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  • Atomic Age: Alamogordo and the Bomb

    (Editor’s Note: This is part one of a four part series on the first test of the atomic bomb.)
  • 704th Test Group Change of Command

    Col. Scott A. Cain, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander, hands the 704th Test Group guidon to Col. Charles B. Cain, 704th TG commander during the 704th TG change of command at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. July 10, 2018. During the ceremony, the responsibility of the 704th TG was entrusted to Col. Charles Cain. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • 49th Wing changes command

    A new commander took the reins of the 49th Wing during the wing change of command ceremony July 6, 2018, at Hangar 500 here.Colonel Joseph L. Campo assumed command of the 49th Wing in front of families, Airmen and local leaders.Lieutenant General Mark D. Kelly, commander of the 12th Air Force, presided over the ceremony in which Campo, the former
  • Walking Parkinson’s Path

    He looked down placing his face in his hands. Tears welled in his eyes and his throat tightened.He forced a few breaths. The strong smell of bleach and alcohol in the exam room hit his nostrils and lingered, making it even harder to catch his breath.His mind was racing. What was this disease?What does this mean for his family? His career? His
  • Combined clinic initiative simplifies Holloman healthcare

    With the goal of efficiency and innovation in mind, the 49th Medical Group has developed a combined clinic initiative, grouping annual medical requirements into one appointment at one location.“We have a lot more requirements than we do people,” said Col. Paul Brezinski, 49th MDG commander. “With these requirements, we wanted to look at the things
  • 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
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