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  • Feeding the animal

    Nestled between the Sacramento and San Andreas mountain ranges, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, is home to the 49th Wing and the Air Force’s largest pilot upgrade training wing. With hundreds of aircrew graduating from the six training squadrons, keeping the chaos in the skies of the Tularosa Basin in order is no easy task.“We currently do
  • Obstacles that broke me, opportunities that put me back together

    There is something about this time of year that causes me to question the voice of my conscience.As the weeks leading up to the winter solstice become shorter, the warm sunshine slowly asphyxiates with the darkness of twilight.Feeling constantly starved for my next gluttonous splurge around the holidays is like falling down an endless rabbit
  • Inside the looming tower

    Air traffic controllers from the 54th Operations Support Squadron arrive for duty long before the sun begins to rise. The start of their morning shift, or as they reference it, “day shift,” marks the start of the flying mission. The brisk winter air is stagnant, stinging their cheeks as they approach the impressive 12-story tower. The 49th Wing
  • AETC commander visits Holloman

    Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command visited Holloman AFB for the first time since the base was reassigned to AETC in October 2018.
  • Gen. Stephen Wilson visits Holloman

    (From left to right) Tech. Sgt. Whitney O’Neill, 49th Wing protocol specialist; Chief Master Sgt. Sarah Esparza, 49th Wing command chief and Col. Joseph Campo, 49th Wing commander, salute as Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson arrives on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., November 29. Wilson received a tour of Holloman after officiating a
  • Miracle on Burro Street

    The holidays are a great time to reset with family. Cloudcroft, New Mexico, a small village nestled in the Sacramento Mountains, 30 miles east of base, is a convenient getaway for Holloman Airmen. The scenic, green pines and cool weather lure in visitors who are looking to escape the muted colors of the desert. On November 24, Staff Sgt. Brock
  • When you can't take the heat, they run into the kitchen

    Firefighters from the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron guide a fire truck into the garage of Fire Station 1 Dec. 3, 2018, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The firetrucks at Holloman are able to hold up to 4,000 gallons of water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)
  • Holloman Third Quarter Load Crew Competition

    Holloman Third Quarter Load Crew Competition
  • Gen. Selva visits Holloman

    Col. Brian Patterson, 49th Wing vice commander, greets the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff upon arrival at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., November 13, 2018. Gen. Paul Selva, VCJCS, visited Holloman and White Sands Missile Range November 13 to 14 (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. BreeAnn Sachs).
  • Advance assignments now available to Airmen deploying for 365-day Extended Deployments

    Effective Nov. 1, active duty Airmen selected for an extended deployment may apply to receive an advance assignment up to 16 months prior to the projected Report Not Later Than Date of the assignment.