NAS Fallon


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON Location 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 recreatio


Welcome to Churchill County, home to Naval Air Station Fallon and the Naval Fighter Weapons School. Churchill County, which has 23,989 residents, lies in a broad valley in the high desert of Nevada that was once covered by prehistoric Lake Lahontan. Comprising an area of about 4,930 square miles,

Getting To & Around

Situated in the Lahontan Valley in the high desert of northern Nevada, Churchill County is connected to Reno, Nevada, and from there to San Francisco by Interstate 80, and to Los Angeles by several U.S. highways beginning with U.S. 95. Las Vegas can also be reached by car i

Housing & Real Estate

A low cost of living and abundant recreational opportunities in Churchill County contribute to a high quality of life not often found in larger metropolitan areas. In 2015, about 24,200 people called Churchill County home, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Population density is low, only five people per

Employment & Economy

Touted as the “business oasis of Nevada,” Churchill County enjoys a prime location in the west-central part of the state as well as proximity to Idaho, California, Oregon and Utah. Reno is only an hour away, and Lake Tahoe 30 minutes beyond that. Churchill County has a moderate cost

Health Care

There are many health care services in Churchill County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act may change established insurance options. Visit for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. See the Advertiser Directory in thi

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Churchill County because they provide

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Churchill County along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the


The local area boasts plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, historical areas, parks and shopping. Check out petroglyphs at Grimes Point, for instance, or catch a race at one of two area racetracks. Don’t miss the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair or the challenging corn maze


Three SWOs Get Double Patch Qualified; Graduate WTI programs at SMWDC and NAWDC

Story by PO1 Timothy Wilson on 04/24/2017 FALLON, NEV. (April 19, 2017) Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI) of the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center's (SMWDC) are now earning their wings. Surface WTIs Lt. Andrew Blanco, Lt. Weston Floyd and Lt. Scott Margolis are all graduates of SWMDC's comprehensive Integrated

An End of an Era at Naval Hospital Bremerton

Story by Douglas Stutz on 07/03/2016 Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs -- It was an end of an era at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) as the Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency (PSFMR) program held a combined final graduation and decommissioning ceremony on July 1, 2016. "On behalf

Nevada Mystery: Medal of Honor reveals 147-year-old error

Story by TSgt Emerson Marcus on 02/25/2016 PARADISE VALLEY, Nev. - The only Medal of Honor approved for action inside Nevada's borders remains unrecognized in the official citation and the answer to whether or not the recipient ever received the medal remains a mystery. On April 29, 1868, a grou
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