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  • Venom 19-01

    In response to Air Force senior leader priorities, Holloman Air Force Base’s 311th Fighter Squadron put their readiness and lethality to the test by deploying to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for dissimilar air combat training with the F-35 Lightning II, April 22 to May 3, 2019.Over 200 personnel, 16 F-16 Vipers and millions of dollars in equipment
  • Ringing in tradition, innovating airpower

    The 491st Attack Squadron, “the Ringers,” honored its first incoming commander, Lt. Col. Randall Noel, in a squadron activation and assumption of command ceremony, May 8, 2019, on Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, New York.
  • Change provides new opportunities

    In her youth, she grew up less than a mile away from the beach. Her tan hands were often filled with fresh fruit she picked from her family’s yard. The smell of the ocean breeze and the sounds of waves that once filled her senses are gone. Moving to America was not easy for her at first. The dialect she once spoke seemed to be gone, and she was no longer able to see her family everyday as she once had. Soon, 1st Lt. Mary Joanne Browning, 49th Medical Group registered nurse, had a new family.
  • Holloman’s Black Sheep WOOL first Viper pilot graduation

    Eight Viper pilot students graduated from the 8th Fighter Squadron’s first F-16 Basic Course, May 4, 2019, at Club Holloman on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.
  • Viper pilot graduates from 311th FS for the second time

    As the old cliché goes, ‘it’s a small world and it’s an even smaller Air Force.’ This weathered phrase proved true for Maj. David Abel, the 311th Fighter Squadron’s newest instructor pilot.On April 23, 2019, the opening day of exercise Venom 19-01, Abel flew the final sortie of his instructor pilot upgrade training.“It was nerve wracking, it was
  • Venom 19-01 provides operations, maintenance personnel unique experience

    Amidst the low temperatures and high operations tempo of the 311th Fighter Squadron’s exercise Venom 19-01, many operations and maintenance personnel are provided the opportunity to view their work from the skies in a familiarization flight.“It’s good payback to show people the mission they are supporting, because without them we couldn’t fly our
  • 311th AMU supports exercise Venom 19-01

    The 311th Fighter Squadron deployed for a temporary duty assignment to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, April 22, 2019, for exercise Venom 19-01. The snowcapped mountains and lush, green grass of Utah replace the old scenery of white sands and open desert of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Over 200 personnel from the 311th FS and its associated units left on the TDY, in addition to 16 F-16 Fighting Falcons. Among these personnel, over 150 of them belong to the 311th Aircraft Maintenance Unit.
  • Laissez les bon temps rouler

    Holloman’s 8th FS deployed on a temporary duty assignment to NAS JRB New Orleans and participated in a training exercise March 29 to April 12, 2019.
  • WSMR commander visits Holloman

    Senior Airman Kevin Turcois, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Dedicated Crew Chief, assists U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Brady, White Sands Missile Range commander, into an F-16 Fighting Falcon, April 19, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Brady visited Holloman to gain a better understanding of the base’s overall mission. (U.S. Air Force
  • Holloman Solar Observatory: Maintaining world-wide SOONs

    Here at Holloman Air Force Base, the 2d Weather Squadron, Detachment 4, Solar Observatory works as a central hub for maintenance support and technical training for the Solar Observing Optical Network across the globe. “Our purpose is twofold here at Holloman,” said Staff Sgt. Bradley Douglas, 2d WS, Det. 4, SOON centralized repair activity, technician. “We maintain our telescope at Holloman and do all the preventative maintenance it requires and the other part is showing our maintenance students what to expect from us as depot-level maintenance support.”