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6.Air Combat Cmd - Nellis airbase complex

Last modified: 19 Dec 2018, submitted by: Joker

Country: United States    Region: Nevada

Locale: Las Vegas

Latitude: 36° 15' 15" N     Longitude: -115° 1' 51" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


3614'12"N 115 2'34"W Nellis airbase complex, Nevada.

Established 1925 and reconstructed in 1940 as Las Vegas Army Airfield, a training base for bombing and gunnery. Renamed Las Vegas AFB in 1948 operating a gunnery school. Renamed Nelis AIrbase in the early 1950's and operating as a fighter/bomber training base. Over to Tactical Air Cmd in 1958. Currently the Nellis complex is under Air Combat Cmd.

Current Nellis airbase units:
- US Air Force Warfare Center reports directly to Air Combat Cmd USAFWC activated 1966, as former USAF Tactical Fighter Weapons Center bur was renamed USAFWC in 2005.
- 99th Airbase Wing; host wing for Nellis and Creech airbases providing staffing and support units
- 57th Wing provides advanced, realistic, and multi-domain training focused on dominance through air, space, and cyberspace. 57th is composed of the USAF Weapons School, 57th Maintenance Grp, 57th Ops Grp, 57th Adversary Tactics Grp, USAF Demo Sq Thunderbirds, USAF Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School (AMMOS) and 561 Joint Tactics Sq.
- Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR).
- 53 and 505th Test and Evaluation Groups
- 926 Wing (AFRES)

Other tenants:
- 365 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Grp
- 563 Rescue Grp, Operating Location-Alpha (OL-A)
-- 66th Rescue Sq
-- 820 RED HORSE Sq
- Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat

Note: main entrypoint at grid 3615'11"N 11458'14"W of Nellis Area II. The nuc weapon storage area 1954 - now (a.k.a.Lake Mead base a.k.a. site Love) Still one of the largest active nuclear weapon storages in the US. Supervised by 896th MUNitions Sq and secured by 99th Security Force Sq providing combat-ready defenders, controlling all entry, exit and movement within the WSA and ensuring security aspects of air and ground logistical movements.

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