Compared to the rest of the country, Las Vegas's cost of living is 111. An amount above 100 means Las Vegas is more expensive than average. The biggest factor in the cost of living difference in Las Vegas is housing. The median home price is $384,000 while the median rental price is $1,245. To check your BAH rates, please click HERE for the current BAH Calculator. The zip code for Nellis AFB is 89191.
Everyone at Nellis plays a vital role in molding its aerial forces into the "toughest kid on the block." The work is hard, the hours are sometimes long and the temperatures soar during summer months. In spite of that, Nellis AFB and the Las Vegas Valley are great places to live and work. Las Vegas has some of the best entertainment and recreation in the world including fishing, water sports, canyons and mountains which are only a short drive away. And nothing can beat the pride of being a member of the busiest air combat base in the world.
WiFi hotspots for Internet access on base are located at:
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You can make your own arrangements for temporary lodging by calling the Lodging Office, 702-652-2711 or DSN 312-682-2711.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Nellis AFB has a mandatory hands-free cell phone driving policy on base. Phones placed on speaker phone are NOT considered hands-free.
Child Care for PCS Program -- a free child care program funded by Air Force Aid Society offers up to 20 hours of free child care in on base licensed child care provider homes. Families can take advantage of this program up to 60 days inbound and also 60 days prior to outprocessing. Please contact the Military and Family Readiness Center at 702-652-3327 for a free voucher and a list of child care providers.
Nellis Air Force Base, a part of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command, is located approximately eight miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The base itself covers more than 14,000 acres, while the total land area occupied by Nellis and its restricted ranges is about 5,000 square miles. An additional 7,700 miles of airspace north and east of the restricted ranges are also available for military flight operations.
Nellis is a major focal point for advanced combat aviation training. Its mission is accomplished through an array of aircraft, including fighters, bombers, refuelers, and aircraft used for transport, close-air-support, command-and-control and combat search-and-rescue. The Nellis work force of about 14,914 military, civilians and contractors makes it one of the largest single employers in Southern Nevada. The total military population numbers more than 46,500, including family members and military retirees in the area.
There are approximately 11,628 military and 3,286 civilians/contractors who work at Nellis. In addition, 22,728 family members are stationed here. On average there are over 1,200 temporary duty (TDY) personnel each day at Nellis, and over 8,000 official visitors annually.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Area population: 2,899,000, North Las Vegas, NV population 295,097.
Because of Nellis' good year-round flying weather and location, it is an ideal place for advanced combat aviation training. There are approximately 11,628 military and 3,286 civilians / contractors who work at Nellis. On average there are over 1,200 temporary duty (TDY) personnel each day at Nellis, and over 8,000 official visitors annually.
Transportation is available for permanent party personnel for official use. For more information and policies contact Vehicle Dispatch at 702-652-8305 or DSN 312-682-8305.
Air Force Permanent Party personnel should contact your unit Commander's Support Staff for a sponsor. If you did not receive a sponsor, contact the Nellis AFB Military and Family Readiness Center for assistance; 702-652-3327 or DSN 312-682-3327.
Department of Defense civilians should contact your selecting official or personnel office for a sponsor. If you did not receive a sponsor, contact the Nellis AFB Military and Family Readiness Center for assistance at 702-652-3327 or DSN 312-682-3327 or visit the AFPC PCS web page.
Until you get a permanent address your mail may be forwarded to: Last Name, First Name, MI 3500 Postal Service Center (must be spelled out) Nellis AFB, NV 89191-0045. Upon arrival, pick up mail at the Postal Service Center co-located with the on base U.S. Post Office in Bldg. 320. Newcomers may fax their PCS orders to the Postal Service Center at DSN 682-2112, commercial 702-652-2112. The voice number is DSN 312-682-8824, commercial 702-652-8824.
You can make your own arrangements for temporary lodging by calling the Lodging Office, 702-652-2711 or DSN 312-682-2711. Be sure to let the Lodging Office know if your arrival date changes and have your confirmation number handy.
Be sure to stop by the Military and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) for information on schools, utility companies, neighborhoods, etc. Take advantage of PCS Childcare, an Air Force Aid Society program and get 20 hours of free childcare (per child) prior to leaving your current duty station and another 20 hours (per child) at your gaining base. Upon arrival, you will be scheduled by the Military Personnel Section to attend Right Start Newcomers' Orientation for in-processing. Military Personnel will also schedule you for your finance in-processing appointment to file your travel voucher. During Right Start, newcomers will increase their knowledge of Nellis and the local community, and they can visit many agencies at the Information Fair. The M&FRC highly encourages spouses to attend Right Start. You can reach the M&FRC at 702-652-3327 or DSN 312-682-3327.
If you need dishes, pot and pans or other light housekeeping items until your things arrive, you may borrow them from the Outdoor Recreation Center, 702-652-2514.
