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Nellis Air Force Base
there may be many useful links here,
this page is not actively maintained (after 1997).
For the latest links see our new Nellis page.
and Nellis Range
Nellis Air Force Base's
primary mission is the training of pilots
and support crews in realistic air combat exercises, the best known of which is Red Flag.
The vast, Connecticut-size Nellis Range,
northwest of Las Vegas, is managed by the base
for support of these combat exercises.
Also making use of the range are numerous aircraft
and weapons testing programs, many of them secret.
The Nellis-administered range surrounds, but apparently does not include,
the block of land known as "Area 51"
and the secret Groom Lake air base within it.
(Area 51 appears to be under control of the Air Force Flight Test
Center at Edwards AFB.)
Nellis controls Indian Springs Auxiliary Air Field adjacent to
the southern part of the range, and also administers,
in conjunction with DOE, the Tonopah Test Range in northwest
part of the range. Nellis Area II,
a separate compound about a mile northeast of the main Nellis base,
includes a high-security bunker complex that is a
major national repository for nuclear
Stored on this server or servers affiliated with ours.
- General Information
- Areas Within Nellis Complex
- Area 51. Secret aircraft testing area
at Groom Lake, 35 miles west of Alamo, surrounded by Nellis and NTS
property. Is it part of the "Nellis Complex"? Semantics!
- Nellis Area II (also known as Lake Mead
Base). Facility adjoining Nellis AFB that includes a prison, munitions
depot and high security storage bunkers probably housing nuclear weapons.
- Basecamp Airfield, On US-6 10 miles N. of Warm Springs,
- Indian Springs Auxiliary Airfield, Indian Springs on US-95.
- Nellis Range. Exercise and testing area north of Las Vegas
- Tonopah Test Range. Aircraft testing
base and range support facility about 30 miles southeast of town of
- Tolicha Peak Electronic Combat Range. 30 miles north of Beatty.
Image* (48k) provided by CLUI. The "Korean" mock airfield is
shown in the center.
- Nellis Small Arms Range: Decommissioned. [See
FUDS links below]
- Las Vegas Air Force Station: Radar complex on Angel Peak.
Decommissioned. [See FUDS links below]
- Events and Issues
- Operational Data
- Articles (Latest first)
- "New commander at Nellis
excited about his team," By Susan Greene. Las Vegas Review-Journal,
5/6/96. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marv Esmond, a top fighter jock, returns
home to Las Vegas and the thrill of a new job.
- "State wildlife officials reach
hunting pact with Nellis Air Force Base", Las Vegas Review-Journal,
- "Sheep hunters obtain access to
Nellis range," Las Vegas Sun, 11/20/95.
- "Who Will Control Spy
Planes? Air Force And Army Are At Odds Over Unmanned
Vehicles", by Frank Oliveri. Air Force Times, 8/28/95.(2k)
- Pilotless aircraft lifts off from
Nellis Air Force Base, 7/28/95, Las Vegas Sun.
- Former Nellis Commander Thomas Griffith suspended for
- Formerly relieved of
duties, Las Vegas
Review-Journal, 8/24/95 (2k)
- Mention in Desert
Rat #28, 7/28/95 (2 para in 60k)
- In-Depth follow-up
in Las Vegas
Review-Journal, 7/2/95 (2k)
- First Report in Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/27/95 (2k)
Release from Air Force, 6/25/95 (2k)
- Official Profile
of Griffith, 1994. (2k)
- "Cultures clash on the range:
Air Force, Indians seek common ground at Nellis," By Richard Levy.
Las Vegas Sun, 6/4/96.
- Organization and Command Structure [See Nellis'
- Tenant Units (unacknowledged)
- Adjoining Facilities & Nearby Areas
- Nevada Test Site. Nuclear testing
ground, surrounded on three sides by the Nellis Range.
- Yucca Mountain Project. Proposed nuclear waste storage area.
- Las Vegas |
- Personnel [See also external links below]
Bud Bennett (now retired). Represented Air Force at White Sides
- References. Books and articles about Nellis, except breaking
- Red Flag: The Ultimate Game. 1981 made-for-TV movie,
- UFO Claims
- A Nellis "UFO," photographed by range cameras,
was first reported on Hard Copy in 1995.
Described in Desert Rat #22.
[Also see below.]
All stored on other servers
- Official Nellis AFB Home Page
- News Articles
- Search Las Vegas Sun for recent stories on:
Used Defense Sites (FUDS) in Nevada, a database from the Army
Corps of Engineers, includes
many maps and interesting documents on Nellis-controlled areas. All
maps and documents are in a crude Tiff format. Translate them to jpg
for more attractive display.
- General Information
- Maps & Photos
- Lockheed-Martin, the primary
contractor for range operations. Purchased the former contractor, Loral.
- Web Searches
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