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49th Operations Group

1st German Air Force Building, Holloman Air Force Base


Members of the 7th Fighter Squadron participated in the first 49th Wing air engagement, downing five enemy aircraft March 14, 1942.

49th Operations Group

The 49th Operations Group supports national security objectives, as directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, by utilizing the Air Force’s F-22A Stealth Fighter aircraft and in training U.S. Air Force and allied aircrews in MQ-1 and MQ-9 transition and instructor courses. All aircraft use the tail code of HO.

7th Fighter Squadron
Operating the F-22A Raptor aircraft, the 7 FS “Screamin’ Demons” maintain combat readiness to deploy worldwide in accordance with Secretary of Defense tasking. The Demons provide unsurpassed air dominance in the world’s most dangerous threat arenas.

16th Training Squadron

USAF’s only training squadron responsible for providing administrative and instructional support to MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Formal Training Units (FTU). 16TRS manages, equips, and provides academic and simulator training to students participating in Predator/Reaper syllabus courses, oversees contracts related to academic and simulator instruction and maintenance, and provides subject matter expertise to assist with training development.

6th Reconnaissance Squadron

USAF’s only dedicated MQ-1 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Formal Training Unit, conducting flying qualification and upgrade training for MQ-1 Predator aircrew. The 6RS Hawks train U.S. Air Force Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard as well as allied aircrew to globally employ the MQ-1 and AGM-114 Hellfire missile for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Strike Control, and Close Air Support. Hawks maintain crew mission ready status for operational support requirements.

29th Attack Squadron

USAF’s only dedicated MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Formal Training Unit, conducting flying qualification and upgrade training for MQ-9 Reaper aircrew. The 29ATKS Ghost Warriors train U.S. Air Force Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard as well as allied aircrew to globally employ the MQ-9, GBU-12, and AGM-114 Hellfire missile for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Strike Control, and Close Air Support. Warriors maintain crew mission ready status for operational support requirements.

49th Operations Support Squadron

The 49th Operations Support Squadron is made up of seven flights – Weather, Aircrew Flight Equipment, Airfield Operations, White Sands Radar, Intelligence, Current Operations, Weapons and Tactics. These flights support the Wing, tenant units and Army’s White Sands Missile Range.

  • The Weather Flight provides operational observing, forecasting and staff weather support. They provide 26 specific types of weather warnings and advisories to 60 base agencies to ensure proper resource protection and flight safety of base assets worth over $7 billion. Tailored weather support is provided for 80 Holloman aircraft operating in training areas covering over 60,000 square miles.
  • The Aircrew Flight Equipment Flight provides operational aircrews with reliable life support equipment and comprehensive training to enhance the safe and successful completion of worldwide missions. This flight also trains pilots on survival, evasion, resistance, escape tactics, techniques and procedures.
  • The Airfield Operations Flight provides air traffic control and airfield management services for local and transient aircrews out to five nautical miles and up to 2500 feet above the surface, as well as manages 21 miles of runways, taxiways and aircraft aprons.
  • The White Sands Radar Flight provides approach and range airspace control for White Sands Missile Range and McGregor Range – airspace comprising over 30 percent of the state of New Mexico.
  • The Intelligence Flight provides aircrew training, current intelligence and special-topic briefings, targeting and digital imagery support and electronic order-of-battle analysis.
  • The Current Operations Flight includes three primary areas of responsibility: Scheduling, Airspace and Ranges and Flight Records. Scheduling develops, coordinates, and monitors flying programs for three Wing squadrons and two tenant groups generating over 21,000 sorties per year, coordinating in-flight refueling, range airspace and specific flying windows to aid in student training. Airspace and Ranges maintain 30 different special-use airspaces, including air to ground ranges, supersonic airspace, military low-level training routes, air-refueling tracks and military operating areas. The Flight Records section maintains aircrew records and tracks pilot flying training and flight pay.
  • The Weapons and Tactics Flight supervises Wing mission planning cell activities and F-22A mission planning hardware/software upgrades, develops employment tactics and manages all munitions used to train aircrews. Along with preparing products for peacetime and combat missions, this flight is also charged with verifying all F-22A pilots are prepared to conduct worldwide combat missions. This verification process is the last hurdle in the F-22A pilot’s mission qualification training. Weapons and Tactics also develop, maintain and teach weapon system tactics and academics for all F-22A squadrons in the 49th Operations Group.

Det 2, ACC Training Support Squadron

Det 2 is a detachment of the ACC Training Support Squadron, Langley AFB VA. It is the ACC focal point for formal operations training development issues regarding the MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, and QF-4 weapon systems, and is responsible for all syllabi development for these weapon systems.

49th Maintenance Group

The 49th Maintenance Group generates and sustains aircraft in a safe, compliant, and disciplined manner to produce combat-ready aircrews and successfully execute HHQ taskings. 

