Air Force Wings

Joint Reserve Base Ellington Field

147th Attack Wing
510 Ellington Field  Houston, TX  77034

The climate of Houston is classified as humid subtropical climate, with tropical influences. August normally ranks as the warmest month at 84.6 °F and January the coldest month at 53.1 °F.

The normal annual precipitation measures 49.77 inches. Occasional severe weather in Houston mostly takes the form of flooding. Supercell thunderstorms sometimes bring tornadoes to the area, most commonly during spring. Houston sometimes experiences tropical cyclones during the Atlantic hurricane season, which can bring heavy rain and significant damage to the city. 

Cost of Living
Compared to the state average of Texas the cost of living index in Houston, TX is 91, which is 1% higher than the average in Texas and 9% lower than the national average.  The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Houston, TX goods and services come in at 1% higher than the average in Texas and are 6% lower than the nationwide average.
Getting to Know the Area

Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants.


Located in the American South, Houston is a diverse city with a large and growing international community.  Many annual events celebrate the diverse cultures of Houston. The largest and longest-running is the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, held over 20 days from early to late March, and is the largest annual livestock show and rodeo in the world.  Another large celebration is the annual night-time Houston Gay Pride Parade, held at the end of June. Other notable annual events include the Houston Greek Festival, Art Car Parade, the Houston Auto Show, the Houston International Festival, and the Bayou City Art Festival, which is considered to be one of the top five art festivals in the United States.

The Houston Theater District, located in downtown, is home to nine major performing arts organizations and six performance halls. It is the second-largest concentration of theater seats in a downtown area in the United States.  Houston is one of few United States cities with permanent, professional, resident companies in all major performing arts disciplines: opera (Houston Grand Opera), ballet (Houston Ballet), music (Houston Symphony Orchestra), and theater (The Alley Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars). Houston is also home to folk artists, art groups and various small progressive arts organizations.  Houston attracts many touring Broadway acts, concerts, shows, and exhibitions for a variety of interests.  Facilities in the Theater District include the Jones Hall—home of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Society for the Performing Arts—and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.