Nevada Air Force BasesCreech AFB Indian Springs
Creech Air Force Base, known as Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field until 2005, is home to the unmanned Predator missions conducted regularly in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. But before its role in the War on Terror, Creech, like all military bases constructed during the ’40s played a vital role in WWII. The base itself is renamed in honor of General Creech who reshaped the way in which the Air Force operated during his time in the Military. He died August 26, 2003. The 99th Range Squadron commands the base and the 11th and 15th Reconnaissance Squadron man the Predator system. A system introduced to reduce the costs of persistent surveillance without directly risking any soldiers.
Nellis AFB Clark
Nellis Air Force Base is operated by the Air Combat Command and located in Clark County, near North Las Vegas, Nevada. It was built in 1941 and is currently home to the 99th Air Base Wing and the 57th Air Base Wing. It is named after First Lieutenant William Harrell Nellis, who was killed in his P-47 during the Battle of the Bulge. The largest and most rigorous advanced air combat training in the world is done in Nellis. Nellis AFB trains composite strike forces using all types of aircraft available in the United States Air Force. Training is also participated by ground forces of the Army and the Marine Corps. Air Forces of other allied nations also participate in the exercises.
Nevada Navy Bases
NAS Fallon Fallon
Naval Air Station Fallon is a military facility for air-to-air and air-to-ground training. The training base is located in Churchill County, Fallon, West Nevada. It was built in June 10, 1944 as a defensive airfield to repel probable Japanese invasions during the Second World War. The station is currently under the command of Captain Michael H. Glaser. NAS Fallon is currently home to the Naval Fighter Weapons School, popularly known as Top Gun, and the Naval Strike Air Warfare Center which controls TOPGUN, the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School, and the Navy Rotary Wing Weapons School. Training for Navy SEAL Combat Search and Rescue also takes place in the base. The base has a population of 2,499 which includes 1,058 active military personnel and 879 contractors.