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  • 2018 Defender’s Cup

    Twenty-one Airmen from the 49th Wing traveled to San Antonio, Texas, to participate in the 2018 Defender’s Cup, Aug. 31- Sept. 3. During Labor Day weekend, Holloman’s Varsity Soccer Team competed with 37 teams from across the Department of Defense in hopes of bringing home the first place trophy.
  • Holloman to transition to AETC

    Holloman Air Force Base will be re-assigned to a new major command during a ceremony scheduled to be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 here. The base re-alignment will move Holloman’s 49th Wing from Air Combat Command to Air Education and Training Command. The move will allow Air Force leaders, as well as key subject matter experts, to more effectively
  • Air Force realigns Holloman AFB under AETC

    The 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and all co-located units, will realign from Air Combat Command to Air Education and Training Command effective Oct. 1, 2018. This transition will align Holloman Air Force Base, which hosts MQ-9 Reaper and F-16 formal training units, under the major command with responsibility for recruiting,
  • The monster within

    The first time it happened I was a child.  I was innocent to the whirlwind of chaos around me, ignorant to the tragedy of a self-inflicted death. I had experienced loss to death before, but not like this.  The first time I was brushed by the cold hand of suicide, I could not understand. The second time it happened, I did not have the luxury of
  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
  • 49th Wing hosts first Hiring Our Heroes

    The 49th Wing hosted its first Hiring Our Heroes transition summit Aug. 9, at the base theater and community activity center. The Hiring Our Heroes summit was created to help Airmen transition into civilian life by offering them an opportunity to work on their resumes, practice interviews and meet potential employers.
  • Bronze, silver and Goad

    Master Sgt. Lisa Goad, 49th Security Forces Squadron Logistics and Resources superintendent and Warrior Games athlete, competed at the 2018 Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. from June 1 to 9. Goad was one of 40 athletes representing Team Air Force, and one of over 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competing in the games. Goad competed in track and field, hand-cycling and swimming events. Overall, she took home four silver medals and three bronze medals. Goad plans to compete in the 2019 Warrior Games trials, with the goal of making the 2019 Air Force team.
  • Small improvement to have big impact

    For the more than 140,000 service members that transit through the busiest aerial port of debarkation every year, waiting conditions are now a whole lot better.Recently, Airmen from the 387th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron joined together with a specialized team from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, to repurpose tents to the bus yard at
  • Airman to be awarded Medal of Honor

    President Donald Trump will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to the family of a fallen U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller at a ceremony Aug. 22 for his extraordinary heroism in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • Thrifty solution

