Holloman Air Force Base
About the base
Holloman AFB is situated in New Mexico's Tularosa Basin, amid the Sacramento and San Andres mountain ranges. Located six miles (10 km) southwest of Alamogordo’s central business district, Holloman Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base and census-designated area in Otero County, New Mexico. The base was named after a pioneer in guided missile research: Col. George V. Holloman.
Holloman happens to have to the world's longest and fastest test track. At 50,188 feet long, and approaching 10,000 feet per second, Holloman’s test track is a sight to lay eyes on.
The host wing at Holloman Air Force Base, the 49th wing, supports national security objectives by distributing internationally to back peacetime and wartime possibilities. The wing supplies combat-ready airmen and prepares MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper pilots, sensor operators, and F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots. On top of that, the 49th wing delivers Air Transportable Clinics and Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources, all the while providing support to more than 17,000 military and civilian personnel. The 49th wing’s history of service spans from assistance in World War II to Korea to Southeast Asia to Southwest Asia to NATO-led Operation Allied Force.
The operational squadron in the 49th Operations Group is the 7th Fighter Squadron (F-22A).
The 49th base hosts a middle school and a primary school. The middle school is named after the base and houses 6th through 8th graders. The middle school’s mascot is the falcon, consequently.
The Holloman Air Force Base supports approximately 21,000 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, retirees, Department of Defense civilians, and everyone’s family members.
Holloman Air Force Base receives around 9 inches of rain per year. Snowfall in Holloman reaches about 3 inches, annually. There are approximately 292 sunny days per year in the Holloman Air Force Base. The July high reaches about 97 degrees, while January low is around 22, yearly.