Naval Station Fallon
Naval Fighter Weapons School; Naval Aviation
Warfighting Development Center
4755 Pasture Rd, Fallon, NV 89406
Naval Air Station Fallon or NAS Fallon is the United States Navy’s premier air-to-air and air-to-ground training facility. It is located southeast of the city of Fallon in western Nevada in the United States. Since 1996, it has been home to the Naval Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) taking over from the former NAS Miramar, California, and the surrounding area contains 240,000 acres of bombing and electronic warfare ranges.
It is also home to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC), which includes TOPGUN, the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School (CAEWWS) and the Navy Rotary Wing Weapons School. Navy SEAL Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) training also takes place there.
The airfield is named Van Voorhis Field in honor of Commander Bruce Van Voorhis (1908-1943) who was awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor.
Home to the Fighting Saints of VFC-13 and the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, NAS Fallon is the Navy’s premier tactical air warfare training center. It is known throughout the Navy as the sole facility where an entire carrier air wing can conduct comprehensive training while integrating its every element into realistic battle scenarios.
Approximately 5,000 military/civilian/contractor personnel and family members are at NAS Fallon.
The closest commercial fights land at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, about 70 miles from the base.
Contact your sponsor with your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, before you arrive at NAS Fallon. If you are flying into Reno-Tahoe International Airport, contact your sponsor at least two to three days before arrival to make pickup arrangements, because the airport is an hour-and-a-half drive from NAS Fallon.
When you arrive at the base, you are required to in process with the Customer Service Detachment. Personnel who report after hours or on weekends must report to the NAS Fallon Quarterdeck, Building 350, to have their orders endorsed with the date and time of check-in. Delays in reporting to CSD may affect pay and allowances, so make sure it is one of your first stops.
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 by Sept 30 of the school year. Check with the school for requirements.
In 2010, Nevada along with the majority of other 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. At present, national Common Core State Standards exist only for English language arts and mathematics, with science and social studies in development, though Illinois has state standards across the full curriculum. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers 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.
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.
Churchill County Human Resources 775-428-1311
Helps Alabama families 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.
Fallon Child and Family Services 775-423-8566
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.
Housing Services Office 775-423-9569
ID/CAC Card Processing 775-426-2808
Medical Appointments 775-426-3100
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Once the 2015-2020 renovations are complete, NAS Fallon will offer 202 family housing units that accommodate approximately 53% of eligible families; 5 homes are special needs and are located in Mountain View Housing. Military housing is limited, so check out availability as early as possible. For more information call 775-426-2809 or DSN 312-890-2809.
In Fallon, the summers are hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, very cold, dry, and partly cloudy.
Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22 degrees to 95 degrees and is rarely below 10 degrees or above 102 degrees. The hot season is from June 11 to September 14, with an average high of 85 degrees. The cold season is from November 21 to February 17, with an average daily high temperature below 54 degrees.
The best time of year for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The overall cost of living index in Fallon, NV is 98, which is 5% lower than the Nevada average and 2% lower than the national average.
Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Fallon, NV are 6% higher than the Nevada average and 13% higher than the national average.
Naval Air Station Fallon, part of Navy Region Southwest, is in Churchill County, Nevada, about 70 miles east of Reno, Nevada, in northern Nevada’s high desert. Carson City, the state’s capital, is only 90 minutes away.
NAS Fallon is also near multiple outdoor recreation sites, including stunning Lake Tahoe, about 90 miles to the west and Grimes Point just 10 miles east of Fallon that offers self-guided interpretive trials that features rock writing and petroglyphs.
The World Championship Cowboy Fast Draw is held every October at the Churchill fairgrounds. Cowboys compete for the title of “fastest gun alive”.
The area offers plenty of activities such as music, theater, historical landmarks, parks, sports and shopping.
The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair or the challenging corn maze at Lattin Farms’ Fall Festival are some of they yearly events that the whole family will love.
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