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    President Donald Trump will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to the family of a fallen U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller at a ceremony Aug. 22 for his extraordinary heroism in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan.


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Check out some of the highlights from the #HAFB July 2018 Load Crew Competition! #FlyFightWin
Colonel Joseph Campo assumed command of the 49th Wing from Colonel Houston Cantwell on July 6, 2018. After assuming command Colonel Campo spoke to the Airmen gathered for the ceremony.
Holloman Air Force Base welcomes Col. Joseph L. Campo as the Commander of the 49th Wing. Holloman Air Force Base 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Air Combat Command
Check out the hard work of Airman 1st Class Anthony Montero, one of our fellow Fortyniners serving downrange!
Happy 4th! We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday. In the meantime enjoy some sounds of freedom!
Daniel Salinas from the 49th Wing Safety office has some summertime safety tips to keep in mind.
#MondayMotivation “You have to get up and make the best of it. There’s no point in being down about it.” After approximately a year of doctors’ visits, Col. Paul Brezinski, 49th Medical Group commander, at 37 years old, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. That was only the beginning of his journey. Read Brezinski’s full story from the link below! AFMS-Holloman-49th Medical Group | Air Combat Command | United States Air Force | U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS
2018 Big Give has officially kicked off at #HAFB! Team leaders showed up to receive a summer safety brief and pick up their Big Give t-shirts.
Holloman's dental clinic has a new initiative that will save patients and workers more time, check out the details from the link below! AFMS-Holloman-49th Medical Group | Air Combat Command| United States Air Force
U.S. Navy Identifies Casualty The U.S. Navy announced today the death of a U.S. Navy pilot who was involved in a mishap at Holloman Air Force Base, NM. Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York died June 22nd when the A-29 aircraft he was piloting crashed while on a mission over the Red Rio Bombing Range, part of White Sands Missile Range, north of Holloman. "There's no way to to describe the shock of this loss and the sadness we feel for his family," said Col. Houston Cantwell, commander of Holloman's 49th Wing. "He did pioneering work in aviation that will help shape American air power for years to come. We're thankful to have known him and grateful for his devotion to duty." The cause of the mishap is under investigation. For more information about Lt. Short, contact Cmdr. Doug Gabos, Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve Public Affairs Officer, at 757-322-5652, or doug.gabos@navy.mil. For any additional queries, contact Lt. Col. Robert Carver, 49th Wing Public Affairs Office, Holloman Air Force Base, NM at 575-635-7774, or robert.n.carver1.mil@mail.mil.
An A-29 Super Tucano crashed over the Red Rio Bombing Range at approximately 11:30 a.m. MDT today during a training flight as part of the Air Force's Light Attack Experiment. One aircrew member suffered minor injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital. More information on the second aircrew member will be released when it is available. The crash is currently under investigation, and no cause has been determined at this time. The Red Rio Bombing Range is part of the White Sands Missile Range, a U.S. Army instillation and the Department of Defense's larges, open air test range. Fire and police units from the White Sands Missile Range Directorate of Emergency Services initially responded to the report of the crash. More information will be released when it is available. The ground-based military exercise scheduled for this evening has been canceled.
Aircraft crashes on Red Rio Range The 49th Wing has confirmed a manned aircraft crashed at approximately 11:45 a.m. at Red Rio Bombing Range, 65 miles north of Holloman Air Force Base. The Red Rio Bombing Range is an active Air Force facility that encompasses approximately 196,000 acres on White Sands Missile Range. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident. The condition of the pilots is unknown at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. For additional information, please contact the Holloman Air Force Base Public Affairs Office at 575-572-5406 or 575-572-7381 during regular business hours, or 575-572-7575 after hours. The 49th Wing Pubic Affairs Facebook will also be updated as more information is made available.
Congratulations to the graduates of Airman Leadership Class 18-5. Good luck with your future leadership endeavors.
Thanks to the recent rain over the Lincoln National Forest, fire restrictions on the Smokey Bear and Sacramento Ranger Districts will be lowered to Stage I.