49th Maintenance Squadron
The 49th Maintenance Squadron provides safe, reliable and timely repair of on- and off-equipment systems for all assigned F-22A, MQ-1, MQ-9 and T-38 aircraft. Employs over 560 personnel in 17 different Air Force Specialty Codes. Performs F-22 low observable maintenance, repairs aerospace ground equipment and fixes propulsion, egress and fuels systems. Calibrates precision measurements equipment for the 49th Wing plus customers commandwide and manages munitions stockpiles. Supports the 96th Test Group, German Air Force, and various tenants. Manages equipment and facilities valued at over $3 billion. 

49th Maintenance Operations Squadron
The 49th Maintenance Operations Squadron is directly responsible for oversight of 49th Maintenance Group daily production, flying support and scheduled maintenance actions for assigned MQ-1, MQ-9 and F-22 aircraft, and administers safety, environmental, security, physical fitness program and deployment management programs for the 49 MXG. The squadron also directs, provides or coordinates all qualification, upgrade, on-the-job and ancillary training for 600+ assigned enlisted & officer personnel across the 49 MXG. The squadron conducts armament load training and certification for Remotely Piloted Aircraft and fighter aircraft weapons load crews, and supports munitions saving of all transient aircraft. Additionally, the squadron provides quality assurance oversight of all group maintenance functions, and inspection support for squadron, group, and wing activities, and supports on-aircraft technical support through Air Force Engineering and Technical Services personnel. The squadron also provides administrative support for all maintenance contractor personnel in support of the F-22, MQ-1, MQ-9 and T-38 programs. The 49 MOS comprises 127 military/civilian personnel in 18 different career fields, and manages over $4.02 billion in aircraft and equipment, encompassing 113 facilities, 119 vehicles and 55 deployable Unit Type Code packages. 

49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
The 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintains combat-ready F-22A Raptors in support of the 7th Fighter Squadron. They generate over 8,500 sorties annually through two separate flying-hour programs and employs over 350 personnel in 10 different Air Force Specialty Codes, expending over 900,000 maintenance man-hours in flying support. They also manage facilities in excess of $99 million and budget and resources in excess of $58 billion. 

849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
The 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides Predator MQ-1B and Reaper MQ-9 aircraft and ground control station maintenance in support of Formal Training Unit operations for the 6th Reconnaissance Squadron, the 29th Attack Squadron, and the 9th Attack Squadron. In addition, the squadron provides maintenance personnel charged with launch and recovery functions at forward locations in support of worldwide expeditionary operations. With 340 personnel assigned, the squadron maintains a mixture of 21 MQ-1B and MQ-9 aircraft, 11 Ground Control Stations and associated equipment and facilities.

49th Mission Support Group

49th Logistics Readiness Squadron 
The 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron provides comprehensive logistics support to include Deployment/Distribution Management, Fuels Management, Materiel Management, and Vehicle Management functions sustaining the 49 WG and 26 associate units. LRS also executes deployment command & control of Holloman’s F-22A/MQ-1/MQ-9 fleet and 2,600+ Unit Type Codes. Additionally, LRS manages a $381M supply account, a 974-vehicle fleet, 4,800 mobility bags, 2,800 weapons and $31M in fuel transactions annually. 

49th Communications Squadron
The 49th Communications Squadron delivers information superiority through superior combat-ready communications and airfield systems and services to support the F-22A, MQ-1, MQ-9, JCS taskings and German Air Force pilot training for worldwide war-fighting missions. The squadron consists of three flights, each with distinct functions that when combined provide Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence (C4I) and Communications-Electronics (C-E) services to the 49th Wing and Team Holloman. 

The Operations Flight consists of the Network Control Center, Base Telephone Operations, Knowledge Operations, Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems (ATCALS) Maintenance, Transmission systems and Solar Telescope Maintenance. The NCC is the communications focal point for the basewide secure and non-secure enterprise network infrastructure support and services, valued at over $45 million. Records Management processes Freedom of Information Act requests and provides expertise on documentation filing. Government- delivery official mail is handled and disseminated by the BITC. Publications and Forms Management is the base focal point for all 49th Wing publications and forms requirements. 

The Plans and Resources Flight consists of the Cyber Surety office, Quality Assurance, Resource Management, Plans and Implementation, and Force Development. In order to achieve its goals, this flight delivers seamless, integrated communications and information systems solutions to the 49th Wing and Team Holloman from design to implementation, while allocating unit and wing resources to chart the course for the long-term communications infrastructure road map for Holloman. Cyber Surety is responsible for the basewide COMSEC program and responds to COMSEC or computer security inquiries. Additionally, the flight assists the commander in managing the 49th Wing’s information management personnel, assignment rotation and workgroup management training. The goal is defending the Enterprise network through state-of-the-art Information Superiority while delivering flawless secure and nonsecure connectivity to the war fighters. 

The Special Missions Flight is responsible for management and maintenance of land mobile radios and the communications support of remotely piloted aircraft. This flight also has the unique maintenance function of maintaining the specialized C4I equipment used in assisting NASA missions. 

49th Contracting Squadron
49 CONS provides contracting support for the F-22A Raptor, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, 26 associate units, and German Air Force (GAF) Flying Training Center. 

