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  • Trees galore

    Holloman Airmen received the chance to put Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree to shame this year with a free tree giveaway Dec. 8, 2017 at the Holloman Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center. The A&FRC received a free donation of 150 trees to give to Airmen and their families as a part of the Trees for Troops program. “It is amazing we have
  • October Top III

    Airman 1st Class Kirstan Lin, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning apprentice, receives the June Top III Airman Award from Master Sgt. Timothy Gatten, 54th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant and Top III president, Nov. 28, 2017, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. During the month of October, Lin responded to emergency calls concerning inoperative cooling equipment at the Next-Generation Radar Weather Forecast Operations building. He repaired critical air conditioning systems restoring cooling to a $2 million radar providing weather coverage for 48,000 square miles and 800,000 people. His efforts allowed forecasting to resume enabling weather coverage for the local area leading to 5,312 flying operations and 656 training hours.
  • Three-Airman shop keeps fuel pumping

    Tucked away in a corner of Holloman AFB is a small shop that keeps trucks moving, aircraft flying and mission critical equipment running around base. The 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron refueling maintenance shop consists of three Airmen that are responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the base’s 18 refueling vehicles. The shop’s mission is to
  • Cookies galore

    Holloman Airmen, spouses, and volunteers came together this year to host the annual cookie drive at the base community center, Dec. 4, 2017. Holloman and the Alamogordo community supported this year’s drive by baking and donating home-made cookies of all types, from chocolate chip cookies to ornately decorated cut-out cookies. Cookies were
  • Black Sheep log first Viper flight

    The 8th Fighter Squadron logged their first official two-ship formation flight here Nov. 27 and first four-ship formation flight Nov. 29, 2017. The 8th FS, also known as the Black Sheep, was deactivated here May 13, 2011, and recently reactivated, six years later, Aug. 4, 2017. Since its reactivation, members of the 8th FS have worked diligently to
  • Hope after havoc

    Garcia-Gonzalez, a 49th Wing chaplain’s assistant, supported the humanitarian relief mission by going to different towns in Puerto Rico. They provided meals and water to those in need while also providing spiritual support to the local community with medical translations.
  • Hawks Fly Solo

    The 6th Attack Squadron is the first formal training unit to implement solo flights for MQ-9 Reaper crews during initial training.
  • AF civilian tuition assistance increases course limits

    Air Force officials have raised the course limit for civilian tuition assistance from one course per semester or quarter to two courses for fiscal year 2018.
  • Vigilant Shield 18

    Six Airmen from the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron participated in Vigilant Shield 18, a joint exercise simulating rapid deployment missions, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., from November 1-9, 2017.