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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.[2]

NAS JRB Fort Worth

Carswell Field
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Entrance sign to NAS JRB Fort Worth
Summary
Airport typeMilitary: Naval Air Station
OperatorUnited States Navy
LocationFort Worth, Texas
Built1932
In useActive
CommanderCaptain Ian C. McIntyre
OccupantsU.S. Navy Reserve
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
U.S. Air Force Reserve
U.S. Air National Guard
Elevation AMSL650 ft / 198 m
Coordinates32°46′09″N 097°26′30″W / 32.76917°N 97.44167°W / 32.76917; -97.44167Coordinates: 32°46′09″N 097°26′30″W / 32.76917°N 97.44167°W / 32.76917; -97.44167
Websitewww.cnic.navy.mil/Fortworth/
Map
NAS JRB Fort Worth is located in Texas
NAS JRB Fort Worth
NAS JRB Fort Worth
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 12,000 3,658 Concrete
Source: official web site[1] and FAA[2]
High oblique aerial view looking east

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.

NASJRB Fort Worth insignia.

Tenant unitsEdit

 
The Emergency Operation Center at NAS/JRB Fort Worth

Naval Service Reserve Units:

Marine Corps units:

Air Force Reserve units:

Air National Guard units:

Other:

  • Fleet Readiness Center West Detachment Fort Worth.
  • 607th Military Police Battalion (US Army Reserve Command)

Popular cultureEdit

The base was the site for filming of James Stewart's 1952 classic "Strategic Air Command."

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