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  • 49 MDG Airmen return from MEDRETE

    Fourteen doctors and technicians from the 49th Medical Group recently returned from a two-week humanitarian assistance exercise in Bambil Desecho, Ecuador. "The intent of the Medical Readiness Training Exercise was to provide the Airmen with training in an austere location and the opportunity to treat illnesses not routinely seen in the United
  • Holloman COMSEC receives EXCELLENT rating

    The 49th Communications Squadron Communication Security office received an Excellent rating on the recent Air Combat Command COMSEC inspection. The inspection took place June 11 through 14 and assessed the overall base COMSEC account. This is the first Excellent rating received by an ACC active-duty base in the more than three years, said Master
  • Holloman recognizes outstanding volunteers

    Members of Team Holloman recognized more than 180 volunteers at the 2007 Volunteer Awards ceremony held at the Enlisted Club June 19. All together, the volunteers had 38,598 hours, equating to $198,779 if calculated by the Alamogordo minimum wage, said Ms. Shirley Bratton, Airman and Family Readiness Center community readiness technician. "Our
  • Holloman dependent becomes Mediterranean student ambassador

    A Holloman dependent is taking a trip to European nations as a student ambassador during the month of July. Twelve-year-old Alex Bood, son of Master Sgt. Robert Bood, 49th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape superintendent, and his wife Terri Bood, is a student ambassador through People to People, a program that
  • 49 CES Airmen build Steinhoff Park playground

    Airmen from the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron Structures Flight have recently begun building a new playground here at Holloman for families across the base to enjoy. The new playground, to be finished by the end of this month, is located across from Desert Lanes Bowling Alley and the Fitness and Sports Center and is the first to be built from the
  • Base emergency preparedness -- tornadoes

    Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile
  • Former Holloman wing commander returns

    A former Holloman wing commander, who served in the position from May 2004 to May 2006, returned to the Friendliest Place on Earth to speak to Airmen about his experiences while deployed to Iraq and how the Air Force remains engaged in the War on Terror. While here, Maj. Gen. Kurt Cichowski, the former deputy chief of staff for Strategy, Plans and
  • Holloman team wins ‘Best in the West’ at Cannon

    The Holloman weapons load crew and bomb demonstration team were named "Best in the West" as they took first place at the Pioneer Air Festival at Cannon Air Force Base June 8. The Pioneer Air Festival was set up in conjunction with Pioneer Days, an annual event in Clovis, N.M., in order to demonstrate to the public what the Air Force does. The
  • Education, fun come together for Vacation Bible School attendees

    They excitedly jumped up and down the dimly lit room waving neon colored glow sticks in the air, yelling and chanting, completely focused on the performer. But these tiny tots weren't there to see a concert; they're the latest attendees of Holloman's Vacation Bible School. Today wraps up the week-long program hosted annually by the base chapel
  • Idol contest showcases Holloman talent

    There was singing from country to rhythm and blues and dancing from hip hop to ballet at the first ever Holloman Idol here June 2. More than 400 Airmen, family and friends came to see around 25 performers strut their stuff. The idea for a Holloman Idol came about just after Chap. (Capt.) Olga Westfall, 49th Fighter Wing chapel, came to Holloman. "I
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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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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
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Congrats to Team @USAF_ACC for their 2nd place win in the #AFDefenderChallenge at @JBSA_Official! 🥈#HollomanAFBhttps://t.co/FapBTsEztT
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Col. Joseph Campo, #49Wing commander, held a commanders call for all #HollomanAFB personnel where he shared the new… https://t.co/DV0XDWjiQr
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The 49th Wing hosted its first @hiringourheroes transition summit! The #HiringOurHeroes summit was created to help… https://t.co/b2bLmUb8z4