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A defense contractor has been awarded a $200 million contract for five years to guard a former nuclear proving ground outside Las Vegas.
SOC LLC will take over security at the former Nevada Test Site.
Nevada since 1951 has been the site of the detonation of nuclear weapons both above and underground.
But the last test was in 1992.
The Air Force wants to extend a training area onto a portion of the 1.6 million acres that make up the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a 5 p.m. public hearing in North Lags Vegas on Oct. 20 wraps up a series of meetings to get input from residents.