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  Naval Air Station Fallon
NAS Fallon uses seven ranges that are from eight to thirty miles from the base and runways.
Fallon was the Navy's choice and, in 1943, the Navy assumed control of the two 5,200 foot runways.
It was the training accomplished by aircrews both at their home bases and NAS Fallon which accounted for the successful missions against Libyan jets in the Gulf of Sidra, the invasion of Grenada, the interception of an Egyptian airliner carrying terrorists in the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf conflict.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/fallon.htm   (2265 words)

 Welcome to Fallon Tourism - Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Today, NAS Fallon's mission is to operate and maintain facilities to provide services and materials to support aviation activities of the operating forces of the Navy and other activities or units designated by the Chief of Naval Operations.
NAS Fallon is also the home of "Strike University," Naval Strike Warfare Center where aerial combat exercises are created and analyzed to provide essential pilot training.
NAS Fallon's importance and distinction as one of the most strategic bases in the country is sure to continue well into the future.
www.fallontourism.com /media/NAS.html   (315 words)

 Navy removes NAS Fallon from ‘critical housing list’ (printable version)
NAS Fallon came off the Navy’s critical housing list last month, a move that potentially encourages service members to move their families to the Fallon area.
NAS Fallon went on the Navy’s critical housing area list in 1996 because the on-base housing areas were fully occupied and a waiting list existed which delayed members from moving into base housing for periods of up to six to eight months, depending on family size and composition.
Ryder sees NAS Fallon coming off the critical housing list as a good turn for his service members, who will be able to spend time with their families in Fallon.
www.rgj.com /news/printstory.php?id=77282   (936 words)

 Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Oversight of Naval Air Station Fallon
NAS Fallon is currently the only Navy facility where advanced integrated Carrier Air Wing strike training can take place.
NAS Fallon and the FRTC are located in the Carson Desert and surrounding valleys of Churchill County in west-central Nevada.
NAS Fallon recently concluded a major land withdrawal (approximately 130,000 acres) as well as selected expansion of military SUA.
ndep.nv.gov /nasf/home.htm   (773 words)

 Statement of RADM Richard J. Naughton, April 12, 2001
Equipment used at NAS Fallon adhere to the DOD radio frequency safety standards and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recommended practice for the measurement of potentially hazardous electromagnetic fields and microwave.
NAS Fallon and the city share the same basalt aquifer water source with resultant naturally occurring arsenic levels of 90- 110 ppb.
An EPA Notice of Violation was issued to NAS Fallon in January 2000 to reduce the amount of arsenic in the base's drinking water system.
epw.senate.gov /107th/nau_0412.htm   (2955 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: Churchill County wants buffer around NAS Fallon
FALLON, Nev. (AP) - Churchill County commissioners are pursuing a plan for a formal buffer zone around Naval Air Station Fallon to help maintain existing zoning patterns and guard against encroaching development.
NAS Fallon Commanding Officer Capt. Brad Goetsch said in a past interview that Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas is an example of a military installation that didn't plan for the immense growth of the area, and now it is threatened by encroaching subdivisions.
NAS Fallon spokesman Zip Upham said the ordinance has the weight of the county government behind it that the interlocal agreement did not.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/nevada/2004/may/18/051810012.html   (499 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
NAS Fallon Tests Water Filters for On-Base Housing Fallon, NV - For as long as anyone can remember, townsfolk here have had to use their own resources to deal with a problem that would cause most people great alarm: arsenic in the tap water.
In the fall of 1999, NAS Fallon, which uses as much as 1.6 million gallons of water per day during summer months, had three different kinds of reverse osmosis filters, or "R.O. units," installed in 90 locations on the base, including the barracks, bachelor quarters, the hangars and the office spaces.
NAS Fallon this fiscal year has provided 93,000 gallons of purified water to residents.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/news/envnews/env01/env01002.txt   (2823 words)

 Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC)
Initial air-to-air and air-to-ground instruction in the F/A-18 and F-14 aircraft is conducted at Fallon in the form of 14 to 16 two-week detachments from either Lemoore, CA; Cecil Field, FL; or Oceana, VA (the home bases of the fleet replacement squadrons).
The challenge at Fallon is to upgrade existing facility, training techniques, and scenarios to react to a threat which is increasing in complexity, is more mobile, and requires increased coordination with ground forces.
The soil in the range itself is alkali flats in the northern extreme giving way to a rocky terrain along the west and east foothills and patchy areas of desert sand sparsely vegetated by sagebrush along a gently sloping foothill at the southern extreme.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/fallon-trc.htm   (2004 words)

