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Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) - Small business contracting information and guidance for doing business with Nellis AFB, the 99th Air Base Wing, and other on-base military units. This web page provides helpful insight regarding subcontracting opportunities with prime defense contractors working at Nellis AFB. At the bottom of this web page is a compilation of the types of services, products, and materials routinely procured by Nellis AFB organizations along with points of contact at the Nellis base contracting office.  


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Nellis AFB Organizations and Tenant Units 

  • 99th Air Base Wing
    • 99th Mission Support Group
    • 99th Medical Group
    • 799th Air Base Group (Creech AFB)
  • U. S. Air Force Warfare Center 
  • 57th Wing 
    • 57th Operations Group 
    • 57th Maintenance Group 
    • 57th Adversary Tactics Group 
  • Air Force Weapons School
  • Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School
  • Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron - Thunderbirds
  • Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR)
  • 53rd Test and Evaluation Group (53 TEG) 
  • 505th Test and Evaluation Group (505 TEG)
  • 926th Wing - Air Force Reserve Command 
  • 563rd Rescue Group, Operating Location-Alpha
  • 66th Rescue Squadron
  • 820th RED HORSE Squadron


Nellis AFB has over 10,000 personnel (military, federal civil service, and contractors) assigned. Recent data indicates that Nellis AFB has a combined operations and maintenance budget totaling more than $550 million annually.  

The 99th Air Base Wing is the host wing for Nellis and Creech AFB. The 99th ABW provides installation support for the personnel assigned to and working at Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, and the Nevada Test and Training Range

The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center is also located at Nellis AFB. The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center trains military leaders through responsive, realistic, and relevant testing, tactics development, and advanced training across the full spectrum of warfare.

The 57th Wing manages flying operations at Nellis AFB. The 57th Wing conducts advanced aircrew, space, logistics and command and control training through the USAF Weapons School, Red Flag and Green Flag exercises. 

Nellis AFB is the home base to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds is the Air Force's precision aerial demonstration team. This demonstration team flies the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and perform approximately 75 demonstrations worldwide each year.  

Nellis Air Force Base Map

Nellis AFB is located approximately
5 miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas.  

Nellis AFB official website:

Nellis AFB telephone directory:

Base Operator and Information Line:  702-652-1110

Base Contracting Support: 
Base contracting support for Nellis AFB is provided by the 99th Contracting Squadron (99th CONS). The 99th CONS also supports nearby Creech AFB with the procurement of commercial products and services and with the oversight and administration of government contracting. Recent economic impact studies have indicated that Nellis AFB and Creech AFB have combined base expenditures exceeding $3.4 billion annually.

     99th Contracting Squadron
     5865 Swaab Blvd
     Nellis AFB, Nevada 89191-7063

     Contracting Specialists Phone Numbers:
     702-652-7022  /  702-652-5354  /   702-652-9090  /  702-652-9334  /  702-652-9576  

Small Business Opportunities at Nellis AFB: 
There are numerous opportunities for small businesses who want to support base activities conducted at Nellis AFB. There are also numerous subcontracting opportunities with prime defense contractors. For information about current small business opportunities at Nellis AFB, contact the base small business specialist (DoD Small Business Directory Master List).

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What types of products and services are procured by Nellis AFB? 
We have compiled a master list of the types of products and services that are routinely procured commercially 
(or contracted for) by Nellis AFB and other military bases and DoD organizations nationwide.  View Master List