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Naval Station Fallon

Naval Fighter Weapons School; Naval Aviation 
Warfighting Development Center 
4755 Pasture Rd, Fallon, NV 89406
NAS Fallon Nevada

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. 

Arriving at Naval Station 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. 

Base Population

Approximately 5,000 military/civilian/contractor personnel and family members are at NAS Fallon.