Joint Reserve Base Ellington Field
Ellington Field JRB was constructed as an Army air strip in 1917 in Houston, Texas. It was named after Lt. Eric Lamar Ellington, an Army pilot killed four years earlier in a plane crash in San Diego, California.
The Texas Air National Guard’s 147th Reconnaissance Wing operates as the host unit for EFJRB due to the aviation focus of the installation, as well as due to the Texas ANG’s position as the primary military tenant over much of the base’s history. However, the Army Reserve’s 75th Training Command, led by a major general is the senior military headquarters on the installation, and the Navy has the largest reserve troop presence.
It also houses all five military branches of the DoD – Army, Navy, and Marine Reserve units, Army and Air National Guard, as well as the Coast Guard under the Department of Homeland Security.
There are 309 Full Time military personnel as well as 615 Part Time Reservists stationed at JRB Ellington Field.