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  • Venom 19-01

    In response to Air Force senior leader priorities, Holloman Air Force Base’s 311th Fighter Squadron put their readiness and lethality to the test by deploying to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for dissimilar air combat training with the F-35 Lightning II, April 22 to May 3, 2019.Over 200 personnel, 16 F-16 Vipers and millions of dollars in equipment
  • Viper pilot graduates from 311th FS for the second time

    As the old cliché goes, ‘it’s a small world and it’s an even smaller Air Force.’ This weathered phrase proved true for Maj. David Abel, the 311th Fighter Squadron’s newest instructor pilot.On April 23, 2019, the opening day of exercise Venom 19-01, Abel flew the final sortie of his instructor pilot upgrade training.“It was nerve wracking, it was
  • Holloman Solar Observatory

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a four part series of articles on the solar observatory. Just as local weather flights provide the base command post notifications and alerts of heat stress, thunderstorms, or high winds, the Holloman Air Force Base Solar Observatory has provided Department of Defense agencies similar notifications. Holloman is
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    New Mexico State University’s Cancer Outreach program partnered with the 49th Medical Group during colorectal cancer awareness month, March 7, 2019, in the medical clinic here.NMSU’s Cancer Outreach brought a giant blow-up colon to offer everyone a visual representation of what polyps and lesions look like in a healthy colon and when cancer is
  • Holloman F-16 pilot attends Captain Marvel premiere

    An instructor pilot assigned to the 311th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, was invited to attend Captain Marvel premiere events in Los Angeles, California, March 3-4, 2019.Capt. Danielle “Kazi” Park, who was previously stationed at Nellis AFB, Nevada, flew the star of the film, Brie Larson, as part of a familiarization
  • 49th Wing commander reads to Holloman Elementary children

    Col. Joseph Campo, 49th Wing commander, reads to children at Holloman Elementary School, Feb. 21, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Campo read to the children as he was selected as this month’s ‘mystery reader.’ (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Congressman Pearce takes to the skies of New Mexico

    U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, New Mexico’s 2nd district, came to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, for an orientation flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon, Dec. 16, 2016.
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