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Naval Air Station
Joint Reserve Base New Orleans

Alvin Callender Field
New Orleans Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base logo
Insignia for NAS/JRB New Orleans
Airport type Military: Naval Air Station
Operator United States Navy
Location Belle Chasse, Louisiana (current location)
Built Aug 1954 - Dec 13, 1957 (current facility)
In use Apr 26, 1958 - Present
Commander Captain William J. Snyder
Occupants United States Navy
Elevation AMSL 3 ft / 1 m
Coordinates 29°49′31″N 090°02′06″W / 29.82528°N 90.035°W / 29.82528; -90.035
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 9,999 3,048 PEM
14/32 6,000 1,829 PEM
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans is a base of the United States military located in Belle Chasse, unincorporated Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States.[2] NAS JRB New Orleans is home to the 159th Fighter Wing, USCG Air Station New Orleans, a Marine Corps Reserve unit as well as other US Navy & US Army activities. The base has a 24/7 operating schedule to support both the 159th FW's NORAD air defense/homeland security requirements and for Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans search and rescue/maritime law enforcement missions. It contains a military airport known as Alvin Callender Field (IATA: NBG, ICAO: KNBG, FAA Location identifier: NBG) which is located three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of New Orleans.[1] The base's predecessor, NAS New Orleans, occupied the current location of the University of New Orleans's principal campus until 1957.


Current occupants[]

Previous occupants[]

NAS New Orleans NAN8-47

NAS New Orleans in the 1940s, located on the present-day main campus of the University of New Orleans


New Orleans NAS JRB (Alvin Callender Field) has two runways with PEM surfaces: 4/22 is 9,999 by 200 feet (3,048 x 61 m) and 14/32 is 6,000 by 200 feet (1,829 x 61 m).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 , effective 2009-07-02.
  2. "Belle Chasse CDP, Louisiana." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 22, 2010.

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