 The Crash of TWA Super Constellation N6904C at NAS Fallon, Nevada
In 1952 I was in the USMC stationed at MCAS El Toro and we went on winter maneuvers at Fallon NAS Nevada.
The crew decided to turn back to NAS Fallon, which was about 40 miles away and reporting unlimited ceiling and visibility with 5 mph winds.
NAS Fallon is at an altitude of 3,840 feet MSL and the crew decided to land on the base’s 7,000 foot runway 7.
www.conniesurvivors.com /1-n6904c_fallon_crash.htm   (1712 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: Union president says workers nearing agreement at NAS Fallon
FALLON, Nev. (AP) - The president of the union representing workers at the Fallon naval air station is optimistic a collective bargaining agreement will be reached despite a strike vote by members.
NAS Fallon Public Affairs Officer Zip Upham said the base is treating the situation as a matter to be solved by Northrop Grumman and its workers and that range operations will continue as usual no matter what.
NAS Fallon has 160 workers contracted through Northrop Grumman.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/nevada/2005/nov/15/111510662.html   (330 words)

 Military Installation Guides 2.0
NAS Fallon is the only facility in the Navy where an entire carrier air wing can train together in the strike tactics which have proven to be successful in combat.
Although relatively isolated, NAS Fallon is only a short drive from some of the finest outdoor recreation areas in the country.
NAS FALLON'S MISSION: To operate and maintain an airfield and associated bombing and electronic warfare ranges.
benefits.military.com /misc/installations/Base_Content.jsp?id=3400   (653 words)

 Lahontan Valley News and Fallon Eagle Standard - News
Ten years later, Navy and local officials laud the arrival of elite flight training schools to the area as a feather in the cap of NAS Fallon and a source of pride for the community.
“Fallon is a wonderful community for families, and pilots love it to fly,” she said.
Goetsch, who first came to NAS Fallon in 1998 as a plans programs tactics officer at NSAWC, said he and his family grew to love the area after moving from Virginia.
www.lahontanvalleynews.com /article/20060216/NEWS/60216002   (959 words)

 ATSDR - PHA - Naval Air Station Fallon (a/k/a Fallon Naval Air Station), Fallon, Churchhill County, Nevada
A Community Information Fair was held on August 21 and 22, 2001, at the Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority, in Fallon, Nevada, to provide an opportunity for community members to discuss health and site-related concerns with ATSDR staff as well as other state and federal agencies involved with the Fallon childhood leukemia investigation.
Several members of the community in the vicinity of NAS Fallon have expressed the concern that fuel jettisoned from Naval aircraft might be a potential cause of illnesses in the community.
The potential exposure by members of the Fallon community to jet fuel and emission byproducts is also not expected to be sufficient to result in non-cancer public health effects.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /HAC/PHA/fallon/nas_p2.html   (4755 words)

 Nas Fallon, NV - Nevada Funeral Homes - FSN Funeral Homes - United States and Canada Funeral Home Directory - ...
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www.fsnfuneralhomes.com /United-States-Funeral-Homes/Nevada-Funeral-Homes/Nas-Fallon-Funeral-Homes   (303 words)

 The Northwest Navigator > Naval Air Station Whidbey Island > Rooks headed for Nevada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Rooks are currently preparing to deploy four aircraft to NAS Fallon, Nev. in support of the Carrier Air Wing ONE Fallon Detachment later this month.
AD1 Anibal Garza of the VAQ-137 Maintenance Shop is returning to NAS Fallon for the 6th time and is confident that his shop will be able to meet the challenges presented in such a fast-paced environment.
In the past, VAQ squadrons in Fallon during the winter months have seen all kinds of weather including low overcast layers and freezing fog.
www.northwestnavigator.com /index.php/navigator/whidbey/rooks_headed_for_nevada   (527 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
We have made significant progress in Fallon officer instructor manning since my predecessor spoke to you three years ago and have improved from 78 percent of the basic allowance in 1999 to 88 percent of basic allowance today.
The equipment at Fallon, used for adversary threat profiles flown in aging F/A-18 Hornet and F-14 Tomcat aircraft on an electronic warfare range simulating early Cold War threats, is undergoing modest improvement.
Base operations funding and infrastructure improvements at NAS Fallon over the last decade have proven to be prescient.
www.house.gov /hasc/openingstatementsandpressreleases/107thcongress/02-03-08naughton.html   (3149 words)

 Fallon Intro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Carrier Air Groups are, by necessity, trained to the highest possible state of readiness prior to undertaking a cruise upon their designated carrier, as a single operational unit.
Fallon is also home to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Centre (NSAWC), who are also renowned for painting their mixed fleet of Tomcats and Hornets in wacky schemes!
Scenes like the heading picture are commonplace at Fallon when a CAW is in town.
www.airshots.com /Fallon1/fallonintro.htm   (426 words)

 Fast Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Fallon is located 60 miles east of Reno and 70 miles east of the California border and 95A.
Fallon, the principal city and county seat, offers a warm, hometown atmosphere and an economic climate where business can prosper.
The City of Fallon is developing a light industrial/business park on the east side of Fallon.
www.ceda-nv.org /fastfacts.htm   (1308 words)

