54th Fighter Group
The 54th Fighter Group is located at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, but is under operational control of the 56th Fighter Wing commander at Luke AFB. The 54th Fighter Group is comprised of three squadrons, including the 311th Fighter Squadron, 54th Operational Support Squadron and 54th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. The group will eventually expand to include an additional fighter squadron and maintenance squadron. The 54th FG provides an extensive flying hour program that trains an average of 180 students per year, averaging more than 10,800 sorties and 14,600 hours per fiscal year. The group consists of approximately 800 personnel, maintains $2.2 billion in F-16 assets and executes a $144 million operations and maintenance budget to carry out F-16 training.
Luke AFB will be transferring 50 F-16s plus five additional aircraft to Holloman AFB. The first two aircraft departed April 1, 2014, and the transfer will be complete Oct. 1, 2015. Luke will transfer 917 manning positions to Holloman, and 23 additional positions will be created there to support the F-16 training mission.