Creech Air Force Base

432nd Wing
1st Street, Building 3, Creech AFB, NV 89018
Air Force

ABOUT

Creech Air Force Base is located a mile from the central business district of Indian Springs, Nevada. The base is roughly 35 miles from Las Vegas and 45 miles from Nellis Air Force Base. Home to the famed “Hunters” of the 432nd wing and the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, the installation also housing the related operations of the British Royal Air Force’s No. 39 Squadron, the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron, the Nevada Air National Guard’s 232d Operations Squadron, and the Air Force Reserve’s 726th Operations Group. The Hunters manage unmanned aircraft system initial eligibility training for aircrew, intelligence, weather, and maintenance personnel.

The 432nd Wing is comprised of combat-ready Airman who fly the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft. The Airmen assist American and Coalition warfighters. The aircraft systems on Creech AFB maintain real-time reconnaissance, surveillance, and precision attack training against fixed time-critical targets.

Creech Air Force Base arose from a small training site erected in the aftermath of the brutal December 7, 1941, aerial attack on Pearl Harbor, an event that thrust America and the newly organized U.S. Army Air Forces into World War II. Envisioned as a simple sub-post “tent city” military training camp, by March 1942 three graded-earth landing strips with taxiways were in place and additional plans underway to construct more permanent fixed facilities that included an auxiliary landing field for the parent Las Vegas Army Airfield. In the following seven decades the installation’s roles and missions focused on such a sudden call to duty—preparing Airmen for combat and other roles in service to the nation.

There are approximately 3,000 military personnel, DoD civilians, and contractors, assigned to Clear Air Force Base.

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ARRIVAL

You are recommended to inprocess with the Military Personnel section when reporting to Creech AFB. Orders, personal packages and any records hand-carried records from your previous assignment are mandatory. Customer service will answer questions and help with inprocessing. Right Start Newcomer’s Orientation and finance inprocessing appointments are also organized by customer service.
The McCarran International Aiport (LAS) in Las Vegas, NV is a little over 50 miles south of Creech AFB. By car, it is about an hour drive. A base-to-base shuttle is offered to and from Nellis AFB to Creech AFB, which is a two-hour round trip commute. FedVan provides free commuting options for service members at Creech AFB.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
  

To be enrolled in a Nevada school, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before September 30th of the school year. Check with the local school district for other requirements. 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/. 

Clark County School District (702) 799-CCSD
This school system is the fifth largest in the nation with more than 316,000 students. Most military children attend public schools in the area because neither Creech AFB nor Nellis AFB offer schools on base. 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
 

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars. 

If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too. 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful. 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide 

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (775) 684-4000
Helps Nevada residents live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.

Child and Family Services (775) 684-4400
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Las Vegas Valley Humane Society (702) 434-2009
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

State of Nevada Department of Public Safety (702) 486-2935

Clark County, Nevada

City of Las Vegas

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Las Vegas-Clark County Library (702) 734-READ (7323)

Base Operator (702) 404-0864 

Airman & Family Readiness Center (702) 404-0864 

Chaplain (702) 404-0891 

Dental Clinic (702) 404-0991 

Family Child Care (702) 652-4400

Finance Office (702) 404-1083 

Housing Referral Office (702) 677-3660 

ID/CAC Card Processing (702) 404-1739 

Legal Office/JAG (702) 404-0881 

Nellis Housing Office (702) 652-1840 

Veterinarian Office (702) 652-8836

Welcome/Visitor’s Center (702) 404-0321

Housing

Creech AFB is located near the remote city of Indian Springs in Clark County, which has a population of just over 1,000. Housing is not available on base and most people assigned to this base choose to live closer to Las Vegas and Nellis AFB. All Creech AFB housing requests are maintained by Nellis AFB, which is about 45 minutes away. A base-to-base shuttle is offered to and from Nellis AFB to Creech AFB, which is a two-hour round trip commute. FedVan provides free commuting options for service members at Creech AFB. Contact The Housing Management Office number at (702) 652-1840 when you receive orders to move. Relocation assistance and referral services are arranged by the Housing Management Office (HMO).

Palms at Silverstone Ranch
32.7 miles from base

Beautifully landscaped, this guard-gated community offers safe neighborhoods in a top school district.

Lone Mountain
38.4 miles from base

Located northwest of Las Vegas, this community is a part of the highly-rated Clark County school district.

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Community

Located within the Mojave Desert, Indian Springs, NV has a low annual humidity of about 20% and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year. Just south of Indian Springs, Las Vegas is known for being one of the sunniest cities in the world.

The average rainfall in the area is 4.13 inches. Typically, the summers are long and hot and the winters are short and mild. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 105°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 111°F.

The best time to visit Las Vegas for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid September when the temperatures are at their highest. The coolest months are during December and February. The days are mild and sunny, while the nights are cold and sometimes in the freezing temperatures.

The overall cost of living on Creech Air Force Base is 16% lower than the Nevada average and 13% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of healthcare and transportation are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Creech AFB, the city’s housing index is 16% lower than the Nevada average and 13% lower than the U.S. average.

A golf course, fitness centers and two shoppettes are just a few of the on base amenities at Creech AFB. Considering the base is in the desert, lizards and geckos are common while strolling the area walking trails. There are four walking trails in Indian Springs. Desert National Wildlife Range is the most lengthy trail. Fourteen mile, Hayford Peak, is the most prominent trail in the area.

Las Vegas is first on the list when it comes to Nevada amenities. Although Las Vegas is less than an hour from Creech AFB, Sin City is not the only attraction in the area. South of Las Vegas is the town of Henderson. The Henderson Multi-generational Center is the largest recreation facility in Nevada. The center holds the largest outdoor amphitheater and only scenic bird preserve in the state. Playgrounds, splash parks and skate parks are just a small sample of the 64 parks and 180 miles of bike-friendly routes in Henderson. There is plenty to keep yourself busy while in the area.

Clark County has a population of over 2 million and the area accounts for more than 68% of Nevada’s population. The 8,000-square mile county is home to several self-contained cities with many different attractions, museums, hospitals, school systems and more.

The popular city of Las Vegas attracts more than 40 million visitors each year and is home to 14 of the 15 largest hotels in the nation. The local area boasts plenty of entertaining activities including music, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Enjoy a ballet or concert at the Smith Center, for instance, or take in a race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Don’t miss the Clark County Fair & Rodeo in Logandale or electronic dance music combined with cutting-edge effects at the Electric Daisy Carnival. Travel back in time with museums dedicated to the mob and neon signs. And be sure to check out the Las Vegas Strip and its dazzling attractions.

The Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River on the border between Nevada and Arizona. About a 45-minute drive from Las Vegas, this is one site you won’t want to miss!

Some other notable attractions include: the Fountains of Bellagio, Lake Mead, Madame Tussauds Wax MuseumRed Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and the Adventuredome at Circus Circus.

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