Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base, part of Navy Installation Command’s Navy Region Southeast, is a joint defense facility for training and equipping air crews and ground support. The base was established on October 1, 1994 as the first Joint Reserve Base in the U.S. and is home to 10,000 active duty military, Reserve and Guard personnel, and civilian team members
The Mission of the base is as follows:
The Navy Fort Worth “team” ensures that reservists receive quality training in preparation for mobilization readiness. The Joint Base serves the reservists, active duty tenants, and surrounding communities while accomplishing its primary purpose of defense readiness for America. Our primary responsibility is to train and equip air crews and aviation ground support personnel in preparation for Deployment.
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The base, now part of Navy Installations Command, is home to many fighter/attack and airlift units from the reserve components from the Navy Air Force and Marine Corps. The base’s runway is also used by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, because their Fort Worth assembly facility is located near the base.
Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base
The Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base represents a new paradigm in how the Department of Defense manages its reserve forces. The Fort Worth JRB, hosted by the U.S. Navy, was the first joint facility where units from all services meet in one facility for training and administrative support. More than 10,000 active duty and reserve military from all services plus civilians now serve in 40 separate commands.
Housing at NAS Fort Worth JRB
- Temporary Lodging: The Navy Gateway Inns & Suites and the Navy Lodge Fort Worth provide rooms for temporary or extended stays.
- Unaccompanied Housing: The base has barracks facilities for 380 service members in four buildings for single and geographic bachelors.
- Accompanied Housing: The base has privatized housing through Balfour Beatty Communities. There are 83 privatized homes located in four neighborhoods. Because of the small number of homes available, waits last from 3 to 18 months. The Housing Service Center helps single military and families find safe, affordable housing in the Ft. Worth area.
Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base Facilities
Fort Worth Economy and Jobs Outlook
Fort Worth and Tarrant County, in general, have vibrant, high-growth economies with low unemployment and high job growth. As an additional pay hike, there is no state income tax in Texas. As a military spouse, you can take full advantage of these jobs available by making sure that your training stands out on a stellar resume.
No matter where your spouse is stationed, you can take courses online with no interruption during PCS moves. Read about the MyCAA program and fill out the form to ask for more information. One of our military spouse education advocates will get in touch and walk you through each step in the program.