 Jim Gibbons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Congressman Gibbons was instrumental in securing funding for the construction of the two box magazines, which are located in the weapons area of NAS Fallon.
“NAS Fallon is home to one of our nation’s most premiere air warfare programs, and its operational readiness is essential to security of this country.
According to Captain Scott Ryder, Commanding Officer of NAS Fallon, the improvement in capability represented by these two new weapons magazines is extremely supportive of the Navy’s readiness and of NAS Fallon’s role as the host installation for all of the Navy’s graduate-level air warfare training.
wwwc.house.gov /gibbons/display-pr.asp?id=1822   (416 words)

 Nevada Appeal - Region
FALLON - A toddler diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia over the weekend is the first Churchill County leukemia case in three years and the 17th case in Fallon's cancer cluster.
A 2-1Ú2-year-old boy who lived with a family that was once stationed at NAS Fallon but later moved was diagnosed in July 2002, the most recent case until this weekend.
The turnover rate of naval members at NAS Fallon is often two to three years, meaning a new generation of families will need education on leukemia and the cluster, he said.
www.nevadaappeal.com /article/20041221/REGION/112210015   (813 words)

 RGJ.com: NAS Fallon service men and women asked to fill roles to provide relief overseas
Active-duty service members at NAS Fallon are experiencing the impact of the War on Terrorism and Operation Iraqi Freedom here as they are now being asked to serve six- to 12-month deployments overseas in support of those efforts.
He said he spoke with his family about the possible dangers he might have faced before he left and that they were a little nervous about where he was going, but that didn't deter him from going and would not again if he were asked to serve in a similar capacity.
He was only assigned to NAS Fallon for two months when he left in October 2004.
news.rgj.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060331/FALLON/603310308/1029/NEWS   (2040 words)

 USGS FS 048-02 Results of Test Drilling in the Basalt Aquifer near Fallon, Nevada
The basalt aquifer is located beneath the Carson Desert, near Fallon, Nevada, and is the sole source of drinking water for the City of Fallon, the Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, and the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.
Basalt comprising the aquifer is exposed at Rattlesnake Hill, an eroded volcanic cone, about 1 mile northeast of Fallon, and the remainder is buried beneath sediments deposited by the Carson River and ancient Lake Lahontan to depths of 600 feet near its edges (fig.
The model would be used to refine estimates of the rates and sources of recharge to the basalt, and to determine long-term pumping rates that would maintain acceptable water levels and water quality in the aquifer.
pubs.usgs.gov /fs/fs04802/report.html   (1227 words)

 Base Visit #04 - NAS Fallon
In early 1999 the unit complement of single seat Alpha model Hornets was twenty seven, with a large proportion having formerly flown with VFA-151 'Vigilantes' at NAS Lemoore, before that units conversion to the Charlie model around 1994.
Formerly displayed at Miramar, the 'Scooter' was relocated to Fallon, where it now resides amongst an impressive collection of preserved Navy aircraft.
In these days of low visibility schemes, the Fallon ramp is a photographer's dream, especially when presented with crystal clear Nevada skies.
www.sharpshooter-maj.com /html/bv04.htm   (1188 words)

 Contract talks, funding, cause job fears at NAS Fallon (printable version)
Civilian workers at Naval Air Station Fallon fear possible layoffs as they wait to see if fourth quarter operations will be funded and competitive bids are sought for some base operations.
The defense-industry giant is paid an estimated $15 million a year for operations and maintenance of NAS Fallon's Tactical Air Combat Training System, or TACTS, and $5 million a year for Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona.
Lockheed Martin maintains and operates the radar and monitoring equipment at NAS Fallon and records all the ins and outs of training missions for later evaluation.
www.rgj.com /news/printstory.php?id=40769   (311 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the
Located in the Lahontan Valley of Churchill County in the west central Nevada, NAS Fallon was transferred from the Army to the Navy in 1942.
The mission of NAS Fallon is to provide realistic training and practice opportunities in the use of modern military equipment and tactics for military aircrews, primarily those of high performance jet fighters, strike-fighters, and electronic warfare support aircraft.
The withdrawn lands are a critical resource for NAS Fallon in upholding its mission.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/1995/May/Day-12/pr-869.html   (593 words)

 DoD Fuel Cell - PAFC Demonstration Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon is home to the Naval Strike & Air Warfare Center, Strike Fighter Wing Detachment, Construction Battaltion 416 and Fighter Squadron Composite 13.
The air station is the "center of excellence" for all aspects of training in the aviation continuum.
NAS Fallon purchases electricity from Sierra Pacific Power Company under time-of- use rate schedule GS-3, Large General Service.
dodfuelcell.cecer.army.mil /pafc/fallon.php4   (244 words)

 KOLO | Churchill County Wants Buffer Around NAS Fallon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Churchill County commissioners are pursuing a plan for a formal buffer zone around Naval Air Station Fallon to help maintain existing zoning patterns and guard against encroaching development.
For instance, the county will notify NAS Fallon if any proposal for a structure taller than 200 feet is requesting a permit to develop within nine miles of the base's boundary.
Other developments would have to obtain a special use permit and the base commander would be notified of the proposal.
www.kolotv.com /news/headlines/780497.html   (450 words)

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