There are dozens of historical artifacts at the Clark County Museum dating back to the early days at Nellis.
They give you a better understanding about the heroic work being done at one of the military's historically significant bases.
Las Vegas Army Airfield was renamed Nellis Air Force Base in May of 1950 after Lt. William Nellis. He was a star athlete at Las Vegas High School, who died when his aircraft was shot down over Luxembourg, Germany.
Many decorated airmen have passed through, but one of the most legendary was Col. John Boyd, a skilled and daring pilot credited with changing "the art of war."
"He was the first guy to mathematically describe dog fighting. And once you can mathematically describe something, you can figure out how to make it better, and his input was crucial in the both the F-15 and F-16 design," said Nellis historian Jerry White... Read More