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NAS Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth  

Military airfield is operated by the United States Navy Reserve

3250 Desert Storm Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76127

Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NASJRB) Fort Worth is home to a variety of Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army and Texas Air National Guard units. The base was established on October 1, 1994 as the first Joint Reserve Base in the country. It is under the operational command of the Commander, Naval Installations, is a joint defense facility which plays a pivotal role in the training and equipping of air crews and aviation ground support personnel. Their mission is to provide unsurpassed support and quality training for our Reserve and Guard “war fighters” in all branches of the Armed Services.


The mission is to provide joint training capabilities and resources to enable War Fighter readiness while sustaining personnel and families’ needs, future compatibility and a culture of safety.


Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base was first known as Tarrant Field in 1932, but is mostly known as Carswell Air Force Base, a name it held from 1948 to 1993. The base is named after Medal of Honor Recipient and Texan, Major Horace S. Carswell, Jr. The site adjacent to the field was selected in 1941 as a Consolidated Aircraft factory for the production of B-24 Liberator bombers, that site is now Lockheed Martin; the manufacturer of the F-35 Lightning II.


Over the years, the base’s overall mission changed as the aircraft factory rolled out new models. After WWII, the base became one of the few newly-formed Strategic Air Command, or SAC bases. Over the years Carswell saw its bomb wings transition through a number of bombers, like the B-36 Peacemaker, B-52 Stratofortress and the B-58 Hustler.

Arriving at Fort Worth  
All new arrivals to the Base should report to their unit of assignment for new arrival check-in instructions.
If you are unsure of where you should “check-in” for your new command or if you check aboard after normal working hours, Please contact the Command Duty Officer (CDO). The phone number is 817-825-4079.
If you are on Official PCS Orders to NAS JRB Fort Worth, you will receive priority for temporary housing accommodations. Please contact the Consolidated Base Housing (CBH) office make lodging reservations prior to your arrival. The CBH reservations number is 817-782-5483 or DSN 312-739-5483. Once again, if you check aboard during normal working hours, please report to your command’s Administration Office. If you check aboard after normal working hours, please report to the CDO.

Base Population

NAS Fort Worth JRB employs over 11,000 active, reserve, and civilian personnel