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  • 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
  • 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 opens solar array

    Holloman opened its first major photovoltaic solar array during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on base Oct. 19. The Holloman Atlas Solar Array is a 5 megawatt-hour facility providing power to more than 1,300 facilities on base. Due to the hard work of the military and civilian partners involved, the facility was built at no cost to the Air Force. “We
  • Flood of support

    Airmen from the 49th Wing and 635th Materiel Maintenance Group, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M, assisted with airlift efforts in response to the devastation of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., by Hurricane Michael starting October 12.“Our team has dedicated over 7,000 man-hours defining the requirement, preparing the equipment for deployment and
  • Holloman’s “Fightin' 49ers” training mission transfers to the First Command

    The 49th Wing officially recognized the transfer of the base’s flying training mission to Air Education and Training Command during a ceremony here Sept. 28. The transition, effective Oct. 1, 2018, aligns the wing and all co-located units, which hosts MQ-9 Reaper and F-16 Viper formal training units, under the 19th Air Force, the numbered air force responsible for flying training across the Air Force.
  • Holloman to transition to AETC

    Holloman Air Force Base will be re-assigned to a new major command during a ceremony scheduled to be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 here. The base re-alignment will move Holloman’s 49th Wing from Air Combat Command to Air Education and Training Command. The move will allow Air Force leaders, as well as key subject matter experts, to more effectively
  • The monster within

    The first time it happened I was a child.  I was innocent to the whirlwind of chaos around me, ignorant to the tragedy of a self-inflicted death. I had experienced loss to death before, but not like this.  The first time I was brushed by the cold hand of suicide, I could not understand. The second time it happened, I did not have the luxury of
  • JA hosts Constitution Day assembly

    Representatives from the 49th Wing Staff Judge Advocate office spoke to students about the history of the United States Constitution Sept. 21, 2017 at Holloman Middle School to commemorate Constitution Week. The visit provided more than 190 children the opportunity to learn about the Founding Fathers and what it took to make a new form of
  • Indonesian Air Force visits Holloman

       Members of the Indonesian Air Force visited Holloman Air Force Base on March 15, 2017 to learn about MQ-9 operations and Holloman’s remotely piloted aircraft enterprise. The members were shuttled to various locations on base, including the Operations Group, the MQ-9 Flight Training Unit and the 16th Training Squadron here. The tour began with a
  • Environmental Scope and Commitment Statement

    Col. Houston Cantwell, the 49th Wing commander, recently released an updated version of the Holloman Air Force Base Environmental Scope and Commitment Statement.
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