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  • 49th EMS switch from mechanical to electrical fuzes on the MK82

    Crew members from the 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron built a live Mark 82 bomb using the M904 and M905 mechanical fuzes, the last of which are slated to phase out at the end of the year.The M904s and M905s have been in use since the 1970s and are vital to the MK-82 bomb.

  • 49th EMS Crash Recovery keeps Holloman’s mission on track

    One of the 49th Wing’s primary goals is to ensure the continual development of both F-16 Viper and MQ-9 Reaper aircrew. To keep Holloman’s student pilots training to become combat aviators for the U.S. Air Force, the 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crash damaged disabled aircraft team is always

  • 49th EMS sheet metals shop keeps Holloman’s F-16s mission ready

    Whether it's giving them new paint jobs or providing outlying repairs and inspections, the 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron structural maintenance flight, or sheet metal, ensures that Holloman’s F-16 Vipers are structurally sound and mission ready.

  • 49th EMS conducts first ever depot-level repair on Holloman F-16s

    For the first time at Holloman, Airmen from the 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron performed F-16 Viper depot-level repairs, and maintenance which included the overhaul, upgrading, rebuilding, retesting of weapon systems, parts, components, and other key parts of the aircraft.

  • 49th EMS brings the firepower to Holloman

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Evan Stock, 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions inspector, installs bomb lugs on a 5,000-pound penetrator bomb at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, May 18, 2023. 49th EMS personnel are responsible for the maintenance and safeguarding of ammo from Holloman and

  • Holloman AGE flight brings power to the flightline

    The 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment flight is responsible for providing electricity and heat to the flightline at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, March 21, 2023.

  • 49th EMS NDI Airmen aim to detect aircraft structure problems

    The nondestructive inspection, or NDI, program was established in the Air Force in 1958 with the mission of providing safe, serviceable, and ready air and space equipment. Here at Holloman, the 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron continues to improve the quality control for our aircraft.