Critical Installation Information
Everyone at Nellis plays a vital role in molding its aerial forces into the "toughest kid on the block." The work is hard, the hours are sometimes long and the temperatures soar during summer months. Nevertheless, Nellis AFB and the Las Vegas Valley are great places to live and work. This area has some of the best entertainment and recreation in the world including fishing, water sports, and mountains which are only a short drive away. And nothing can beat the pride of being a member of the busiest air combat base in the world.
ALWAYS LOCK YOUR VEHICLE ... THIS REDUCES YOUR CHANCES OF BECOMING AN AUTO THEFT VICTIM BY MORE THAN 60%The LVMPD has a recovery rate of 75% in terms of all vehicles stolen. Most are recovered within seven days.
IF YOU ROLL UP YOUR WINDOWS ... YOU HAVE REDUCED YOUR CHANCES OF AUTOTHEFT BY UP TO 20%Currently, nationwide auto theft results in an estimated value of over $8 billion a year loss to consumers because of this crime.
REMOVING YOUR KEYS CAN REDUCE YOUR CHANCES OF BECOMING AN AUTO THEFT VICTIM BY UP TO 80%Besides the obvious loss of a vehicle, we all feel the effects of this crime through our insurance premiums. In 1998, auto theft cost insurance companies and consumers $200 million. Nevada currently does not mandate an insurance discount for an anti-theft device, so please check with your insurer.
ANTI-THEFT DEVICE MAY DETER THOSE THIEVES LOOKING FOR TRANSPORTATIONEach year more than a million vehicles are stolen in the United States BB about one vehicle every 30 seconds. The crime is made simple because car owners do not take some necessary precautions. Most car thieves are amateurs who steal cars for transportation, i.e., "joy riding."
DON'T BUY A STOLEN CAR--TIPS FOR YOUR PROTECTION
There are several things buyers should be aware of when making private purchases:
WEEKEND: This suspect looks through the newspaper for a vehicle to buy. The transaction will be conducted on a Friday night with the thief assuming the victim will not cash the check until the next business day (Monday). The suspect will give the victim a fake check using false identification. Once the suspect has possession of the vehicle, he will immediately sell it to another innocent purchaser.
TEST DRIVE SCAM: This scam involves a suspect who shows up to purchase your car and asks if he can take the vehicle for a test drive so he can show his wife and children or have a mechanic check it out. The suspect sometimes will leave a small "deposit" and fake identification. The suspect will take the car, never to return again.
LOST TITLE SCAM: In this scam a suspect will "sell or trade" his stolen vehicle and tell the victim the vehicle title is lost or stolen. The suspect promises to send away for a new title as soon as possible. The deal is consummated. After a month or two, the victim attempts to contact the "seller" only to find that the identification is false and the vehicle traded or purchased actually has been stolen.
LEASE SCAM: This scam involves a suspect who will obtain credit in the name of another person who has good credit. The suspect then goes to a local dealership to lease a high-dollar vehicle for six months or a year. The suspect, still using fake identification, then goes to another state and sells the vehicle to an innocent person. When the lease is up, the dealership will report the car stolen. Once the vehicle is recovered, it is returned to the dealership or the insurance company. Meanwhile, the innocent purchaser is out both the vehicle and the money.
Nellis AFB is located in Clark County Nevada, approximately 8 miles northeast from downtown Las Vegas. "Home of the Fighter Pilot," Nellis Air Force Base is home to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, the largest and most demanding advanced air combat training mission in the world. Nellis AFB homepage.
Nellis Air Force Base is located northeast of downtown Las Vegas, approximately 293 miles from Los Angeles, 298 miles from Phoenix, 419 miles from Salt Lake City and 288 miles from Grand Canyon National Park.
Traveling from Harry Reid International Airport
If arriving at Las Vegas by civilian airlines, Nellis AFB is located about 15 miles from Harry Reid International Airport. Follow signs to Interstate 15 (I-15) North to the Craig Road exit. Go right, or east, onto Craig Road. Nellis AFB main gate is located east of Interstate 15 at the end of Craig Road.
There are numerous car rental options at Harry Reid International Airport as well as taxis at the terminals. Please ensure you are taking a marked taxicab. Upon arrival at the Main Gate of Nellis AFB, you will have to go in the Visitor’s Center to obtain a base pass for the driver.
Directions from Harry Reid international Airport to Nellis AFB
Taking Bus from Harry Reid International Airport to Nellis AFB
Members and their families can board the Westcliff Express (WAX) Northbound at zero level and take it to the Downtown Transportation Center for a transfer to the Max (Bus #113 North). The Max would then take them to the base.
The cost for the trip is $5 one way, $7 round trip. A ticket is good for 24 hours as a day pass. The approximate travel times would be around 1 hour from the airport to the base.
Traveling from Las Vegas Bus StationsFrom Las Vegas, Bus Stations go north on Main Street which will merge with Las Vegas Blvd North. Nellis AFB is located on Las Vegas Blvd about 8 miles east of the Bus and Train Stations.
Base Operator Phone number is 702-652-1110 or DSN 312-682-1110. Follow the automated instructions carefully to get connected appropriately.