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  • 8th Fighter Squadron unveils new flagship honoring F-117 Nighthawk

    The 8th Fighter Squadron collaborated with Hill Air Force Base, Utah to paint their F-16 Viper flagship a sleek matte black in honor of the F-117 Nighthawk.Traditional heritage and squadron paint schemes reflect the combat lineage of their respective units that honor and celebrate the history and

  • 49th Wing command chief rides in Holloman F-16 for the first time

    Airmen from the 311th Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform an engine check at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Aug. 15, 2023. Familiarization flights are used to educate non-flyers and demonstrate how routine flying missions are conducted at the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st

  • Holloman Airman named Air Force Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year

    The 49th Wing is responsible for training almost half of all F-16 Viper pilots in the U.S. Air Force and producing approximately 25% of all fighter pilots in the entire U.S. Air Force. Team Holloman’s very own U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Saunders of the 8th Fighter Squadron, was named the 2021 Air

  • Bone marrow transplants: A second chance at life

    I had just turned 18, I decided to spend the weekend at my best friend’s house to celebrate. I was a couple months away from graduating high school and then getting on a plane to head off to Air Force Basic Training. I spent most of my childhood dreaming of the Air Force, following in my dad’s

  • 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

  • Laissez les bon temps rouler

    Holloman’s 8th FS deployed on a temporary duty assignment to NAS JRB New Orleans and participated in a training exercise March 29 to April 12, 2019.