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Nellis Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)
Nellis Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome CenterNellis Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center

Nellis Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nellis AFB is located just eight miles out of downtown Las Vegas. The base is the home of the famous United States Air Force Thunderbirds and features a museum celebrating the 64 years of the team’s history.

Nellis AFB is surrounded by a growing North Las Vegas residential community that boasts the 5th largest school district in the United States. Las Vegas is more than just world-famous casinos and tourism; it’s a place to call home.

Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Nellis Air Force Base to help aid you in your transition to your new post home.

  1. Where Is Nellis Air Force Base?
  2. Google Map View
  3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
  4. Entering Nellis Air Force Base and Base Amenities
  5. Where Should I Live Near Nellis Air Force Base?
  6. What Schools are Near Nellis Air Force Base?
  7. What’s the Weather Like in Nellis Air Force Base?
  8. Things to Do Near Nellis Air Force Base

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being. Check individual websites, there’s no shortage of accessibility getting around the area.

Where Is Nellis Air Force Base?

Nellis AFB is located 8 miles northeast of Las Vegas in Clark County, the 13th largest county in the United States. Of course, the famous Las Vegas Strip attracts visitors from all over the world, but the area is also surrounded by nature trails, outdoor activities, and the historic Hoover Dam is also nearby.

Nellis Air Force Base Welcome and Visitor Center
4625 Fitzgerald Blvd,
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1(702) 652-3216
Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 0500 to 1700
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
  • Federal Holidays: Closed

Nellis AFB Map

Nellis AFB Map

Directions to Nellis Air Force Base

Driving Directions

From Downtown Las Vegas
  1. Take I-15N
  2. Take Exit 48 for Craig Road
  3. Continue straight across to Fitzgerald Blvd and the Nellis Main Gate
From McCarran International Airport
  1. Head north on McCarran Airport Connector
  2. Turn left on Tropicana Ave
  3. Merge right onto I-15N
  4. Take Exit 48 for Craig Road
  5. Continue straight across to Fitzgerald Blvd and the Nellis Main Gate
From Union Station
  1. Turn left onto N Nebraska Ave
  2. Turn right onto E Kennedy Blvd
  3. Turn left onto N Tampa St
  4. Merge onto FL-618 Toll/Selmon Expressway
  5. Merge onto W Gandy Blvd
  6. Turn right onto FL-573 S
  7. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto FL-573 S/S Dale Mabry Hwy.

Greyhound Bus Station

The Greyhound bus schedule is run through Amtrak and operates out of the Saltlake City Intermodal Hub out of Salt Lake City. You can find bus schedules on the Amtrak site.

Driving Directions From the Greyhound Bus Station
  1. Head southwest on Main St.
  2. Continue onto Commerce St.
  3. Turn right onto Charleston Blvd.
  4. Take right late to merge onto I-15N
  5. Take Exit 48 for Craig Road
  6. Continue straight across to Fitzgerald Blvd and the Nellis Main Gate

Amtrak

Unfortunately, Amtrak no longer offers services to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Monorail

If you are exploring downtown Las Vegas, there’s a great alternative to walking up and down the Strip or hiring a taxi. The Las Vegas Monorail has seven different stops with trains less than 10 minutes apart that can get you where you want to go quickly.

Flights To Nellis Air Force Base

Las Vegas is serviced by one airport for use by both the public and military personnel. If you don’t have a personal vehicle, you can catch a taxi or take a shuttle to Nellis AFB.

Nellis Air Force Base Transportation Office

Nellis Air Force Base Household Goods/Transportation Office
4625 Fitzgerald Blvd,
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1(702) 652-6683
Hours: Monday-Friday 0800-1500

Entering the Base and Amenities

Entering Nellis Air Force Base and Amenities

All drivers on base must have a valid military ID, veterans or retiree ID, a valid driver’s license, and valid driver’s insurance card. For visitors passes, head to the Visitor’s Center and sign in.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

If you arrive during the regular duty hours, the first thing you need to do is report to your unit. If you happen to come in after duty hours, go directly to the 24-hour arrival point located in the Lodging Office and sign in. In-processing is conducted by the Military Personnel Section and Finance Monday or Thursday at 8:00 AM in building 20, room 319.

Nellis Air Force Base Visitor Center

Nellis AFB Welcome and Visitor Center
6801 S. Dale Mabry Hwy
Nellis AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 1 (702) 652-3216
Hours:

  • Monday-Friday – 5:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Saturday/Sunday – Closed
  • Federal Holidays – Closed

Nellis Air Force Base DEERS Office

The DEERs office is by appointment only until February 26, 2021.

Nellis AFB ID Card & DEERS Office
4475 N. England Ave, Bldg 20, Room 115,
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1(702) 652-6844
Hours:

  • Monday-Friday – 0800 – 1500
  • Saturday/Sunday – Closed
  • Federal Holidays – Closed

Nellis Air Force Base Gate Hours

In total, Nellis AFB has ten gates allowing ten points of access. The main gate is accessible via Fitzgerald Blvd.

