Youngstown Joint Air Reserve Station
Youngstown ARS is located at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Trumbull County, in northeastern Ohio. Its primary mission is to serve as home of the 910th Airlift Wing, an Air Force Reserve C-130H unit with two flying squadrons and a total of 16 aircraft. A portion of the Wing is devoted to its aerial spray mission. The Wing has nearly 1,300 drilling Air Force Reservists. The installation also hosts a Navy-Marine Corps Reserve Center that is home to nearly 400 Naval and Marine Corps Reservists.
The installation has 59 operational buildings, primarily aviation maintenance, training and administrative facilities. While there are dormitories for temporary lodging, there is no permanent housing on the installation. The Western Reserve Port Authority (a joint venture of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties and the cities of Warren and Youngstown) operates the airport itself, including its three runways, while the Air Force provides full-time fire protection for the entire airport. The Federal Aviation Administration's control tower is located on the installation. The installation also operates an additional assault runway on leased property parallel to the airport's main runway. This assault strip is not contiguous to the installation.
The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport has on-site, 24-hour daily Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting coverage. This is provided full time under a cooperative agreement with the Air Force Reserve base on airport. Service is available to all aircraft operating at the airport.
Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport is conveniently located in Vienna, Ohio, which is just 11 miles north of the city of Youngstown and just 10 miles east of the city of Warren, Ohio. The airport is just one mile north of State Route 82 on Highway 193. The runways at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport have a full complement of newly resurfaced taxiways with edge lights and centerline markings. The taxiways were just resurfaced in 1999 & 2000. New taxiways were added to accommodate a new and expanded airline terminal and air cargo aircraft concrete parking aprons.
During the summer of 2003 nine Air Force Reserve Command installations were re-designated joint bases or stations to reflect the multiservice use of the facilities. The locations and their new designations are: Dobbins Joint Air Reserve Base, Ga.; Grissom JARB, Ind.; Homestead JARB, Fla.; March JARB, Calif.; Minneapolis-St. Paul Joint Air Reserve Station, Minn.; Niagara Falls JARS, N.Y.; Pittsburgh JARS, Pa.; Westover JARB, Mass.; and Youngstown JARS, Ohio.
In its 2005 BRAC Recommendations, DoD recommended to close Pittsburgh International Airport (IAP) Air Reserve Station (ARS) and relocate flight related ECS (aeromedical squadron) to Youngstown-Warren Regional APT ARS.
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