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Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans

Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans is a base of the United States military located in Belle Chasse, unincorporated Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States.[2] NAS JRB New Orleans is home to a Navy Reserve strike fighter squadron and a fleet logistics support squadron, the 159th Fighter Wing (159 FW) of the Louisiana Air National Guard, Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, a detachment of a Marine Corps Reserve light helicopter attack squadron, as well as other US Navy & US Army activities. The base has a 24/7 operating schedule to support both the 159 FW's NORAD air sovereignty/homeland defense requirements and for Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans search and rescue/maritime law enforcement/port security missions. It contains a military airport known as Alvin Callender Field (IATA: NBG, ICAO: KNBG, FAA LID: NBG) which is located three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of New Orleans.[1] The base's predecessor, NAS New Orleans, occupied the current location of the University of New Orleans's principal campus until 1957.

Naval Air Station
Joint Reserve Base New Orleans

Alvin Callender Field
NAS JRB New Orleans insignia.png
Official insignia of the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans
Summary
Airport typeMilitary: Naval Air Station
OperatorUnited States Navy
LocationBelle Chasse, Louisiana (current location)
BuiltAugust 1954 – December 13, 1957 (current facility)
In useApril 26, 1958 – present
CommanderCAPT Tony Scarpino
OccupantsUnited States Navy
Elevation AMSL3 ft / 1 m
Coordinates29°49′31″N 090°02′06″W / 29.82528°N 90.03500°W / 29.82528; -90.03500Coordinates: 29°49′31″N 090°02′06″W / 29.82528°N 90.03500°W / 29.82528; -90.03500
WebsiteCNIC NASJRBNO
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 9,999 3,048 PEM
14/32 6,000 1,829 PEM

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NAS New Orleans in the 1940s, located on the present-day main campus of the University of New Orleans

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NAS JRB New Orleans (Alvin Callender Field) has two runways with PEM surfaces: 4/22 is 9,999 by 200 feet (3,048 × 61 m) and 14/32 is 6,000 by 200 feet (1,829 × 61 m).[1]

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