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  • Cookie drive shows Air Force family cares for Airmen

    The Holloman Officers' Spouses Club and many other Holloman spouses got together Thursday and Friday to bring holiday joy to Airmen living in the dorms this season. The spouses collected homemade cookies, decorated small paper bags and readied the treats for squadron first sergeants to pick up and deliver to the Airmen. "There are many Airmen in
  • No time for delivery room

    Tech. Sgt. Scott Ballerstein, 49th Materiel Maintenance Group, and his wife Jessica are the proud parents of baby Mariah Jo-Lee Ballerstein, who was born at her parents' home in base housing Dec. 7 with the help of emergency medical technicians from the 49th Medical Group.Senior Airman Daniel Hodges, aerospace medical technician, said he and Staff
  • Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter competition shows off 'best of the best'

    The Load Crew of the Quarter competition Friday was a close match to the very end.This competition recognizes the "best of the best" of 18 weapons load crews at Holloman, said Tech. Sgt. Gilbert Cruz, 49th Maintenance Group. "The two best weapons load crews (one from the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and one from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit)
  • Toys in tow for bike run

    Air Force bikers will bring bounty of toys to Washington Park in Alamogordo Saturday in support of the Keystone Kops Toys for Tots program. This is the second year the bikes have run from Holloman to town for this Christmas giving program. "Last year was the first one; hopefully we have them for at least a few more years," said Staff Sgt. Timothy
  • Dedicated Crew Chief: Airpower's most important role

    Thirty-three Airmen were recognized as Dedicated Crew Chiefs in a ceremony Friday. "The DCC is responsible for all maintenance on the aircraft he is dedicated to," said Chief Master Sgt. Wendy Jones, 49th Maintenance Group. "DCC is a job description, not an Air Force specialty. It is reserved for those who display the initiative, management and
  • 7th Fighter Squadron inactivation ceremony Friday

    The 7th Fighter Squadron "Screamin' Demons" will inactivate Dec. 31 due to the phasing out of the F-117A Nighthawk. A ceremony marking the event will be held Friday in Hangar 301. "Our mission is -- was -- to train inbound F-117 pilots to make up for normal PCS (permanent change of station) attrition," said Lt. Col. Chris Knehans, 7 FS commander.
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  • It's a fact ... Holloman's youth center is fit

    The Youth and Teen Center was awarded $1,250 recently for being fit and smart via the U.S. Air Force FitFactor program's 101 Days of Summer Fun promotion. "The promotion was to increase participation rates and get kids already participating to achieve higher fitness levels in the summer," said John Smith, youth programs director at the Youth
  • Holloman Airman goes for the blue

    Senior Airman Kari Van Buskirk has just returned from a whirlwind week at the 2007 Worldwide Talent Competition for Tops in Blue held at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. "It was an experience of a lifetime," said Airman Van Buskirk. "It was an honor to make it that far." Airman Van Buskirk, a food production manager at the base