Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans 

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

301 Russell Dr, Belle Chasse, LA 70037


The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans (NAS JRB) is located in Belle Chasse unincorporated Plaquemines Parish Louisiana at 29°49′31″N 090°02′06″W. The facility is 3.72 miles south of downtown New Orleans central business district and approximately 35 miles south of Lake Pontchartrain. The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans is bordered by water on 3 sides with the Mississippi River forming the eastern border and a tributary of the river forming the western boundary. The northern border is marked by the residential area of Belle Chasse and the southern border by Walker Road. The 3,239 acre (5.1 square miles) base sits at an elevation of a mere 3 feet above sea level in wooded area with intermittent swampy sections. This low elevation, in conjunction with costal proximity of NAS JRB puts the area at risk of flooding from the storm surges and seasonal tide changes of the Mississippi River.

The primary mission of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans is the training of Navy and Marine Corps Reserve pilots and the fiscal, logistical and operational support for the massive number of units that call the station home. Units stationed at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans include: Louisiana National Guard and 159th Fighter Wing.

Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans as it is known today is actually a combination of two former air bases. The original facility was located on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain on the northern side of New Orleans. This facility existed from 1941 until 1957 when the base was moved 15 miles south of New Orleans. The air base on Lake Pontchartrain was turned over to the State of Louisiana and became site of the University of New Orleans.
During the era of the Lake Pontchartrain facility the Department of The Navy was quickly expanding its in country system of Naval Reserve air bases with facilities being constructed in Atlanta, Dallas and New Orleans. Each facility was built to be identical with accommodations for 8,100 personnel. The bases included barracks for 100 cadets, a steel hangar, capacity for storage of 50,000 gallons of fuel, a repair shop and assembly hall. In January of 1942 the Naval Reserve Air Base New Orleans was further expanded to include a ground school and two additional barracks facilities. Within 5 months the Naval Reserve Air Base New Orleans had 21 flight instructors and a 27 strong squadron of N3N-3 (Yellow Peril) training aircraft.

Active duty and reserve military personnel possessing a current valid Common Access Card (CAC) can enter the base through any of its open gates. Non-military visitors are required to check in at the security office at the main gate. They will need a valid vehicle registration, current insurance and valid government issued identification.

Composed of more than 7,000 personnel in 33 tenant commands.




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Children in Louisiana at least 6 years old and not yet 18 years old (unless already graduated from high school) must attend school. However, children at least 16 years old can alternatively enroll in an adult education program.

In 2010, Louisiana along with the majority of other states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit

Plaquemines Parish School District

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​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

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Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
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Louisiana Department of Human Resources 504-599-1431
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.

Plaquemines Parish Children Services 504-364-3630
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Plaquemines Parish Animal Services 504-392-1601
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

Plaquemines Parish Dept of Public Health 504-394-3510

Highway Patrol 504-471-2775

Base Operator 504-678-7569



The New Orleans military housing complex consists of affordable high-quality public-private venture (PPV) homes at two locations: the NAS-JRB in Belle Chasse and The Village at Federal City in Algiers. Both locations have numerous unit designs and amenities.

Ridgecrest Subdivision

4.8 miles from base

A quiet neighborhood with well kept homes. It’s away from busy streets and has a neighborhood entrance landscape.


13.4 miles from base

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In Belle Chasse, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cool, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 90°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 94°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Belle Chasse for warm-weather activities are from late March to mid May and from late September to early November.

The average cost of living in Belle Chasse, LA being 107, that puts it 16% higher than the average of Louisiana and 7% higher than our nation’s average.

The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Belle Chasse, LA, the price of goods and services are 2% higher than the average of Louisiana as well as 2% lower than the nation’s average.

Belle Chasse is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. Belle Chasse is part of the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area.

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