    After months of renovations, Holloman’s Thrift Shop is scheduled to re-open August 14th in Building 232 on Second St. and Connecticut Ave. A leaky roof, flooded bathrooms and rodents scurrying in the shadows were only a small number of the problems that plagued Building 232 earlier this year. While this building offered dismal shelter at best, the
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Check out some of the highlights from the #HAFB July 2018 Load Crew Competition! #FlyFightWin
Colonel Joseph Campo assumed command of the 49th Wing from Colonel Houston Cantwell on July 6, 2018. After assuming command Colonel Campo spoke to the Airmen gathered for the ceremony.
Holloman Air Force Base welcomes Col. Joseph L. Campo as the Commander of the 49th Wing. Holloman Air Force Base 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Air Combat Command
Check out the hard work of Airman 1st Class Anthony Montero, one of our fellow Fortyniners serving downrange!
Happy 4th! We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday. In the meantime enjoy some sounds of freedom!
Daniel Salinas from the 49th Wing Safety office has some summertime safety tips to keep in mind.
#MondayMotivation “You have to get up and make the best of it. There’s no point in being down about it.” After approximately a year of doctors’ visits, Col. Paul Brezinski, 49th Medical Group commander, at 37 years old, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. That was only the beginning of his journey. Read Brezinski’s full story from the link below! AFMS-Holloman-49th Medical Group | Air Combat Command | United States Air Force | U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS
2018 Big Give has officially kicked off at #HAFB! Team leaders showed up to receive a summer safety brief and pick up their Big Give t-shirts.
Holloman's dental clinic has a new initiative that will save patients and workers more time, check out the details from the link below! AFMS-Holloman-49th Medical Group | Air Combat Command| United States Air Force
U.S. Navy Identifies Casualty The U.S. Navy announced today the death of a U.S. Navy pilot who was involved in a mishap at Holloman Air Force Base, NM. Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York died June 22nd when the A-29 aircraft he was piloting crashed while on a mission over the Red Rio Bombing Range, part of White Sands Missile Range, north of Holloman. "There's no way to to describe the shock of this loss and the sadness we feel for his family," said Col. Houston Cantwell, commander of Holloman's 49th Wing. "He did pioneering work in aviation that will help shape American air power for years to come. We're thankful to have known him and grateful for his devotion to duty." The cause of the mishap is under investigation. For more information about Lt. Short, contact Cmdr. Doug Gabos, Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve Public Affairs Officer, at 757-322-5652, or doug.gabos@navy.mil. For any additional queries, contact Lt. Col. Robert Carver, 49th Wing Public Affairs Office, Holloman Air Force Base, NM at 575-635-7774, or robert.n.carver1.mil@mail.mil.
An A-29 Super Tucano crashed over the Red Rio Bombing Range at approximately 11:30 a.m. MDT today during a training flight as part of the Air Force's Light Attack Experiment. One aircrew member suffered minor injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital. More information on the second aircrew member will be released when it is available. The crash is currently under investigation, and no cause has been determined at this time. The Red Rio Bombing Range is part of the White Sands Missile Range, a U.S. Army instillation and the Department of Defense's larges, open air test range. Fire and police units from the White Sands Missile Range Directorate of Emergency Services initially responded to the report of the crash. More information will be released when it is available. The ground-based military exercise scheduled for this evening has been canceled.
Aircraft crashes on Red Rio Range The 49th Wing has confirmed a manned aircraft crashed at approximately 11:45 a.m. at Red Rio Bombing Range, 65 miles north of Holloman Air Force Base. The Red Rio Bombing Range is an active Air Force facility that encompasses approximately 196,000 acres on White Sands Missile Range. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident. The condition of the pilots is unknown at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. For additional information, please contact the Holloman Air Force Base Public Affairs Office at 575-572-5406 or 575-572-7381 during regular business hours, or 575-572-7575 after hours. The 49th Wing Pubic Affairs Facebook will also be updated as more information is made available.
Congratulations to the graduates of Airman Leadership Class 18-5. Good luck with your future leadership endeavors.
Thanks to the recent rain over the Lincoln National Forest, fire restrictions on the Smokey Bear and Sacramento Ranger Districts will be lowered to Stage I.
Check out some of the awesome work being put in by some of Holloman's own 49th Munitions Systems Specialists! #HAFB #AirForce #AMMO #ACC Air Combat Command Beale Air Force Base
#MondayMotivation Senior Master Sgt. David Mason, 49th Security Forces logistics and resources superintendent, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement during his deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, from July 2017 to January 2018. With the followership of several units, Mason accomplished 142 key leader engagements, establish daily security requirements and enable delivery of 36 tons of weapons and ammunition to the front lines. Additionally, he increased the defensive capabilities of his facility’s perimeter with several fortification efforts, including: replacing two miles of concertina wire, deploying 96 star barriers and one ground radar system. Congratulations Senior Master Sgt. Mason! For more: http://www.holloman.af.mil/Article-Display/Article/1544767/senior-master-sgt-receives-bronze-star-medal/
The Holloman High-Speed Test Track, operated by the 846th Test Squadron, is one facility that enables test scientists and engineers to meet both of the above criteria. The test track is a 10-mile long, precision-aligned track that provides scientists and engineers a platform from which to conduct their various missions. Tests on the track provide valid data on problems which cannot be solved by other ground test means. Airman Magazine | United States Air Force | Air Combat Command
🎉 We are so excited to announce our realignment to @AETCommand Oct. 1st! 🎉 The realignment ceremony is scheduled f… https://t.co/v45t6m8nAY
RT @USAF_ACC: #Breaking: @HollomanAFB will realign from #ACC to @AETCommand October 1. For more information, check out the full release: ht…
RT @AETCommand: Our team will be getting a little bigger on Oct. 1, 2018 as @HollomanAFB officially will be realigned under @AETCommand an…
The 49th Wing is sad to announce the passing of one of our own. Airman 1st Class Austin Vaughn, from the 49th Commu… https://t.co/l5u70FR5Pm
RT @Creech_AFB: An inside look at the Remotely Piloted Aircraft booth at #ASC18. It takes a great team, with @HollomanAFB & many more! WATC…
RT @JBSA_Official: Did you know that the CFC is one of the world's biggest, most successful annual workplace charity campaigns? And it’s al…
Col. Patterson, #49Wing vice CC, cuts a cake at the Shifting Sands dining facility for the #AirForceBirthday! Today… https://t.co/E00cXYMltD
RT @usairforce: Today we celebrate 71 years as the world's greatest #AIRPOWER! #Birthday #AFBDay https://t.co/VOY8ixMUlO
The #49Wing is committed to the health & well-being of its #Airmen. We are joining the nation in observing Sept. as… https://t.co/nnqcr1M1v4
RT @AETCommand: Don’t Forget: #USAF 71st Birthday tomorrow! USAF is part of US Joint Forces in every region & mission area across the full…
Congrats to Team @USAF_ACC for their 2nd place win in the #AFDefenderChallenge at @JBSA_Official! 🥈#HollomanAFBhttps://t.co/FapBTsEztT
RT @LANationalGuard: Have you noticed the warning signs? Have you checked on your #Wingman or #BattleBuddy today? September is Suicide Pr…
Col. Joseph Campo, #49Wing commander, held a commanders call for all #HollomanAFB personnel where he shared the new… https://t.co/DV0XDWjiQr
RT @MilitaryHealth: September is #SuicidePrevention month. No one fights the battle alone. Make it your mission to #BeThere for each other.…
RT @USAF_ACC: The @usairforce transition to OCPs starts #October 1! Get ready by checking out part one of @AFCareers series on how to wear…
RT @DeptofDefense: LIVE: #SecDef Mattis & Vice Chairman @TheJointStaff #GenSelva host @VP at #Pentagon 9/11 ceremony. #NeverForget https://…
RT @usairforce: Units across all levels of command are addressing the issues identified by a #USAF-wide operational safety review. @GenDave
RT @usairforce: #DYK: The #BattleofRobertsRidge is known as one of the deadliest engagements during #OperationAnaconda. Read about these he…
RT @usairforce: This week's #FollowFriday goes to @HollomanAFB! #DYK: Holloman is home to the world's longest test track! The 846th Test Sq…
RT @USAF_ACC: With the @usairforce transitioning to #OCPs next month, it's time to talk about patches! #CheckOut the story to learn more ab…