Preparing for Your Move
Your sponsor is your helping hand. He or she can assist you with everything from housing to in-processing. Sponsors are expected, at the minimum, to provide information concerning the base, the unit’s mission and your job. Your sponsor typically meets you upon arrival. If you do not hear from your sponsor within 45 days of your departure date, call the Nellis INTRO program manager at 702-652-5212 or 2310, or DSN 682-5212 or 2310.
Traveling to Nellis
Nellis is eight miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas. If you arrive at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, you can take a commercial taxi to the base for approximately $40. If you’re driving, take Interstate 15 to the Craig Road Exit 48 and drive approximately three miles east to the Nellis main gate.
If you received advance travel pay or elected to collect travel pay upon arrival, you are authorized reimbursement for any taxi fares, etc. Keep receipts for all expenses. The easiest and least expensive method of transportation is to prearrange to have your sponsor meet you at the airport.
Travelling to Creech
Creech is 45 miles northwest of Nellis in Indian Springs, Nev., on U.S. Route 95. Lodging is not available on or near Creech, so new arrivals should arrange billeting at Nellis. Nellis AFB provides daily round-trip shuttle bus service from Nellis to Creech for dormitory residents; the shuttle bus stop is located near Dorm Building 777 on the corner of Fitzgerald Boulevard and Carswell Avenue.
What To Do When You Arrive At Nellis
The following is a checklist of things to do and places to go during your in-processing. The base phone book is included in this base guide if you need additional phone numbers.
1. Lodging Office Nellis: 702-652-2711
5941 Fitzgerald Blvd.
The Nellis Inn is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week lodging facility. If you are traveling with your family, arrange for temporary quarters as soon as you receive your permanent change of station (PCS) orders. The lodging complex consists of 1,027 transient rooms and 60 temporary lodging facility units to serve incoming families.
2. Military Personnel Customer Support
4475 England Ave.
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
New arrivals should report to the First Stop Military Personnel Section Customer Support for in-processing. Personnel are required to bring their orders, personnel package and any records they have hand carried from their previous assignment. Customer support will assist you with in-processing and leave, and answer questions on various programs offered through the personnel section.
3. The Housing Management Office
4601 Richard Kisling Drive
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Housing Management Office is a required stop on your list of things to do. Nellis’ privatized family housing consists of 1,178 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in two areas, Nellis Terrace and Manch Manor. The HMO provides listings of off-base houses for sale and rent along with other local information. Many of the listings waive some or all deposits. You can also apply for on-base family housing; the HMO will check your status on the waiting list. Find out if you are required to reside on base due to marital or mission-essential status.
4. Financial Services Office
420 N. Grissom Ave.
Civilian Pay 702-652-1851
Military members are required to process through this office within two duty days of signing in at the Military Personnel section to avoid problems with military pay. Electronic funds transfer will normally make all payments directly to an account at a financial institution.
5. Traffic Management Office
4420 Grissom Ave.
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
You must provide your home address and duty phone before delivery of household goods or hold-baggage can be scheduled. Remember, someone must be at the delivery location to accept your goods on the date of delivery.
6. Mail Services
4250 Griffiss Ave.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Nellis Postal Service Center provides general delivery mail service to inbound permanent party individuals and their family members assigned to Nellis or Creech. Send a copy of PCS orders up to 90 days prior to the report-no-later-than date to obtain a postal box for mail forwarding and delivery. The order should be sent to 3500 Postal Service Center, Nellis Air Force Base, NV 89191-0045. Members in on-base dormitories will receive mail at the Postal Service Center, and members looking for housing can maintain a PSC box for up to two months or until permanent quarters are obtained.
Military member’s mail should be addressed as follows: Member’s name, rank, 3500 Postal Service Center, Nellis Air Force Base, NV 89191-0045.
Family members’ mail should be addressed: Family member’s name c/o member’s name, 3500 Postal Service Center, Nellis Air Force Base, NV 89191-0045.
What to Do When You Arrive At Creech
New arrivals should report to the Creech First Stop for in-processing from 8 to 9 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Creech First Stop is in the Military Personnel Section, Building 56. If reporting during a long weekend, personnel should notify their sponsor or organization and report to First Stop the next in-processing day. Walk-ins for in-processing will be accepted for members arriving on or after their RNLTD. Personnel are required to bring their orders, personnel package and any records they have hand carried from their previous assignment.
Military Personnel Section (MPS)
Creech: 702-404-1837/1752 or DSN 384-1837/17522
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday