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The 49th Wing Public Affairs office manages the base's community engagement program. The objective of community engagement is to increase public awareness and understanding of the Air Force and Holloman Air Force Base.
Our goal is to foster positive relations with the surrounding communities. Participation in community events by Air Force personnel is desirable and highly encouraged. However, limitations of time, money and mission requirements may make it impossible to grant all requests. The Community Engagement office can be reached at (575) 572-1824/7381.
Air Force professionals involved in the communities where they live become front-line ambassadors for the Air Force. Through active programs, the Air Force demonstrates it is a community partner and a responsible steward of resources through following programs:
Aircraft Disturbance Program
F-16 Static Displays and Flyovers
Holloman Base Tours
Honorary Commander Program
Public Speaker Program
If you would like to submit a Aircraft Disturbance Complaint, please gather the following information before you call.
- Your name.
- Your address.
- Your city.
- Your state.
- Your zip code.
- Your home/work telephone number.
- Type of complaint. (low level, sonic boom, etc.)
- Date and time of incident.
- Number of aircraft involved.
- Description of aircraft.
- Location. (coordinates if available)
- Was there any property damage?
Once completed, you may email us at 49WG.PAOffice@us.af.mil, click on Contact Us or give us a call at (575) 572-1824/7381 to submit your Aircraft Disturbance Comment to our Community Engagement department.
The 49th Wing offers organized group tours to educate people about the U.S. Air Force and Holloman Air Force Base and its missions. While we try to accommodate specific requests to visit a particular unit or learn about a specific mission, please understand that our mission must come first. Tours are only provided to organized groups such as civic organizations, schools, businesses, and reunion groups. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate individuals or non-organized groups.
Certain conditions and restrictions apply to all base tours. Tour groups must meet the following requirements:
Tours are limited to a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 40 (or the passenger capability of one bus). An optimum group size of 20-25 will allow for more interaction with the Holloman experts thus giving the visitors the most rewarding experience.
The Public Affairs Office will arrange for transportation using one government vehicle with Public Affairs escort. Requests to use multiple vehicles cannot be accommodated.
Tours are only offered on weekdays, not including Federal holidays. Tours will not exceed six hours to include a lunch break, if requested. Optimum tour length is three to four hours to provide visitors the most rewarding and comfortable experience.
Because meal options on base are limited, it is recommended that group tours take advantage of the vast variety of eateries a short 15-minute drive from Holloman. However, should the group's schedule dictate they take a meal on base, the meal options on base include Oasis Pizzeria, Club Holloman, Bowling Alley, McDonalds, Popeyes and the Base Exchange Food Court. For more information about on-base restaurants go to http://www.hollomanfss.com.
Modified tours may be granted to those with limited mobility; however, this must be stated on the request form. If not stated, it is assumed that walking and stair climbing is not an issue. Tour participants should expect periods of standing and a moderate amount of walking.
(Individuals requesting base access must consent to a background check for security purposes).
The following information is needed for each person older than 16 years old and visitors must be U.S. citizens (for entry of non-U.S. citizens, please call the Public Affairs Office):
SPECIAL NEEDS: Does anyone in your group use special medical equipment, like a wheelchair, a walker, a portable oxygen device, have a service animal, or have any other special needs? If so, modified tours may be granted to those with limited mobility; however, this must be stated on the request form. If not stated, it is assumed that walking and stair climbing is not an issue.
You MUST bring and present the same valid photo ID.
To request a base tour, Tour Request Form must be completed and e-mailed to Public Affairs 30 days prior to the event date. If your organization has any questions, please give us a call.
Holloman is home to multiple types of aircraft. However, our flyovers and static displays are limited to just the F-16 Viper.
The Honorary Commander program was developed to create one-on-one opportunities to educate key community members about the missions of the U.S. Air Force and Holloman Air Force Base. The program provides a unique opportunity for community members to shadow Holloman leaders to encourage an exchange of ideas, share experiences and foster a supportive relationship with the community.
Team Holloman is proud to link our local community partners with our base commanders.
To find out more about Holloman AFB's honorary commanders, please contact the Community Engagement division at (575) 572-1824/7381.