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United States Air Force
750 First Street
Off of Hwy 70 West
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Specific breeds of dogs are banned from base housing. They include Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Rottweilers and breeds determined by the vet as having dominant traits geared towards aggression. Mandatory microchip identification is required for all pets (cats and dogs) residing on base at time of registration or at the next vaccination.
To protect your pet, shipment of pets into the El Paso Airport may be restricted, especially during hot or cold weather extremes. Work closely with your air carrier to avoid disappointment.
The area code for New Mexico is 575.
Winter travel can be hazardous as many areas of New Mexico experience temperatures well below freezing. It is not uncommon in parts of New Mexico to have roadways closed due to winter weather conditions. The New Mexico State Dept of Transportation may be reached at 1-800-432-4269 for weather, related road conditions and for road construction information.
MEMORANDUM FOR ALL NEWCOMERS
FROM: 49 WG/CC
SUBJECT: Welcome to Holloman Air Force Base
1. Congratulations on your assignment to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. This is one of Air Education and Training Command's busiest installations, and will be one of your best assignments. New Mexico is truly a great place to work and play. We enjoy a warm, mild climate and exceptionally close ties with the surrounding communities. You will find the people of New Mexico to be gracious hosts who will make you feel very welcome.
2. Holloman plays a key role in the defense of the United States with operational squadrons flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon, as well as the MQ-1 and MQ-9. The base is also host to a variety of organizations providing scientific and technical support to agencies throughout the Air Force and Department of Defense.
3. Good sponsorship is a very important part of your upcoming move. If you are not contacted by a sponsor, please call the Airman and Family Readiness Center's Relocation Assistance Program team at 575-572-7754 or DSN 312-572-7754. If married, please encourage your spouse to attend Spouse Breakout at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. This is a good time to find out about the numerous opportunities available here.
4. I know you will find Holloman a professionally rewarding tour and a great place to live. Welcome to Team Holloman--we look forward to your arrival.
Specific breeds of dogs are banned from base housing. Mandatory microchip identification is required for all pets (cats and dogs) residing on base at time of registration or at the next vaccination.
Winter travel can be hazardous as many areas of New Mexico experience temperatures well below freezing. The New Mexico State Dept of Transportation may be reached at 1-800-432-4269 for weather, related road conditions and for road construction information.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
The Major Command at Holloman is Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The F-117 Stealth Fighter has been retired and the F-22 Raptor reassigned. The 49th Wing supports national security objectives as directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Wing maintains its rapid mobility capability with the F-16 Fight Falcons.
The history of the 49th is one of distinction. Initially designated the 49th Pursuit Group (Interceptor) in 1940, the unit was among the first to deploy from the United States to the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Redesignated the 49th Fighter Group, the unit played an important role in halting the Japanese advance in the southwest Pacific. During four years of World War II combat, the group was very successful in providing air defense from Australia to the Philippines. On July 15, 1968, the 49th began arriving at Holloman becoming the first dual-based tactical fighter wing. On May 9, 1992, the first four F-117 stealth fighters from Tonopah Test Range, NV, arrived at Holloman. The move of the F-117s was completed July 7, 1992. The F-117 was retired on 22 April 2008 and Holloman received the F-22 Raptor. January 2014 saw the departure of the F-22 Raptors and the arrival of the F-16 Fighting Falcons. In addition to the F-16 Fighting Falcons, Holloman is home to T-38 Talon and the MQ-9 Reapers. For more history visit Holloman AFB's homepage.
Alamogordo's population is approximately 45,000 and ranked one of the best places to live.
Holloman AFB is located about 9 miles west of Alamogordo, New Mexico on Highway 70/82; 90 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 60 miles east of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Holloman is in Otero County. Alamogordo's cost of living ranks even with the national average. Because employment opportunities and wages in Alamogordo may be less than where you currently reside, a big financial impact can be felt by relocating families dependent on a second income.
If driving, Holloman AFB is located on Highway 70, approximately 10 miles west of Alamogordo and is clearly marked. If arriving at the Alamogordo Airport, take Airport Road to Highway 70, turn left (west) and follow the signs to Holloman AFB, approximately 5 miles however, we highly recommend arriving via El Paso International Airport in El Paso, Texas. If arriving by bus, you must travel from Alamogordo west on White Sands Blvd, which turns into Highway 70 and follow the signs to Holloman AFB, approximately 12 miles.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation. ZIA, a commercial bus operation, provide paid transport from designated points on base to predetermined stops in Alamogordo and the surrounding Tularosa Basin area.