Creech Air Force Base
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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
Palms at Silverstone Ranch
32.7 miles from base
Beautifully landscaped, this guard-gated community offers safe neighborhoods in a top school district.
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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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.
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!
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