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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a map of base?

     Unfortunately, no. If you are visiting the base, please work with your sponsor to find directions or ask gate guards where you can find certain buildings, units and offices.

Can I use the Golf Course?

     Anyone with base access can use the golf course.

Is there a Thunderbirds Museum?

     There is. Anyone with base access can visit the Thunderbird Museum 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those without base access can visit the museum if they are part of an approved tour group that is visiting Nellis.  Click here for more information on tour group requests.

How can I notify the base of an aircraft noise disturbance?

     We encourage civilians to contact 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs with any noise complaints. The public affairs office can be reached at 702-652 2750.

Where can I eat on base?

     The Commissary is a fully operational supermarket, and the Base Exchange features a food court with Anthony's Pizza, Charley's grilled subs, Taco Bell, Arby's, and Manchu Wok. Papa Johns, Burger King and Popeye's Chicken also have on-base locations. We also have several dining halls available for enlisted military personnel (officers should check with management for current policy on their use of these facilities).  A listing of facilities, hours and contact numbers is available here: http://www.nellis.af.mil/phonedirectoryandhours.asp

Who is Nellis AFB named after?

     Nellis is named for a one-time resident of Searchlight, Nevada, who participated in 70 aerial combat missions during World War II. William Harrell Nellis was Killed in Action over Luxembourg Dec. 27, 1944. His full biography can be read here.