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January 20, 2018

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Nellis Air Force Base

Mon, May 15, 1905 (midnight)

Nellis AFB began in 1941 as a dirt runway, a water well and a small operations shack located eight miles north of Las Vegas. Since then, Nellis has become home to more than 150 aircraft and a Warfare Center responsible for advanced combat training, tactics development and operational testing.

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