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  • Deutsche Luftwaffe

    Some say the Tornado Training Squadron is the heart of all German units located at Holloman Air Force Base. On the one hand, they are right: this is the place where we train our young and experienced aircrews. On the other hand, they are wrong: without the help of everybody else, including host nation support like air traffic control and the fire
  • Deutsche Luftwaffe

    The Electronic Squadron is one of four squadrons subordinate to the German air force Flying Training Center's Logistics Group. Directed by a squadron commander, the Electronic Squadron consists of an administration element, an engineering resource management element, a technical supply element, eight specialized aircraft avionics shops, as well as
  • Deutsche Luftwaffe

    3 a.m. -- the alarm clock sounds. It requires some self-discipline to make it and get up that early. Still half asleep, the "blade" is hurriedly dragged across the face, the hot coffee gulped down. On the way to Holloman, the reason returns to your mind for today's early start -- bombing in El Centro, Calif. At the time I pass the main gate,
  • BEAR Base members reflect on Hurricane Katrina

    This time last year about three dozen Airmen from Holloman's 49th Materiel Maintenance Group were in the middle of one of the nation's largest natural disasters -- the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The first team of 14 Airmen from Holloman arrived at New Orleans's Louis B. Armstrong International Airport Sept. 3. They would be part of about 40
  • F-22A environmental assessment complete

    The United States Air Force has completed an Environmental Assessment that found no significant environmental impact of a proposal to beddown two squadrons of F-22A Raptors at Holloman.The proposal is part of a plan to transform the combat capability of the 49th Fighter Wing and maximize the use of available infrastructure at Holloman. That
  • Official discusses new mission

    Alamogordo's Committee of 50 had the chance to discuss with a Pentagon official exactly what can be expected as Holloman prepares for the arrival of the Air Force's Raptor. "This is an incredible aircraft. It is hard to see on radar and because of the integrated systems on board, it is extremely lethal," said Col. Walter Givhan, combat forces
  • Deutsche Luftwaffe

    This year the German air force Flying Training Center will hold its 10th annual Oktoberfest. This big event will take place Sept. 23, from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in and around maintenance hangar building 286. One week after ours, the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany starts. But since when do the Germans celebrate their Oktoberfest?Here are a few facts
  • Drone crashes on take-off from Holloman

    An unmanned QF-4E crashed on take-off August 10 here sending a black cloud of smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.The crash took place at 8:45 a.m. near the west end of runway 22 and runway 25. No one was injured and no damage was reported to military equipment or facilities. The drone, which is a modified F-4 Phantom II, was reported
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