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Default Air Force Logo 49 MXG commander retires
After more than 28 years of military service the 49th Maintenance Group commander has retired June 28 at a ceremony here. Col. Gary Bryson has been at Holloman since April 2005 as the 49 MXG commander. "I decided to retire because there is no other job that I would ever get that would be equal to being a maintenance group commander," he
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Customer college opens at Friendliest Place on Earth
The Friendliest Place on Earth opened the 49th Fighter Wing Customer College and Training Center in a ceremony on base June 28. The customer college's focus is to make Holloman Airmen the best at providing customer service, said Tech. Sgt. Learie Gaitan, 49th Services Squadron customer college training manager. The idea was given to the 49 SVS from
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2007
A 49th Medical Group optometrist checks a local Ecuadorian's eyes while deployed to the South American country. Fourteen Airman traveled there for two week on this humanitarian assistance deployment and treated more than 6,800 patients and filled more than 17,500 prescriptions. (U.S. Air Force photo/courtesy of the 49th Medical Group MEDRETE team) 49 MDG Airmen return from MEDRETE
Fourteen doctors and technicians from the 49th Medical Group recently returned from a two-week humanitarian assistance exercise in Bambil Desecho, Ecuador. "The intent of the Medical Readiness Training Exercise was to provide the Airmen with training in an austere location and the opportunity to treat illnesses not routinely seen in the United
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Holloman COMSEC receives EXCELLENT rating
The 49th Communications Squadron Communication Security office received an Excellent rating on the recent Air Combat Command COMSEC inspection. The inspection took place June 11 through 14 and assessed the overall base COMSEC account. This is the first Excellent rating received by an ACC active-duty base in the more than three years, said Master
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2007
Brig. Gen. David Goldfein, 49th Fighter Wing commander, is presented a check by the Volunteer Advisory Committee symbolizing how much Holloman volunteers would have made if being paid the Alamogordo minimum wage. Holloman Airmen volunteered more than 38,500 hours equating to $198,779. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Strong) Holloman recognizes outstanding volunteers
Members of Team Holloman recognized more than 180 volunteers at the 2007 Volunteer Awards ceremony held at the Enlisted Club June 19. All together, the volunteers had 38,598 hours, equating to $198,779 if calculated by the Alamogordo minimum wage, said Ms. Shirley Bratton, Airman and Family Readiness Center community readiness technician. "Our
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2007
Twelve-year-old Alex Bood, pictured here with his father Master Sgt. Robert Bood, SERE superintendent for the 49th Operations Support Squadron, is getting the chance of a lifetime to travel as a student ambassador to Spain, France, Italy and Morocco. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather Stanton) Holloman dependent becomes Mediterranean student ambassador
A Holloman dependent is taking a trip to European nations as a student ambassador during the month of July. Twelve-year-old Alex Bood, son of Master Sgt. Robert Bood, 49th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape superintendent, and his wife Terri Bood, is a student ambassador through People to People, a program that
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2007
An Airman from the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron puts together a piece of the new playground to be completed at Steinhoff Park next to bowling alley. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rachel Kocin) 49 CES Airmen build Steinhoff Park playground
Airmen from the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron Structures Flight have recently begun building a new playground here at Holloman for families across the base to enjoy. The new playground, to be finished by the end of this month, is located across from Desert Lanes Bowling Alley and the Fitness and Sports Center and is the first to be built from the
0 6/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Base emergency preparedness -- tornadoes
Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile
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2007
Maj. Gen. Kurt Cichowski, former Holloman wing commander and new Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander, talks with Airman Leadership School students about his time deployed to Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rachel Kocin) Former Holloman wing commander returns
A former Holloman wing commander, who served in the position from May 2004 to May 2006, returned to the Friendliest Place on Earth to speak to Airmen about his experiences while deployed to Iraq and how the Air Force remains engaged in the War on Terror. While here, Maj. Gen. Kurt Cichowski, the former deputy chief of staff for Strategy, Plans and
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2007
Staff Sgt. William Coburn, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, places a bomb onto the jammer, the bomb-lift truck, during the weapons load competition at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Twenty five Airmen traveled to Cannon for the Pioneer Air Festival where the team took first place with a weapons load competition and bomb drop demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather Stanton) Holloman team wins ‘Best in the West’ at Cannon
The Holloman weapons load crew and bomb demonstration team were named "Best in the West" as they took first place at the Pioneer Air Festival at Cannon Air Force Base June 8. The Pioneer Air Festival was set up in conjunction with Pioneer Days, an annual event in Clovis, N.M., in order to demonstrate to the public what the Air Force does. The
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2007
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