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  • 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.
  • Fueling air superiority

    Airmen from the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight have developed an Air Force first with the newly assigned R-13 Mobile Refueling Unit vehicles they received at the beginning of the fiscal year. “These were originally designed to deliver aviation gasoline and were ordered as life-cycle replacements for our commercial refueling units that have exceeded their lifespan,” said Tech. Sgt. Thomas Harris, 49th LRS fuels distribution non-commissioned officer in charge. “We have the main service station down right now and we only had two 1,200 gallon trucks that could not efficiently keep the service station up with the base’s daily demand.”
  • Airman Leadership School class 20-1

    47 Airmen graduated from Holloman’s Airman Leadership School, during a ceremony at Club Holloman, Nov. 21, here.