Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases have played important roles in Southern Nevada since the early 1940s. Nellis AFB has a primary mission of training military personnel to fly, fight and win, utilizing the 2.9 million-acre Nevada Test and Training Range. In January 2015, Nellis – the leader in combat aircrew training in the U.S. Air Force – welcomed its first F-35 Lightning II, the latest fifth-generation stealth multirole fighter, while Creech continues to be a pivotal resource in the fight continuously tasked by our nation’s leadership.
From extensive combat operations to quick reaction humanitarian missions, the latest satellite technology allows Creech Airmen to fly remotely piloted aircraft locally and around the globe. In order to support these diverse, complex missions, the installations are home to the largest civil engineer, communications, readiness and force support squadrons, as well as the largest medical center, in Air Combat Command.
This Economic Impact Analysis provides information about Nellis, Creech and NTTR’s impact on the local economy. It provides a better understanding of how important the bases are to Southern Nevada and their neighboring communities.
Economic Impact Analysis FY 2021