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