The history of Nellis begins with the discovery of a site for an aerial gunnery school. Northeast Las Vegas proves as the perfect site for an air base because of its clear weather and year-round flying opportunities. Consisting of three major functional areas, Nellis incorporates mission support functions, munitions, housing, Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital and open space. As a result of its varied roles, Nellis is home to more squadrons than any other Air Force Base.
The economy has always been strong since the extravagant hotels and casinos were built, bringing tourism and entertainment to the forefront. These industries continue to flourish as the Las Vegas area’s economy mainstay. Las Vegas has consistently maintained the highest new job growth in United States. Of the 25 cities likely to have the country’s highest employment growth over the next five years, Las Vegas ranked sixth in a recent Forbes Magazine study. The construction industry continues to be a major employer in Southern Nevada as the demands for residential, resort, office and industrial space continue to soar. Gaming has served as the catalyst for the bulk of the Las Vegas’s phenomenal growth and outstanding economic success, providing a consistent flood of new jobs.
The most impressive draw to the area is its natural beauty. Located in the desert valley, Nellis AFB and the surrounding areas boast multicolor sunsets and landscape etched by the elements. Blessed with low humidity, ideal spring and fall temperatures and an average 320 days of sunshine per year, Nellis proves to be a great place to live for outdoor lovers. Nellis AFB is just 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, 30 minutes to beautiful Lake Mead for swimming, boating or fishing or close enough for a day trip to California, Arizona or Utah. The Colorado River offers unforgettable white water rafting. For hiking, rock climbing and outdoor photography there's Red Rock Canyon and Mt. Charleston. Skiers love Mt. Charleston and the many other ski slopes within a short drive of Las Vegas for their winter fun. Day tours to the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire and Death Valley are all available for family fun within close proximity to Nellis AFB.
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