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Department of the Air Force
4311 N Washington Blvd
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
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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.
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.
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Personal Security (courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
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.
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