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Nellis Air Force Base, Clark County, Nevada, USA

July 17th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Nellis Air Force Base (IATA: LSV, ICAO: KLSV) is a United States Air Force base, in Clark County, Nevada, on the northeast side of Las Vegas. It is also treated as a census-designated place by the United States Census for statistical purposes, and so specific demographic information about residents of the base is compiled. As of 2000, the base had a population of 8,896.

Nellis is a major training location for both US and foreign fighter aircraft pilots. The base is named for William Harrell Nellis, a Las Vegas resident and P-47 pilot who died in action during the Battle of the Bulge.

The main base covers approximately 11,300 acres (46 km²). 62 percent of it is undeveloped, while the remaining area is either paved or contains structures.

The base consist of three major functional areas.

  • Area I include the airfield and most of the mission support functions.
  • Area II is east of Area I and contains the munitions area.
  • Area III is across Las Vegas Boulevard from Area I. It contains housing, base hospital, and open space.

The associated Nellis Air Force Range is located to the west in Nye and several other counties.

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