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  • A ‘simple fix’ will save the Air Force a lot of money

    In early May, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Tech. Sgt. Chance Cole, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expediter, came up with an idea – and it’s going to save the Air Force a lot of money.“We were wrapping up a twelve-hour shift, and two of my guys just spent nearly an entire day replacing a single part
  • Bombs Away: Air Force Combat Operations Competition

    The 9th Munitions Squadron held the first-ever Air Force Combat Operations Competition (AFCOCOMP) June 12-14, 2018, here. AFCOCOMP is a unique munitions building competition designed to test participants on all of the aspects used by ammo troops in wartime operations.
  • 49th Munitions Systems specialists blow away competition

    Holloman’s Munitions Systems Specialists left June 10, for the first Air Force Combat Operations Competition held at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Their hard work and dedication to the mission is what led the 49th Wing commander to nominate them for the competition. Holloman’s Munitions Systems was selected to be one of the three teams to represent
  • Senior Master Sgt. receives Bronze Star Medal

     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 South West Asia, from July 2017 to January 2018. The medal was presented to Mason June 6, 2018, at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. “I was
  • National Police Week 2018

    Members of Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., honored fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers during National Police Week, on May 13-19. Congress established National Police Week in 1962 under the direction of former President John F. Kennedy to honor law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.This year’s
  • Holloman hosts fam. flight for N.M. Lt. Gov.

     John Sanchez, Lt. Governor of New Mexico, visited Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, for a familiarization flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon, May 4, 2018.The flight was offered to Sanchez as a way for him to gain a better understanding of the F-16 mission and to experience the weapons systems displayed.“It was more than I was expecting,” Sanchez
  • Pit Stop Alamogordo

    Holloman Air Force Base recently introduced the Hollamo Express, a unique bus service exclusive to Holloman’s military service members and dependents. Airmen can use the bus service as transport to a list of drop-off locations in the city of Alamogordo, free of charge. At present, the Hollamo Express runs an eight-stop route, from 5 p.m. to
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
  • Band of the Golden West visits southern New Mexico

    The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West’s ensemble Mobility, from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., performed at Plaza de Las Cruces on May 10. The group plays upwards of 60 concerts each year to over 600,000 people across the western United States--one of them being right here in southern New Mexico. Approximately 70 miles from Holloman, Mobility
  • Air Force directs one-day operational safety review

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018. “I am directing this operational safety review to allow our commanders to assess and discuss the safety of our operations and to gather feedback from our Airmen who are doing the mission every day,” said Goldfein.