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  • Honoring our heroes: Facilities, streets and who they are named for

    Nellis AFB MemorializationThe American military has long recognized those who have died in service to their country and preserved their memory, naming forts and bases after them as well as buildings and streets. The U.S. Air Force has inherited this tradition. This brochure lists some of those honored here at Nellis AFB, most of whom gave that
  • Lieutenant William Harrell Nellis

    William Harrell Nellis was born in Santa Rita, N.M., March 8, 1916. He was still a child when his family relocated to Searchlight, Nev. Nellis lived with his grandmother for a time in Searchlight. When not attending school, he helped her run the Searchlight Hotel. Nellis remained in the town until he graduated the eighth grade, then moved to Las
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