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  • Ringing in tradition, innovating airpower

    The 491st Attack Squadron, “the Ringers,” honored its first incoming commander, Lt. Col. Randall Noel, in a squadron activation and assumption of command ceremony, May 8, 2019, on Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, New York.
  • Chiefs Choice Award January 2019

    Holloman’s Chiefs Group has a monthly recognition program titled Chief’s Choice Award. Every month a chief has the honor of choosing a deserving Airman for an outstanding act or for continuous outstanding performance.
  • Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: The final salute

    The Air Force held the MQ-1 Predator’s official retirement ceremony with Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Remotely Piloted Aircraft enterprise leaders, and MQ-1 alumni March 9, 2018, at Creech. The MQ-1 ceremony included the final local flight by the Airmen of the 489th Attack Squadron and the last combat line flown by the 15th Expeditionary Attack Squadron in an undisclosed area of responsibility.
  • RPA CCs sign Reaper Armistice Agreement

    The 16th Training Squadron commander, describes the Reaper Armistice Agreement to Airmen from the 6th, 29th, and 9th Attack Squadrons before the commanders of those squadrons sign the document. The Reaper Armistice Agreement is an esprit de corps arrangement between the three squadrons that marks the neutral time when the capture of non-mission
  • Indonesian Air Force visits Holloman

       Members of the Indonesian Air Force visited Holloman Air Force Base on March 15, 2017 to learn about MQ-9 operations and Holloman’s remotely piloted aircraft enterprise. The members were shuttled to various locations on base, including the Operations Group, the MQ-9 Flight Training Unit and the 16th Training Squadron here. The tour began with a
  • AF prepares for all MQ-9 force

    For the past 21 years the Air Force has flown the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator in combat, and for the last 10, the MQ-9 Reaper. Combined with a skilled aircrew, these aircraft provide consistent support in daily engagements making an impact downrange. While the MQ-1 has provided many years of service, the time has come for the Air Force to fly the more capable MQ-9 exclusively, and retire the MQ-1 in early 2018 to keep up with the continuously evolving battlespace environment.
  • No ground power, no air power

    He sits crouched, with the sleeves of his sand shirt rolled just beneath each elbow and a screwdriver in hand. A pair of yellow-lensed glasses are perched atop the bridge of his nose, protecting his concentrated gaze. With each rotation of his wrist, the screwdriver turns, its bright orange handle a stark contrast to the white of his skin.
  • AF selects Shaw AFB as the preferred location to host a new RPA unit

    The Air Force has selected Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper group, including mission control elements.
  • 49th AMXS Airmen increase RPA missions

    Airmen from the 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron came together to install a new Ground Data Terminal here on Nov. 8, 2016.
  • Open box at an open house

    Over 50,000 people visited the Kirtland AFB Open House on June 4 and 5. Holloman Airmen had the opportunity to display an MQ-1 Predator and answer questions visitors had about RPAs and their mission at Holloman.
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