  • Main Gate: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Area II Gate: 0530-1730, 7 days a week
  • Beale Gate: 0530-1730 Monday-Friday
  • Hollywood Gate: 0530-0700 & 1600-1730 Monday-Friday
  • Landings Gate: 24/7, 7 days a week
  • Manch Manor Gate: 24/7, 7 days a week
  • Range Road Gate: 24/7, 7 days a week
  • I-215 Gate: 0600-0900 & 1500-1800 Monday-Friday
  • Simons Gate: 0500-1700 Monday-Sunday
  • VA Hospital Gate: 0600-1800 Monday-Friday

Nellis Air Force Base Commissary

Nellis Air Force Base Commissary

4200 Mountain Home St.
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 632-5500

Nellis AFB Commissary Hours

  • Sunday: 0800 – 1800
  • Monday-Saturday: 0800 – 1900

Nellis Air Force Base Exchange

5691 Rickenbacker Road, Bldg. 431
Nellis AFB, NV 891917052
Phone: 1 (702) 643-3526

Nellis AFB Exchange Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 0900-1800
  • Saturday: 0900-1800
  • Sunday: 1000-1800

Nellis Air Force Base Barber Shops

Nellis Air Force Base Barber Shops

5691 Rickenbacker Road
Nellis AFB, NV, 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 643-9556

Nellis AFB Main Exchange Barber Shop Hours

  • Monday-Saturday: 0800-1900
  • Sunday: 1000-1800

Nellis Air Force Base Post Office

4250 Griffiss Ave,
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1(800) 275-8777

Nellis AFB Post Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 0830-1600
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Nellis Air Force Base Finance Office

4420 Grissom Avenue, Building #11
Nellis AFB, NV, 89191
Phone: 1(702) 652-4844

Nellis AFB Finance Office Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Friday-Sunday – Closed

Nellis Air Force Base Legal Office

4428 Bldg 18, England Ave,
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 652-5407

Nellis AFB Legal Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Nellis Air Force Base Library

5941 Fitzgerald Boulevard
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 652-4484

Nellis AFB Library Hours

  • Please call for hours.

Nellis Air Force Base Hotels

Nellis Air Force Base Hotels

Las Vegas has an overwhelming amount of hotel options, but we’ll guide you to the hotels with high ratings closest to Nellis AFB. There are more options the closer you get to downtown and still plenty of options off the Strip if you want to avoid the crowded streets of one of the world’s largest tourist destinations.

Aviation Inn
5330 E Craig Rd,
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: 1 (702) 643-6111

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Nellis
4288 N Nellis Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: 1 (702) 632-0229

Holiday Inn Express Las Vegas-Nellis
4035 N Nellis Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: 1 (702) 644-5700

Comfort Inn & Suites Las Vegas – Nellis
4375 E Craig Rd,
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: 1 (702) 982-6700

Best Western Plus North Las Vegas Inn & Suites
4540 Donovan Way,
North Las Vegas, NV 89081
Phone: 1 (702) 649-3000

Download MyBaseGuide’s Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s Nellis Air Force Base Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where Should I Live Near Nellis Air Force Base?

Where Should I Live Near Nellis Air Force Base?

Major Cities Near Nellis Air Force Base

Nellis Air Force Base sits just outside downtown Las Vegas. Naturally, that means that the city is bursting with tourism and diversity. Over 43 million tourists visit Las Vegas annually. But it’s not all the Vegas you’ve heard so much about; there are 550,000 residents that consider the city their home.

Best Places to Live Near Nellis Air Force Base

North Las Vegas

The Strip might be well known in southern Las Vegas, but the community in North Las Vegas has made an identity all their own, separate from the hustle and bustle of downtown. This business-friendly city boasts 200,000 residents with residential developments on the rise.

Henderson

Thirteen miles southeast of downtown Las Vegas lies the city of Henderson. One of the city’s main features is the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex featuring baseball fields, disk golf, a sports park, bicycle terrain, and more.

Boulder City

A little farther out from the base, Boulder City is 25 miles southeast of downtown. It originated as a housing community for workers building the Boulder Dam. Now, 15,000 residents enjoy the small-town feel of this little city.

Fun fact: it’s the only city in Nevada without gambling.

Look for homes and apartments at AHRN.com

Hot Tip: Look for Nellis Air Force Base homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at AHRN.com.

Nellis Air Force Base Schools

Nellis Air Force Base Schools

Nellis AFB hosts no on-base schooling, so all students will need to attend Clark County School District. The district is the 5th largest in the country and serves the communities in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Mesquite. In addition to the compressive education programs from kindergarten to the 12th grade in Clark County schools, the district has multiple magnet schools and career technical academies.

Nellis Air Force Base Weather

Nellis Air Force Base Weather

It comes as no surprise that the desert of southern Nevada surrounding Nellis AFB is hot. In the summer months, the average temperature stays in the high 90’s. Although it can get cold at night, the daytime averages, even in winter, rarely drop below the mid-40s. Be sure to always have water on you, especially for outdoor activities, because the temperature regularly climbs past 100 degrees.

For more detailed information, check out this article on Nellis AFB Weather.

Things to Do Near Nellis Air Force Base

Things to Do Near Nellis Air Force Base

There’s no shortage of activities near Nellis AFB. From outdoor nature excursions to cooling off at one of the many parks hosting water features, you are sure to find something for the whole family. Las Vegas isn’t just a destination for tourists hoping to frequent The Strip; there’s plenty to see and do outside of downtown. Hoover Dam is a short drive away and just down the street from Nellis AFB is the NASCAR speedway.

For a detailed breakdown of the activities in the area, be sure to click here, and for our top-list of restaurants click here.

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Hot Tip: Connect with military-trusted businesses and deals exclusively for Nellis Air Force Base at MyBaseGuide.

Conclusion

Relocating can be a stressful experience, but we hope this guide has given you a clearer picture of the area surrounding Nellis AFB. The communities surrounding Las Vegas are sure to provide you with all kinds of adventures during your time stationed at Nellis Air Force Base.

 

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