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Naval Air Station
Joint Reserve Base New Orleans

Alvin Callender Field
Insignia for NAS/JRB New Orleans
IATA: NBG – ICAO: KNBG – FAA LID: NBG
Summary
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
Website www.nasjrbnola.navy.mil
Runways
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.

Occupants

Current occupants

Previous occupants

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

Facilities

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]

References

  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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