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  • Gen. Selva visits Holloman

    Col. Brian Patterson, 49th Wing vice commander, greets the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff upon arrival at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., November 13, 2018. Gen. Paul Selva, VCJCS, visited Holloman and White Sands Missile Range November 13 to 14 (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. BreeAnn Sachs).
  • Advance assignments now available to Airmen deploying for 365-day Extended Deployments

    Effective Nov. 1, active duty Airmen selected for an extended deployment may apply to receive an advance assignment up to 16 months prior to the projected Report Not Later Than Date of the assignment.
  • Fear of the unknown

    “I found him with another girl and that’s when he started to strangle me.” “He was bigger than me, so I couldn’t do anything,” said McKinley Katz, 24, 49th Wing Medical Group outpatient records technician, as she recalls the dreadful details of her past abusive relationship. “I woke up in an ambulance.”  Katz met her abuser at the age of
  • Hats off to cancer

    “I stood up and the first thing (my boss) saw was this flamingo rising above the computer monitor,” said Dawn Wilder, 49th Medical Group quality risk manager. “I wore a wig once to work, and (my boss) looked at me and said, ‘the wig is okay, but I miss the hat.’ I said, ‘that’s great because the wig is scratchy.’ I still (wear the hats)
  • Tee-up

    At the young age of four, Tori started playing softball. She played for the Bratz, wearing a yellow and red uniform in Brazil, Indiana. Her hard work and determination has brought her home runs on and off the field.
  • Chief’s Choice Award

    The chiefs are proud to present the Chief’s Choice Award to Staff Sgt. Corey S. Radel. Q. 1      What squadron are you a part of, what is your job title and what are your duties? A. 1      I am the 49th Maintenance Group Quality Assurance inspector. I evaluate flight line and maintenance back shops in support of $449 million dollars in assets,
  • Holloman opens solar array

    Holloman opened its first major photovoltaic solar array during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on base Oct. 19. The Holloman Atlas Solar Array is a 5 megawatt-hour facility providing power to more than 1,300 facilities on base. Due to the hard work of the military and civilian partners involved, the facility was built at no cost to the Air Force. “We
  • Flood of support

    Airmen from the 49th Wing and 635th Materiel Maintenance Group, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M, assisted with airlift efforts in response to the devastation of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., by Hurricane Michael starting October 12.“Our team has dedicated over 7,000 man-hours defining the requirement, preparing the equipment for deployment and
  • Holloman’s “Fightin' 49ers” training mission transfers to the First Command

    The 49th Wing officially recognized the transfer of the base’s flying training mission to Air Education and Training Command during a ceremony here Sept. 28. The transition, effective Oct. 1, 2018, aligns the wing and all co-located units, which hosts MQ-9 Reaper and F-16 Viper formal training units, under the 19th Air Force, the numbered air force responsible for flying training across the Air Force.
  • NCO cross-trains to pursue career goals, personal fulfillment

    Many Airmen find themselves seeking an opportunity to change their career field during their enlistment, but the needs of the Air Force don’t always align with the desires of its Airmen.But, for one Airman, it did.Staff Sgt. Colin Owens, 49th Wing Chapel religious affairs Airman, knew early into his air traffic controller career something needed to


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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
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