See the Getting To & Around Churchill County chapter on Page 17 for information about airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, about 70 miles from the base. Taxi fare from the airport to the base will exceed $100.
Contact your sponsor with your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, before you arrive at NAS Fallon. If you are flying into Reno-Tahoe International Airport, contact your sponsor at least two to three days before arrival to make pickup arrangements, because the airport is an hour-and-a-half drive from NAS Fallon.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for NAS Fallon. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging/dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.
If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact your gaining unit or call the NAS Fallon Command Services Office at 775-426-2525/2713.
Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.
From Reno or Sparks
Take Interstate 80 east to the Fernley/Fallon exit (No. 48), veer right, and continue through one light and over the bridge. At the roundabout, make a three-quarter circle onto Alternate U.S. 50, which will take you directly into Fallon. In Fallon, U.S. 50 turns into Williams Avenue. Continue down Williams to Taylor Street (U.S. 95 south). Turn right onto Taylor Street. About 5 miles out of town turn left on Union Lane. Proceed east to Pasture Road. Turn left onto Pasture Road; the main gate will be approximately 1/4 mile on your right.
From Las Vegas
Take U.S. 95 north and turn right onto Union Lane (sign points to NAS Fallon). Continue down Union Lane to Pasture Road and turn left. The main gate will be about 1/4 mile on your right.
Customer Service Detachment
When you arrive at the base, you are required to inprocess with the Customer Service Detachment. Personnel who report after hours or on weekends must report to the NAS Fallon Quarterdeck, Building 350, to have their orders endorsed with the date and time of check-in. Delays in reporting to CSD may affect pay and allowances, so make sure it is one of your first stops.
When checking in with the Receipt Section of CSD, bring your service record, your original orders with detaching endorsements from your prior command, receipts for lodging and travel, your travel claim (dates of departure, modes of transportation and reason for stop), your current address and the name and address of a spouse or next of kin (for Page 2 processing).
Critical Installation Information
Isolated duty screening is mandatory for PCS transfer to NAS Fallon. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and your family have passed isolated duty screening. The Fallon area is considered remote and isolated duty, with limited local medical services. Improper screening could also result in unnecessary expenses incurred by the service member and the Navy.
If you are married or a single parent and are bringing your family, plan on having $3,500 to $5,000 in cash or traveler’s checks for startup expenses, including rental and security deposits, utility deposits and other initial costs. This money can be accumulated from advance dislocation allowance, per diem and travel. See your local Customer Service Detachment office for specific information on all the advance pays and allowances you are authorized.
If you are considering being a geographic bachelor at NAS Fallon, you must first contact the command master chief at 775-426-2855 to submit a formal request. Requests will be authorized based on need and space availability.
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites
4755 Pasture Road, Building 354
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites provides hotel-style accommodations for those arriving at NAS Fallon. Room amenities include cable TV, free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, a microwave, a refrigerator and more. Check the website for current room rates.
4755 Pasture Road, Building 341
The Navy Lodge also provides hotel-style accommodations for those arriving at NAS Fallon. Room amenities include cable TV, DVD players, kitchenettes and more. Pet-friendly rooms are available. Check the website for current rates.