New Military Base Planned in Nevada

Associated Press

Southern Nevada will become home to a new military base on more than 4,500 acres of desert land overlooking the Nellis Air Force Base, according to Bureau of Land Management officials.

The yet-unfinished plans call for two armored battalions, an armored brigade headquarters, an attack helicopter squadron and support facilities designed to accommodate 1,300 to 1,500 soldiers. National Guard officials hope to begin work on the base in October after the land deal with the Bureau of Land Management is completed.