NAS Fallon in northern Nevada is one of the most important air stations in the US Navy. In the first of a series of features, Combat Aircraft goes behind the scenes at this air power haven.

Fallon’s bad guys — a VFC-13 F-5N is hunted down by instructors from the famous TOPGUN school in their F/A-18C and F/A-18F adversary aircraft.

FEW LOCATIONS ARE as important to US naval aviation as NAS Fallon, located in a remote corner of northern Nevada, about an hour east of Reno. The small farming community here has been boosted by the manpower that the adjacent airfield demands, with some of the navy’s most important tactical training being conducted on the sprawling range complexes to the east and south of the field.

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