Check out some of the awesome work being put in by some of Holloman's own 49th Munitions Systems Specialists! #HAFB #AirForce #AMMO #ACC Air Combat Command Beale Air Force Base
#MondayMotivation Senior Master Sgt. David Mason, 49th Security Forces logistics and resources superintendent, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement during his deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, from July 2017 to January 2018. With the followership of several units, Mason accomplished 142 key leader engagements, establish daily security requirements and enable delivery of 36 tons of weapons and ammunition to the front lines. Additionally, he increased the defensive capabilities of his facility’s perimeter with several fortification efforts, including: replacing two miles of concertina wire, deploying 96 star barriers and one ground radar system. Congratulations Senior Master Sgt. Mason! For more: http://www.holloman.af.mil/Article-Display/Article/1544767/senior-master-sgt-receives-bronze-star-medal/
The Holloman High-Speed Test Track, operated by the 846th Test Squadron, is one facility that enables test scientists and engineers to meet both of the above criteria. The test track is a 10-mile long, precision-aligned track that provides scientists and engineers a platform from which to conduct their various missions. Tests on the track provide valid data on problems which cannot be solved by other ground test means. Airman Magazine | United States Air Force | Air Combat Command
49th Security Forces #Airmen taught combatives to #AirForce #ROTC Detachment 505 from @NEWMEXICO_STATE University!… https://t.co/xpB5WSWLlI
RT @AETCommand: Enlisted, officer and government employees may now submit their innovative ideas for the 2018 Air Force Spark Tank Competit…
#Airmen from the 311th Fighter Squadron at #HollomanAFB marshal in #F16’s during a TDY held at #Marine Corps Air St… https://t.co/lCtS60bARK
#FortyninerFriday: A1C Anthony Montero, weather forecaster at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, set up & maintained… https://t.co/OOPUgXx6Vd
“Knowing that we are supporting our own has pushed the talented members of #BEARBase so much that they were able to… https://t.co/qg1fD7Cd7D
RT @AETCommand: Check out these photos of equipment from @HollomanAFB arriving at @TeamTyndall! #Airmen from the 49th LRS & 635th Materiel…
The seamless partnership between the 49th LRS & 635th MMG allowed for over 360 tons of supplies to be sent nearly 2… https://t.co/0187EoYmu4
We couldn’t be happier to assist our brothers & sisters at @TeamTyndall! https://t.co/V9jpNUVhYE
The #Airmen of the #49Wing & #BEARBase worked over 7,000 hrs in support of #HurricaneMichael & @TeamTyndall relief… https://t.co/sntifsOJk2
#HollomanAFB’s Middle School had a Science Discovery Night in the school gymnasium. The school had stands from the… https://t.co/wTI03PGZQy
Our #49Wing & #BEARBase #Airmen are standing ready to help @TeamTyndall with whatever they need! https://t.co/wHvqpAAIHh
The #49Wing participated in the 2018 #DayofCaring, Oct. 12 in Almogordo, N.M. and it's surrounding communities. Sev… https://t.co/OqU8A0yihh
That’s a wrap! #HollomanAFB’s #FirePrevention team ended #FirePreventionWeek with a #parade through base housing!… https://t.co/UmT0zQY4J6
The 635th Materiel Maintenance Group is working diligently to send manpower & equipment to @TeamTyndall as they reb… https://t.co/VBrrADWgrx
#HollomanAFB Fire #EmergencyServices held a tour for #Holloman Middle School to teach the youth about what #firemenhttps://t.co/GWDiXag11G
RT @AETCommand: Once again the First Command is representing in this week's Air Force "Week in Photos" - this time twice! Congrats @LukeAF
RT @AETCommand: The Air Force is finalizing details on how it will implement DoD guidance on the retention determinations for non-deployabl…
It’s #FirePreventionWeek! 🔥 Col. Campo, #49Wing CC, signed the #FirePrevention Week proclamation, starting… https://t.co/dPIOk45erF
We can confirm that their Instagram is worth the follow! #FirstCommandFamily https://t.co/7Wd8oRx7OJ