Nellis Air Force Base, "Home of the Fighter Pilot", is a United States Air Force base located in North Las Vegas, Nevada. It is seven miles northeast Las Vegas. It was named in honor of P-47 pilot 1st Lieutenant William Harrell Nellis, who was killed in WWII during the Battle of the Bulge. An installation of the Air Combat Command (ACC), Nellis is the location of the United States Air Force Warfare Center and is a major training location for both U.S. and foreign military aircrews.
The primary mission of the HQ Air Warfare Center is advanced training of combat aircrews throughout the Air Force. The center is also responsible for graduate level air combat weapons training for mission ready aircrews. The center also conducts follow-on operational testing and tactics development and evaluation using the latest weapon systems that equip the Air Force. Nellis AFB provides training for composite strike forces that include every type of aircraft in the USAF inventory, along with air and ground units of the Army, Navy, Marines and air units from allied forces.
Official website for Nellis Air Force Base