About Nellis AFB, NV
Nellis AFB is a base in the northeastern part of the Las Vegas Valley in Nevada. It serves as a school and training ground for the United States Air Force. It is also the home of the Air and Space Operations Center, a command center used for air and space operations by the Air Force.
The base, originally named McCarran Field, was first used by the United States Army in the early 1940s for flying and gunnery training. In 1950, McCarran Field was renamed Nellis Air Force Base and began focusing on advanced air combat training.
Today, the "Home of the Fighter Pilot" runs the most demanding air combat training exercises in the world. Trainees are exposed to every type of fighter plane the Air Force has to offer, and they learn how to effectively coordinate attacks with every branch of the United States military while flying them.