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The Naval Air Station Fallon and the Hawthorne Ammunition Depot are the two centers of central Nevada’s defense industry. The Naval Air Station is the home of the Top Gun fighter pilot school, and network of bombing ranges and military installations radiate out from the base into the surrounding desert. The Hawthorne Ammunition Depot is the largest of its kind in the world, and covers 226 square miles.
Both military bases employ a significant number of military contractors and contribute significantly to the surrounding economy.

Hawthorne Army Depot