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Nellis Air Force Base is an Air Force installation located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nellis began in 1929 as a simple airfield, with nothing but a dirt runway and a small shack for operations. Now, Nellis Air Force Base spans over 11,300 acres, and is separated into 3 areas. Area I includes an airfield, housing, shopping and recreation. Area II includes a weapons storage complex as well as multiple training facilities, and Area III includes additional family housing, a hospital, and a munitions response area, which provided weapons storage during World War II. Nellis Air Force base also provides operational support for the nearby Creech Air Force Base, Tonopah Test Range, and the Nevada National Security Site.
In the early 1940's, it was renamed as the Las Vegas Army Airfield, and began offering both flying and gunnery training. Between the years of 1950-1954, Nellis Air Force Base began expanding, adding jet-capable runways, military service facilities, and on base housing. The base was named after William Harrell Nellis, a fighter pilot who flew over 70 missions in World War II in Europe and was fatally shot down over Luxembourg during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944.
Located approximately 8 miles north east of the Las Vegas Strip, Nellis Air Force base sits on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Centrally located, Nellis Air Force Base is only a one hour drive away from many local attractions, including Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Red Rock Canyon National Park.
Housing is offered on Nellis Air Force Base, both privatized housing and dormitories; there is also a large amount of off-base housing available in the area. Amenities offered on base include a hospital, commissary, and a 110,000 sf sports and fitness center. Additional resources, such as veteran's services, medical facilities, and shopping can be found nearby in Las Vegas.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.
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|KG - 6||3521 North Durango Dr Las Vegas, NV 89129||Public|
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|PK - 5||5701 Stacey Ave Las Vegas, NV 89108||Public|
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|9 - 12||6665 West Del Rey Ave Las Vegas, NV 89146||Public|
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|PK - 5||1100 Lena St Las Vegas, NV 89101||Public|
|6 - 12||701 North Pecos Rd Las Vegas, NV 89101||Public|
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|PK - 5||1300 Pauline Way Las Vegas, NV 89104||Public|
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|6 - 8||825 Marion Dr Las Vegas, NV 89110||Public|
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|PK - 5||1661 Lindell Rd Las Vegas, NV 89146||Public|
E W Griffith Elementary School
|PK - 5||324 Essex Dr Las Vegas, NV 89107||Public|
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|9 - 12||4291 Pennwood Ave Las Vegas, NV 89102||Public|
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|KG - 5||4551 Diamond Head Las Vegas, NV 89110||Public|
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|6 - 8||300 South Torrey Pines Dr Las Vegas, NV 89107||Public|
Military Banking Locations
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Navy Federal Credit Union North Las Vegas345 W Craig Rd Ste 128
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Armed Forces Bank, National Association4325 North Washington Boulevard
Nellis Air Force Base, NV 89110
Armed Forces Bank, National Association4311 Carswell Avenue
Nellis A F B, NV 89191
Navy Federal Credit Union Henderson671 Mall Ring Cir Suite 100
Henderson, NV 89014
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Cities Near Nellis Air Force Base
Not everyone wants to live as close to base as possible, check out these surrounding cities.
|City||Distance||Population||Avg. Home Price||Avg. Monthly Rent|
|North Las Vegas||10.4 miles||223,336||$141,300||$1,118|
|Nellis AFB||11.4 miles||3,620||$55,900||$1,424|
|Sunrise Manor||12.3 miles||187,647||$102,300||$884|
|Spring Valley||9.0 miles||183,937||$168,400||$1,088|
|Summerlin South||8.3 miles||25,315||$342,300||$1,544|
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