NAS Dallas

NAS Dallas

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Heritage

  • AUG 1929: City of Dallas, TX establishes Hensley Field in what is now Grand Prairie, TX. The site is leased to the Army Air Corps and serves as an Air Corp Reserve Base.
  • MAR 1941: Navy begins operations at Hensley Field.
  • 15 MAY 1941: Navy establishes Naval Reserve Training Base adjacent to Hensley Field.
  • 01 JAN 1943: NAS Dallas is established for the purpose of primary flight training. Abandoned Air Fields website has a photo of the time period.
  • 26 FEB 1946: Naval and Marine Reserve Training Program established at NAS Dallas.
  • 30 SEP 1949: command of the facility is passed from the Air Force to the Navy, but the Air Force continues to use the facility for reserve training.
  • 26 SEP 1998: NAS Dallas is decommissioned. Tenant commands were relocated earlier to NAS JRB Fort Worth, the former Carswell Air Force Base.


Air Wings

  • Naval Reserve Training
  • Marine Air Reserve Training


Aircraft

  • Date Assigned ----------------Aircraft
  • 28 February 1958: - - - Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk *
  • 31 March 1958 - - - - - Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk *
  • 5 November 1969 - - - - Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk *
  • 24 July 1977: - - - - - Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk
  • 20 February 1978: - - - Douglas A-4M Skyhawk
  • 17 April 1981 - - - - - Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk
  • * November 30, 1962
    • The A4D-1 designation changed to A-4A
    • The A4D-2 designation changed to A-4B
    • The A4D-2N designation changed to A-4C
     

    Commanding Officers

    • 1993: Captain D.F. "Rick" Miller


    Events

    • 26 FEB 1946:
      Marine Air Reserve Training Command (MARTC) activiated at NAS Glenview and Marine Aviation Detachments (MADS) are formed at Nas Atlanta, Dallas and Glenview.
    • 1950:
      The naval reserve squadron stationed at NAS Dallas was the first air reserve squadron to be called to active service in the Korean War.
    • 1952:
      First jet aircraft assigned.
    • 1993: Units aboard NAS Dallas:
      • VF-201
      • VF-202
      • VF-59 (Fleet Air Logistics)
      • MAG-41
      • 136 Tactical Wing Texas Air National Guard
      • U.S. 14th Marine Headquarters
      • Various Army and Army National Guard Aviation Units
      • A large Naval Reserve Readiness Center
      • Reserve Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22
      • Regional Headquarters Selective Service System
      • Southwest U.S. Air Force - Civil Air Patrol Liaison Office
      • U.S. Coast Guard reserve unit
    • 1993:
      Navy Dallas Air Show complete with the Blue Angels. Static displays included the A-4 Skyhawk.
    • 1994: Relocation to "Carswell Air Force Base Fort Worth Texas which becomes a Navy administered "Joint Services Base".
    • 26 SEP 1998: Naval Air Station (NAS) Dallas officially decommissioned 26 September 1998. Its tenant commands had been relocating to NAS Joint Reserve Base (JRB) in Fort Worth for several years. NAS JRB Fort Worth was officially established 01 October 1998.


    Awards

     


    A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit:
    • Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk
      • 137824 C/N 11294
        • 28 Feb 1958 - BAR R&D - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 26 Nov 1958 - O&R BUAER M&S - NAS Alameda, CA

    • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
      • 142685 c/n 11747
        • 31 Mar 1958 - BAR R&D - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 30 Jan 1959 - USNMC R&D - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 142747 c/n 11809
        • 20 Apr 1964 - NART - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 27 Apr 1964 - Storage - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ

    • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk
      • 147783 C/N 12547
        • 05 Nov 1969 - MARTD - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 19 Nov 1969 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA

    • Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk
      • 155082 c/n 13898
        • 02 Dec 1981 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 28 Mar 1988 - NAD Pensacola - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 155089 c/n 13905
        • 24 Jul 1977 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 11 Mar 1981 - VC-12 - NAS Oceana, VA
      • 156914 c/n 14007
        • 02 Jan 1982 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 07 May 1984 - VC-12 - NAS Oceana, VA
      • 156924 c/n 14017
        • 01 Dec 1980 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 05 Aug 1982 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX
      • 158514 c/n 14319
        • 24 Mar 1981 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 01 Mar 1988 - COMTRAWING-1 - NAS Meridian, MS




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    • Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk
      • 152850 C/N 13496
        • 30 Jan 1973 - VMAT-102 - Convert to TA-4J

        • 18 Nov 1983 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 19 Feb 1988 - VC-13 - NAS Miramar, CA
      • 154310 c/n 13698
        • 17 Apr 1981 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 24 Mar 1982 - VT-4 - NAS Pensacola, FL

    • Douglas A-4M Skyhawk
      • 158169 c/n 14206
        • 30 Dec 1987 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 30 Sep 1989 - NART - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 13 Sep 1990 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • Stricken - After 31 Mar 1992 and before 30 Jun 1992
      • 159477 c/n 14418
        • 30 Oct 1987 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 26 Sep 1989 - NART - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 20 Sep 1990 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 31 Mar 1994 - NASC FSO, MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 159484 c/n 14425
        • 23 May 1992 - NAS Dallas - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 31 Mar 1994 - NASC FSO, MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 159490 c/n 14431
        • 20 Aug 1992 - NAS Dallas - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 18 Mar 1994 - NASC FSO, MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 159788 c/n 14487
        • 24 Nov 1992 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 18 Mar 1994 - NASC FSO, MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 159789 c/n 14488
        • 14 Oct 1989 - NART - NAS Dallas, TX
        • Stricken - After 30 Sep 1992 and before 31 Dec 1992
      • 159798 c/n 14497
        • 20 Feb 1978 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 17 Oct 1980 - VC-12 - NAS Oceana, VA
      • 160027 c/n 14529
        • 13 Aug 1987 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 21 Sep 1989 - NART - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 27 Sep 1990 - NAS - NAS Dallas, TX
        • 06 Aug 1992 - NADEP - MCAS Cherry Point, NC

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