North Las Vegas compound is vital to national security


The Cold War-era compound of warehouses hums along quietly in the background of North Las Vegas.

Inside the nondescript buildings of the Nevada National Security Site location that dot a sprawling parking lot are the people who help ensure the safety, security and deterrent nature of the country’s nuclear weapons stockpile.

“All three are really important to this nation from a national security point

of view,” said Mark Martinez, president of the contractor that manages operations at the site, Mission Support and Test Services.

The North Las Vegas location, near Losee Road and North Fifth Street, is the hub for several national security bases across the country, Martinez said.

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Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal