Have to agree with Mom3boys; Vegas is a GREAT college trip (when you're old enough to do the "fun" things
), but there is quite a few things there for someone underage. From the shows, the rides at Stratosphere (a roller coaster on top of a 1000' tower!
), New York, New York and other Casinos, to the sights of the strip. However, all the things downtown are getting EXPENSIVE (some ofthe show tickets are above $90), so you have to do your research to find the good deals.
But when it comes to do something AF-oriented, Vegas is the home to Nellis AFB (the home of the Fighter Pilot (and WSO
) ). Nellis is the home of the Weapons School (AF's "Top Gun"), the Thunderbirds, RED FLAG, and a bunch of other neat things. If you're unit is lucky, the timing might work out for you to be there during a RED FLAG. If it is allowed, they may let you in to see a brief or watch the RED FLAG Mission Debriefing System (RFMDS), which is basically a "live feed" of the aircraft flying in the exercise put on a theater sized screen. Looks like the world most expensive video game!
If you do decide to go to Vegas, contact the Public affairs office on Nellis to arrange a tour; there is soooo much to see there. And you can always do the "Non-Sin-City" things at Vegas too; like visit Red Rocks National Park, the Hoover Dam, and such. I've been there sooo many times (for FLAGs, Weapon School Support missions, Live drops, etc.) that I'm mostly bored with the "Sin-City stuff, and stick to the sight-seeing.