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  • Murphy lives here

    A few miles north of main base at Holloman Air Force Base in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, the 846th Test Squadron, known as the “Holloman High Speed Test Track,” or more affectionately (and recently) the “Rail Rattlers,” prides itself on planning and executing high-speed rocket sled tests, enabling critical weapon system development in support of the warfighter. The Holloman Track is the longest, 10 miles, and fastest, Mach 8-plus, facility of its kind. Since the beginning, the Track has operated under the vision of being “Second to None.”
  • VOODOO 1 aircrew receives AFMC Chief of Safety’s Aircrew of Distinction Award 2019

    An unexpected fire in any enclosed space is dangerous; a fire inside an airplane four miles in the sky with no way out can be deadly.
  • 8th Fighter Squadron 19-CBF graduation

    11 F-16 Viper student pilots graduated from the 8th Fighter Squadron’s F-16 Basic Course, during a ceremony at Club Holloman, December 14th, 2019, here. The F-16 B-Course is a 37-week long course required for all student pilots. On average, B-Course students log 70 hours of flying time over 59 sorties in addition to roughly 245-hours of academic training and 69-hours of flight simulator training.
  • NCMAS executive director visits Holloman

    Retired Maj. Gen. Gregory Feest visited to discuss aviation safety with aircrew on base and briefly stopped to view a static display of the F-117 he flew when he was stationed at Holloman.
  • Driggers tours 704th Test Group Test Track

    Ms. Elizabeth Driggers, Senator Tom Udall’s area field representative, recently visited the 704th Test Group. Driggers's trip to the TG focused on familiarization and orientation of activities and capabilities. The tour emphasized the 846th Test Squadron’s Holloman High Speed Test Track, where Driggers was able to experience a live track test. She also visited the north end target area of the track and the fabrication shops.
  • Bakin’ me crazy

    Members of the local community, spouses and Airmen from 49th Wing teamed together to bake, package and deliver cookies to Airmen living in the dorms, Dec. 9, 2019, here.
  • Holloman Holiday Festival

    The 49th Wing held its annual Holiday Festival, Dec. 7, at the Base Exchange here. This event was open to anyone with base access, allowing families and individuals an opportunity to bond during the festivities. There were bouncy castles, food trucks, free pictures with Santa and much more.
  • Tough love

    Young men huddled around a smoldering, crackling fire. Warmth finally reached their operational camouflage patterned gear, tattered and damp from the cold, mountainous terrain of Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Their instructor’s eyes filled with reminiscent thoughts from a distance; those men earned a break. The sound of loud, barking orders turned to relaxed, congratulating suggestions to warm up and enjoy their successful completion of the week-long Combat Mission Ready check ride. The brotherhood of this small career field took center stage as the 7th Air Support Operations Squadron hosted a CMR check ride for the newest team members of six different units from Nov. 17-22.
  • Diamond Sharp Award December 2019

    Every month, a first sergeant has the honor of choosing a deserving Airman to be presented the First Sergeant Council’s Diamond Sharp Award for an outstanding act or continuous outstanding performance. For the month of December, Master Sgt. Giles Dame, 49th SFS first sergeant, is proud to present the Diamond Sharp Award to Staff Sgt. Jeffery Keith, 49th Security Forces Squadron communication and technology integration administrator.
  • Trust me, I'm a doctor

    Life is very fast paced for an aircrew member in the Air Force. Airmen must work quickly to all do their part in ensuring the mission is a success. These team members may be hesitant to reach out to a doctor at times, in fear of deterring critical operations. Regardless, it is important that Airmen are comfortable going to medical professionals to get the care they need.
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