By J'Nell L. Pate,Kay Granger
Named after Mexican battle basic William Jenkins worthy, citadel worthy begun as an army publish in 1849. greater than a century and a part later, the protection continues to be fortress Worth’s significant power with Lockheed Martin’s F-35s and Bell Helicopter’s Ospreys flying the skies over the city.
Arsenal of safeguard: castle Worth’s army Legacy covers the whole army background of fortress worthy from the 1840s with tiny Bird’s fortress to the big protection vegetation of the 1st decade of the twenty-first century.
Although the town is popularly referred to as “Cowtown” for its iconic farm animals drives and stockyards, infantrymen, pilots, and armed forces installations were simply as important—and extra enduring—in fortress Worth’s legacy.
Although Bird’s fortress supplied safeguard for early North Texas settlers within the mid 19th century, it was once the main international conflicts of the 20th century that constructed fortress Worth’s army presence into what it's at the present time. America’s buildup for international warfare I introduced 3 pilot education fields and the military publish Camp. in the course of international conflict II, headquarters for the full nation’s military Air Forces Flying education Command got here to citadel Worth.
The army heritage of citadel worthy has been principally an aviation story—one that went past pilot education to the development of army plane. starting with Globe plane in 1940, Consolidated in 1942, and Bell Helicopter in 1950, town has produced many hundreds of thousands of army airplane for the protection of the country. Lockheed Martin, the descendant of Consolidated, represents an meeting plant that has been in non-stop life for over seven decades.
With Lockheed Martin the nation’s greatest safeguard contractor, Bell the biggest helicopter manufacturer, and the fortress worthy Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Federal clinical heart Carswell the reservist’s education trend for the state, citadel Worth’s army safeguard legacy is still strong.
Arsenal of Defense received first position within the Press girls of Texas Communications Contest (2012).
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