F-4 Farewell Event Information

The Retirement Ceremony and Final Flight of the last F-4 Phantom II aircraft in active duty Air Force inventory is scheduled for Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Holloman AFB, NM.

A public event expo will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The full schedule of events is as follows:

8 a.m. – La Luz Gate* opens to attendees (attendees will be directed to designated parking areas and then bused to the event)
8 a.m. – Community expo open to include static aircraft such as the QF-4 and QF-16
10 a.m. – F-4 Phantom II takeoff and final flight (tentative)
11:30 a.m-12 p.m. – F-4 Phantom II retirement ceremony
1 p.m. – event conclusion

* The La Luz gate is the only gate open for non-DOD cardholders and public access.

If you have any questions contact 49th Wing Public Affairs Office at 575-572-7381 or email 49wg.paoffice@us.af.mil.

Media members interested in covering the event will need to submit information to include names of representatives, media outlet (freelance outlets must provide a letter of intent to publish from a publisher) and contact information to 49th Wing Public Affairs to be included in the media access list. This information must be submitted by close of business on December 14, 2016. 

Due to security considerations, no large bags or containers will be permitted at the event.

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