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Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base
Mon, 2018-Feb-19 00:34 UTC
Length - 2:49
Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.
The random article for Monday, 19 February 2018 is Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base.
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth or NAS JRB Fort Worth (IATA: NFW, ICAO: KNFW, FAA LID: NFW), also known as Carswell Field, is a military airport located five miles (8 km) west of the central business district of Fort Worth, in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. This military airport is owned by United States Navy.
Formerly known as Carswell Air Force Base, the installation was a Strategic Air Command (SAC) facility and home to SAC's 7th Bombardment Wing. During the Cold War, the 7th Bomb Wing initially operated the B-36 and KC-97, followed by the B-52D Straofortress and KC-135A Stratotanker and then the B-52H and KC-135E. The 7th Bomb Wing transitioned to the B-1B Lancer in 1993 and relocated to Dyess AFB, Texas concurrent with Carswell's transition to a Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base.
The Air Force Reserve Command's Tenth Air Force headquarters and 301st Fighter Wing continue to be based at the installation, as well as the 136th Airlift Wing of the Texas Air National Guard. A number of Marine Corps aviation and ground units are also co-located at NAS JRB Fort Worth.
Aircraft types initially based at NAS JRB Fort Worth were the F-14 Tomcat and McDonnell Douglas C-9B Skytrain II. Current aircraft include the F/A-18 Hornet and C-40 Clipper Clipper. Currently based Air Force aircraft are the F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-130 Hercules and currently based Marine Corps aircraft are the F/A-18 Hornet Hornet and KC-130 Hercules.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:34 UTC on Monday, 19 February 2018.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Air_Station_Fort_Worth_Joint_Reserve_Base.
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