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Installation Overview --Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada

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Installation Overview --Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada

A SH-60F Seahawk helicopter departs after delivering Navy SEAL Team members in response to a simulated crash during exercise Desert Rescue XI at Naval Air Station Fallon

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force; photo by: Staff Sgt. Aaron D. Allmon II

Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon is the United States Navy's premier air-to-air and air-to-ground training facility. It is located southeast of the city of Fallon in western Nevada.

NAS Fallon is the only facility in the Navy where an entire carrier air wing can train together in the strike tactics which have proven to be successful in combat. Many Navy pilots who flew in Operation Desert Storm credit their success to the training they received at NAS Fallon. Although the air station is relatively small in size the excellent training facilities, four bombing ranges, electronic warfare range, 14,000-foot runway and clear flying weather more than 300 days per year, make NAS Fallon one of the premier Naval installations. From its beginnings as a WWII Army Air Corps air strip in the early 1940s, Fallon has had many uses and missions.

NAS Fallon's main mission today is fleet support. Although relatively isolated, NAS Fallon is only a short drive from some of the finest outdoor recreation areas and historic sites in the country. Yet, there is big city excitement nearby too. Carson City, Nevada's state capitol, and Reno with its 24-hour entertainment are only an hour away.

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