Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Nellis AFB

  1. #1
    Senior Member Stalwart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Annapolis, MD
    Posts
    1,055
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)

    Nellis AFB

    I am TAD out here for about 6 weeks.

    1. This gym is amazing, I have never seen anything like this. It is new, only a couple years old.
    2. A lot of running tracks and trails spread around, nice since I am still on east coast time and waking up about 0300.
    3. The whole facility is nicer than most military bases I have seen.
    4. Still trying to find local (non-casino or chain restaurants) to eat at.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.

  2. #2
    Senior Member TJMAC77SP's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    3,156
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stalwart View Post
    I am TAD out here for about 6 weeks.

    1. This gym is amazing, I have never seen anything like this. It is new, only a couple years old.
    2. A lot of running tracks and trails spread around, nice since I am still on east coast time and waking up about 0300.
    3. The whole facility is nicer than most military bases I have seen.
    4. Still trying to find local (non-casino or chain restaurants) to eat at.
    I haven't been there in many years but it used to be that the casinos offer some of the best food in Vegas.
    ___________________
    Read carefully, think, then write thoughtfully……………………………..

    I don’t have any quotes……you can pick one for yourself

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Henderson Nevada
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    I'm from, and currently live in, the area (Henderson). I only get out to that part of the valley when I go to Nellis to pick up prescriptions and routine doctor visits, so I don't get out to that part of town very often (it's about 20 minutes on the freeway). It's a great time to be here as the weather is making the change from summer to winter. If you have any questions I'll do my best to answer (being away for 20 years affected my knowledge of the area as it grew during my time in the AF).

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Vegas
    Posts
    122
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Viva Zapatas on Craig just before reaching the I-15 when driving west from Nellis is the only place on that corner of town that I know of that fits the bill for for good and non-chain near Nellis. I don't get to that end of town very often and it is usually zipping down there for a meeting and quickly leaving so I am not as familiar with it as I was a few years ago.

    There are a lot of good places to eat in Summerlin and and a few in Boulder City (the pork chili verde at the Coffee Cup is worth the trip) that fit the bill. I don't make it to the Strip or Henderson very often but Pizza Rock near the Fremont Street Experience is good stuff if you are heading downtown.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    851
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    I work on Nellis. Go to Memphis BBQ outside the gate, the Mexican Restaurant on Craig before you hit I15, or Robertos on Craig for delicious breakfast burritos. If you like pizza, Grimaldi's is the best, but you need to go to the strip, Henderson or Summerlin for that.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Hell
    Posts
    196
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Get "The Bobbie" at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop. Thanksgiving dinner on a sandwich. It was amazing.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Stalwart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Annapolis, MD
    Posts
    1,055
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Get "The Bobbie" at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop. Thanksgiving dinner on a sandwich. It was amazing.
    had that on SAT ... yeah ... it is good ...
    The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.

  8. #8
    Junior Member INGUARD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    stateside
    Posts
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    I just left the Red Flag building 30 minutes ago. Heading to Freemont Street soon!!
    Disclaimer - "This post was written because you wanted me to respond to it"

    Quote Originally Posted by me View Post
    There is nothing to fear but fear itself.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Stalwart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Annapolis, MD
    Posts
    1,055
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    The Old School Pizzeria on Craig is really good. A group of us went there about 4 times ... the calzones are good, and the baked mac & cheese good too.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Stalwart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Annapolis, MD
    Posts
    1,055
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Overall the exercise went well, worked a lot and we got 1 down day in 19 so hit the strip, saw David Copperfield, ate at a buffett, got some ice cream and wandered back.

    I was a bit professionally disappointed that the senior enlisted sent from the command seemed more interested in socializiing that there was a $5 all you could drink bar there on site as opposed to asking about how the crew we took out there was doing (getting meals, adequate lodging, exercising their skills & getting training etc.) I verbalized this as the final item in my AAR to the 3-star, was asked about it earlier today and expressed I thought it was shitty leadership on her part from the Headquarters section ... will see if I hear anything further.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •