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 Front Entrance -  NAS JRB New Orleans

Location: Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) New Orleans is located in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, a quiet suburb 11 miles from New Orleans. NAS JRB NOLA  homepage.

Cost of Living: Overall, Louisiana, LA cost of living is 89.90.

Security: 504-678-3827

Population: NAS JRB New Orleans community has a population of 9,800 service members and their families from the Navy, Marines, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Louisiana Air National Guard, as well as civilian employees and retirees.

Area Population: The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Louisiana is 4,701,893 in the year 2013, which is ranked the 25th largest population in the United States. This estimate shows a 1.5% increase in the population since the last census in 2010.

Child Care:  The NAS JRB New Orleans Child Development Center provides services to children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. After school child care programs are offered at most schools for children ages kindergarten through 12 years old. Contact the Child Development Center at 504-678-3654. 

Schools: The school servicing NAS JRB New Orleans are:

  • Plaquemines Parish School District in Belle Chasse offers 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school.
  • NASA Explorer Charter school (Belle Chasse Academy) onboard NAS JRB that accommodates students in elementary and middle school (K-8).
  • New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy.
  • A wide range of public and private schools.

Youth Services:  The Child and Youth Program offers a wide range of activities for youth ages 6-12. Contact the NAS JRB CYP at 504-281-5130.

Fleet and Family Support Center: FFSC 504-678-7569, DSN 312-678-7569

Housing: The New Orleans military housing complex consists of affordable high-quality public-private venture (PPV) homes at two locations: the NAS-JRB in Belle Chasse and The Village at Federal City in Algiers. Both locations have numerous unit designs and amenities.  Select this link to investigate housing options.

Employment: The New Orleans proper and surrounding areas are made up of very close parish (county) lines. Our unemployment rate is lower than the national average, with many areas to seek employment. Some options available are management, education, arts and entertainment, medical, hospitality (hotel and restaurant), and many other fields. 

Base Services: 

Medical Services:  NAS JRB New Orleans has a Branch Health Clinic, 504-678-3660, which takes care of active duty and family members. The nearest military hospital is located at Keesler AFB. All emergency cases are seen at West Jefferson Medical Center or Ochsner Medical Center utilizing TRICARE benefits.

Special Installation Messages:

Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions

The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.

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