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  • 314th Fighter Squadron Class 19-BBH graduation

    Fourteen F-16 Viper student pilots graduated from the 314th Fighter Squadron’s F-16 Basic Course during a ceremony at Hangar 286, Nov. 9, 2019, here. The F-16 B-Course is a 37-week long course required for all student pilots. On average, B-Course students log 70 hours of flying time over 59 sorties in addition to roughly 245 hours of academic training and 69 hours of flight simulator training.
  • Advance Force Development: Forging a new mindset through occupational competencies

    As part of the process to scale force development across the enterprise, Air Education and Training Command’s occupational competencies branch is working to forge a new training mindset by assisting career field managers with the development of competency-based learning models for the Air Force’s 266 career fields.
  • Aspiring Air Force pilots: Don’t let height standards get in the way

    Those who aspire to one day become a U.S. Air Force aviator must first meet several requirements, including height, before they are considered for pilot training. For those who fall outside of the Air Force’s height requirements, height waivers are available.
  • 49th Wing third quarter load competition

    Two F-16 Vipers and two MQ-9 Reapers were used to test the loading skills of 12 Airmen during the 2019 third quarter load competition.
  • 746th Test Squadron celebrates diamond anniversary

    The 746th Test Squadron celebrated their 60th anniversary, Oct. 25, here.The event was open to those with base access, and guests enjoyed variety of activities to include facility tours featuring test equipment and hardware, face painting, aircraft flyovers, live music and food.“1959 was when this squadron was founded as the Central
  • For crying out cloud

    One of many factors that can often be overlooked is the possibility of weather interfering with plans. From weekend plans like a summer cookout, to large-scale military operations, unforeseen inclement weather can really rain on your parade. The 54th Operations Support Squadron weather flight, however, works hard to ensure base personnel are aware of potential inclement weather and are able to plan accordingly.
  • Test cell continues combat airpower training

    Providing top-notch, up to par engines is the game for the 49th Component Maintenance Squadron. They are the sole providers that keep Holloman’s F-16 Viper training pilots in the air and continuously achieving the Air Force mission. “The test cell is responsible for ensuring the engines built in the back shop, are high-quality and efficient enough to put inside of an aircraft,” said Senior Airman Bradley Linsley, 49th CMS test cell technician.
  • 49th Wing 3rd quarter awards ceremony

    Members of Holloman Air Force Base gathered to honor the 49th Wing’s 3rd quarter award winners, during a ceremony at Club Holloman, Oct. 18, here.To win at the wing level, nominees first compete and win at the squadron then group level. Each group nominates one person for each of the award categories to be reviewed by the wing’s selection board.
  • Airman Leadership School class 19-7

    32 Airmen graduated from Holloman’s Airman Leadership School, during a ceremony at Club Holloman, October 10, here.ALS is a six-week professional development course designed to prepare new Staff Sergeants and Senior Airmen for supervisory duties, and is required before fulfilling the role of frontline supervisor. Topics covered include leadership,