Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada 2009
Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is one
of the largest fighter bases in the world. Aircraft from
Nellis operate on the Nevada Test and Training Range, which offers more than
15,000 square miles
of airspace and 4,700 square miles of restricted land. More than 75 percent of
all live munitions
used by the Air Force for training are dropped on the Nevada Test and Training
Many communities in southern Nevada see and hear Nellis aircraft 24 hours a day,
seven days a week.
From 100 feet above the ground to twice the speed of sound, Nellis conducts
advanced combat training,
performs operational test and evaluation, and develops tactics.