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Does Nellis AFB offer tours?

Thousands of individuals visit Nellis every year. The variety of missions and its location near Las Vegas make Nellis a great destination to tour. However, due to our operations tempo, security envirnment, limited manning and frequent deployments, we are unable accommodate private tour requests from individuals, families or small groups.

Currently Nellis does not have a public tour program.

Usually, DoD ID Card Holders with installation access may conduct personal tours of the base with small groups of their own sponsored guests.  However, personnel must notify their commander and submit tour request forms below to ensure base leadership is aware of the visit. They also need to coordinate their tour and obtain approval from affected units well in advance, observe restricted/controlled areas and ensure they and their guests obey policies on photography. Most of the time, there is no restriction on photography while in public areas around the base. In contrast, photography on and near the flightline, and in controlled/restricted areas is prohibited without official written permission.

Cadet Tour Support:

Due to the extensive coordination and support required, we can only schedule one Air Force ROTC tour per month (no more than two per quarter). We will only entertain Junior ROTC and Civil Air Patrol requests from within our Nevada Test and Training Range communities in Southern Nevada.


You must submit your request at least 30 days in advance to
An Entry Authorization List must be submitted with the names, drivers license number and date of birth of each tour participant no later than one week prior to the tour. Please send this list to

All tours are conducted based on date availability between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. No weekend tours are available.

The 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office can only support tours for groups of up to 40 people or a maximum of one bus load.

The 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office approves tour requests based on scheduling considerations and operational requirements.

Groups are responsible for their own bus transportation (individual vehicles or caravanning is not allowed) and making all other arrangements outside the formal tour (e.g. if tour includes a lunch stop). Due to security and escort requirements, a maximum of 1 bus per tour will be granted access to the base.

Please make Public Affairs aware of any tour guests who are officers in the grade of O-6 or above as well as any distinguished persons, award winners, POWs, etc., who will be accompanying your tour.  Please notify us if any tour guests are not US Citizens.

All tours are subject to change or cancellation based on operational requirements. 

How to request a group tour:

By Online Form or Fax: Download the 99 ABW Tour Request Form, complete it, then fax it to (702) 652-9838 or email to
Public Affairs will call you for more information, if needed.

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