunning, especially when I have had the opportunity to tell the story in person and explain that my remarks are just a part of what went on at Tonopah. To learn more, I tell my audiences, read the book. I have given the talk at the National Museum of the Air Force, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on the Mall in Washington DC and numerous other venues. The book was introduced at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture 2012 Air Show in Oshkosh, WI. At the July 2012 introduction at AirVenture I gave two large venue presentations and signed a lot of books. I had the chance to do AirVenture 2014 this past July/Aug (2014) also.

Q: Can you explain the Constant Peg Program/4477th Squadron?
A: The first commander, LTC Glenn Frick, was stationed at Nellis AFB. While I named the program Constant Peg (General Vandenberg’s call sign and the first name of my wife Peggy), Glenn picked the numbers. There are a lot of theories about his selection of the numbers, but I don’t think we will ever know for sure why he picked 4477. The squadron started as a flight and when I came aboard on 1 Oct 1978 there were 29 officers and NCOs. The officers worked with the contractor to get the airfield built, flew the jets and organized the unit. The NCOs restored the jets into safe flying machines along with a lot of other vital duties. The unit eventually became a squadron officially and I’m told that in later years had over 500 officers and NCOs assigned (and maybe some civilians). At peak we had 27 flyable MiGs.

Q: How many flying hours do you have and in what aircraft?
A: I have over 5000 hrs in the T-33, T-38, F-4, F-5, F-15, MiG-17 and MiG-21. I started flying light aircraft during a Pentagon assignment and have owned a Cessna 172, Piper Arrow, Cessna 210 and currently a Cessna 177RG. I am also building an RV-8 tail dragger that I hope to fly the first time in 2015.

Q: What are the Original Red Tags?
A: The four classes in residence at the AF Academy were assigned class colors which scroll as classes graduate. First was gold (or yellow as we called it), then blue, gray and finally red. I was in the first red class. Our Class of 1962 made the AF Academy a four year school. We initiated our summer training at Lowery AFB in Denver, CO and then moved to the permanent site in time for the fall school year to start. Each class had bed spreads, bath robes, and name tags that were in their class color. Thus, Class of 62 became the Red Tags. Sometimes there is a “B” word added at the end to describe us as we were known to be rowdy.

Q: What is your call sign and how did you get it?
A:  I have had a lot of them that varied from “Tequila” (flight instructor days) to “The Skipper” (thanks to my three US Navy pilots) when I was in command of the MiG squadron. Later in life the F-15 guys in the 67th TFS at Kadena tried to call me “Bushel” but it didn’t stick. Neither did “Top Cover”, another Kadena effort from either the Bats (44th TFS) or the 12th TFS. The one I can’t seem to get rid of is “Evil.” The details of the reason for that naming are best left unsaid. It came from my cadet squadron commander and dear friend at the AF Academy, Jeff Hornaday (RIP - died in an F-105 during the VN War).

Q: Can you describe your favorite assignment during your AF career?
A: Certainly the time involved creating the MiG squadron from the Pentagon followed by the actual period of command and flying the jets is special. I really never had a bad assignment. I was anxious to leave Air Training Command and get to fighters, and I will always be respectful of the combat experience in the F-4 along with being a Air Force Weapons School instructor in the F-4. F-5s followed as an Aggressor and that was definitely the most fun, operational in the F-15 was an incredible experience both because of Kadena and the cosmic features of the jet. And I can’t leave out the thrill of the Castle Tours in Germany flying RF-4s. The Rhine River at 500 knots and less than 500 ft is a real deal!  

Q: What is your role at the Air Force Weapons School?
A: I was hired to be the academic Subject Matter Expert for the F-15C with the task of assisting the “Blue Suit” instructor pilots. When the Special Ops folks (Hurlburt) became a part of the Weapons School I picked up the MC-130 and then finally the F-22 was added. So those are the systems. For each I assist the respective squadron instructors (pilots and navs) with academic teaching, courseware development and revision, syllabus updates, instructional handbooks and handouts and finally syllabus implementing phase manuals.

Q: What do you advise the young pilots joining the military today?
A: Do it. You will never be sorry.

Q: Do you still fly today?
A: Just in our Cessna and in the back end of the big commercial jets. I last flew in the F-15C in 2002. The pilot with me was Max Marosko III. His Dad, Max Marosko II checked me out in the F-15 at Luke AFB in 1980. So that was special. I am also a card carrying, pilot qualified member of the Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol but in recent years have not made the time available to be as active in CAP as I would like. My first jet ride was in a T-33 as a CAP cadet. My Dad was the pilot. When my Dad retired from the AF his last ride or fini-flight was in a T-38 at Laredo AFB, TX. As a T-38 instructor pilot I rode in Dad’s back seat on that last flight of his.

Q: What is the most satisfying part of your career?

A: I was fortunate enough to do exactly what I wanted to do with my life and career. And, it is still going that way. Better lucky than good! Without the people I met and worked with along the way, it wouldn’t have been near as satisfying. Thanks to you all.
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