Nellis Air Force Base is located approximately 7.1 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The base is home of the largest and most demanding advanced combat air-training mission in the world. It is the pinnacle of advanced air combat aviation training. The base's all-encompassing mission is accomplished through a wide array of aircraft, and its good year-round flying weather and location make it ideal for advanced combat aviation training.
Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 28th-most populous city in the United States. The city enjoys abundant sunshine year-round: it has an average of about 300 sunny days per year with more than 3,800 hours of sunshine.