Nellis law enforcement, DEA agents and local police worked together to arrest Master Sgt. Michael Reimers of the 99th Communications Squadron on Wednesday at the base.
The 27-year Air Force veteran, a resident of Las Vegas for more than 30 years, died on Sept. 16 in Illinois at the age of 90.
The two were part of the first group of U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers sent to Afghanistan less than a month after 9/11, where they secretly entered the country on horseback.
Brig. Gen. William Burks, 65, who led both the reserve forces for 10 years, handed over the title of adjutant general to Brig. Gen. Ondra Berry, 60, Saturday in Reno.
While many newly renovated units at the complex will be reserved for veterans, the city of Las Vegas will lease 10 units to help those transitioning out of homelessness.