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  • Safe and secure

    The 49th Security Forces Squadron updated the policy and procedures for personal firearms on base, Dec. 11, 2019. The 49th SFS is responsible for defending Air Force personnel and assets, and periodically adjustments are made so all with base access clearly understand the rules and procedures.
  • Preparing our warfighters

    “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” All Airmen must abide by this statement when they join to serve the United States. Staying ready to answer the call is not only an honor, but a requirement. The 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron Deployment and Distribution Flight plays a huge role in making sure Airmen here are ready to deploy when they are called upon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 314th Fighter Squadron Class 19-BBH graduation

    Fourteen F-16 Viper student pilots graduated from the 314th Fighter Squadron’s F-16 Basic Course during a ceremony at Hangar 286, Nov. 9, 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.
  • For crying out cloud

    One of many factors that can often be overlooked is the possibility of weather interfering with plans. From weekend plans like a summer cookout, to large-scale military operations, unforeseen inclement weather can really rain on your parade. The 54th Operations Support Squadron weather flight, however, works hard to ensure base personnel are aware of potential inclement weather and are able to plan accordingly.
  • 2019 Fire Prevention Week

    HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The 49th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in the annual Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, here. Every year, during the week of October 9th, Fire Prevention Week is observed throughout the United States and Canada. The 49th CES firefighters visited schools, hosted competitions, and provided educational materials to raise fire safety awareness.
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