Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth or NAS JRB Fort Worth (IATA: NFW, ICAO: KNFW, FAA LID: NFW), also known as Carswell Field, is a military airport located five miles (8 km) west of the central business district of Fort Worth, in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. This military airport is owned by United States Navy.
NAS JRB Fort Worth
Entrance sign to NAS JRB Fort Worth
|Airport type||Military: Naval Air Station|
|Operator||United States Navy|
|Location||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Commander||Captain Ian C. McIntyre|
|Occupants||U.S. Navy Reserve|
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
U.S. Air Force Reserve
U.S. Air National Guard
|Elevation AMSL||650 ft / 198 m|
Formerly known as Carswell Air Force Base, the installation was a Strategic Air Command (SAC) facility and home to SAC's 7th Bombardment Wing. During the Cold War, the 7th Bomb Wing initially operated the B-36 and KC-97, followed by the B-52D Straofortress and KC-135A Stratotanker and then the B-52H and KC-135E. The 7th Bomb Wing transitioned to the B-1B Lancer in 1993 and relocated to Dyess AFB, Texas concurrent with Carswell's transition to a Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base.
The Air Force Reserve Command's Tenth Air Force headquarters and 301st Fighter Wing continue to be based at the installation, as well as the 136th Airlift Wing of the Texas Air National Guard. A number of Marine Corps aviation and ground units are also co-located at NAS JRB Fort Worth.
Aircraft types initially based at NAS JRB Fort Worth were the F-14 Tomcat and McDonnell Douglas C-9B Skytrain II. Current aircraft include the F/A-18 Hornet and C-40 Clipper Clipper. Currently based Air Force aircraft are the F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-130 Hercules and currently based Marine Corps aircraft are the F/A-18 Hornet Hornet and KC-130 Hercules.
Naval Service Reserve Units:
- 9th Naval Construction Regiment
- Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Nine (VR-59)
- Commander, Fleet Logistics Support Wing
- Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22
- Naval Reserve Readiness Command South
- Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Fort Worth
- Commander, US 7th Fleet, Joint Forces Air Component Commander Element (C7F JFACC)
- Detachment 111, Commander, US 7th Fleet Staff
Marine Corps units:
- 14th Marine Regiment
- Marine Air Group 41
Air Force Reserve units:
- Headquarters, 10th Air Force (Air Force Reserve Command)
- 301st Fighter Wing (Air Force Reserve Command)
Air National Guard units:
- 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard
- 181st Weather Flight
- 531st Air Force Band
- Fleet Readiness Center West Detachment Fort Worth.
- 607th Military Police Battalion (US Army Reserve Command)
The base was the site for filming of James Stewart's 1952 classic "Strategic Air Command."