49 CONS provides more than 45,000 contract support actions totaling over $65 million each year to acquire required items and services. The squadron manages all contracting activities, ranging from issuing solicitations, awarding contracts and administering on-going efforts for commodities, services, construction, aircraft maintenance, repairs and competitive sourcing. The squadron is continuously engaged in supporting and/or preparing for contracting in contingency and wartime environments. Additionally, 49 CONS manages the wing small business program and the Government Purchase Card program. The squadron works closely with federal, state and local economic development agencies, small business advocates and Chambers of Commerce to explain, teach and advocate government procurement. 

49th Security Forces Squadron
The 49th Security Forces Squadron (49 SFS) provides law enforcement, security, base defense, and force protection operations for the 49th Wing. The unit also provides early detection, delay and denial operations for the F-22A Raptor, MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft, the 4th Space Control Squadron developmental assets and other associate/tenant unit resources. The squadron is considered a mediumsized unit with over 255 military, civilian, and contract personnel assigned. The unit secures a 17,000 military and civilian installation populace and property valued in excess of 7.3 billion dollars and is directly responsible for securing a 59,000 acre installation which contains Air Combat Command’s most diverse airfield. Ultimately, the 49 SFS is committed to and focused on defending the force 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

The squadron is divided into five S-branches: S1 Command Section, S2 Intelligence Section, S3 Operations and Training Section, S4 Logistics Section, and the S5 Plans and Programs Section. The S1 Command Section provides leadership, guidance and supervision to assigned personnel. In addition, S1 provides administrative oversight to assigned members to include Personnel Information files, Enlisted/Office Performance Reports, personnel accountability for leave, TDY, deployments, and training. The S2 Intelligence and Investigations Section handles force protection intelligence antiterrorism matters, and in-depth criminal investigations. 

The S3 section is responsible for the security for transient and assigned installation aircraft, flightline operations, and oversees the installation’s confinement facility. The Military Working Dog section provides federal, state, and local agencies with narcotic and explosive detection dog support. 

Additionally, S3 provides security manning for a satellite communications facility and National Aeronautical Space Agency Space Shuttle contingency operations. Finally, the office of the Provost Marshall and Police Services section manages and supervises all law enforcement activities and programs in support of the wing mission. 

The S4 Operations Section instructs security forces and wing personnel on a variety of areas, to include the wing’s READY Augmentee training program. S4 personnel manage the combat arms training and maintenance range complex. The combat arms training section provides small arms training for personnel throughout the installation. The S4 Logistics Section deploys and equips personnel in support of contingency operations and air base defense wartime missions throughout the globe in support of Department of Defense objectives. 

The S5 Plans and Programs Branch provides four major services to Holloman Air Force Base. The Welcome Center efficiently processes civilians, contractors, and installation visitors alike. The Reports and Analysis section provides information on incident reports to affected units and personnel and manages the barment and revocation programs for the installation. The Installation Security Staff provides physical security, resource protection, and electronic security support to ensure protection level assets are provided the highest degree of protection for installation resources. 

49th Civil Engineer Squadron
Civil engineers provide and maintain all Holloman facilities and utility systems. This includes 500 industrial buildings, three runways, 203 miles of roads and over 61,000 acres of land. The squadron is composed of seven flights: operations, fire protection, programs, readiness, asset management, resources and explosive ordnance disposal. 

The Operations Flight performs maintenance and repairs on the base, while the Fire Protection Flight provides fire protection and crash rescue services. Programs designs and monitors contracts for major repairs and new facilities. The Readiness Flight ensures civil engineer forces are prepared for short-notice deployment and contingency operations. In addition, the Readiness Flight conducts Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Warfare and Conventional Defense training for Holloman Air Force Base personnel. 

The asset management flight manages 700 dormitory spaces and ensures base compliance with all environmental laws. They also rectify past environmental damage and review construction projects and mission activities to make sure all Air Force actions protect our health and the environment. Environmental protocols include air emissions, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, water quality, environmental noise, natural cultural resources, solid waste management, pesticides, petroleum, oil and lubricants and pollution prevention. The Resources Flight manages and accounts for all personnel and funds and provides computer support for the squadron. 

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight is responsible for protecting personnel and property against explosive threats and disposing of hazardous explosive ordnance. The EOD Flight supports all Holloman aircraft, its four bombing and gunnery ranges (Centennial, Red Rio, Oscura and MacGregor) and the High Speed Test Track. 

49th Force Support Squadron
The 49th Force Support Squadron is a cohesive team of professionals that meets the installation’s daily manpower and human resource requirements while providing morale, welfare and recreation activities for over 18,000 active duty, dependents and retirees. Our Mission is to provide this combat support and community service by delivering mission-sustaining quality of life services. Our Vision is to be leaders in innovation, continuously seeking to improve quality of life by providing programs and services Airmen want and need while being a model of efficiency and resource stewardship. We serve the Air Force community through excellence in core competencies, focused innovation, and systematic delivery of products and services to meet constantly changing needs. The squadron operates five flights: Airman and Family Services, Force Development, Manpower and Personnel, Sustainment Services and Community Services. 

Airman and Family Services Flight
The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) provides active duty members, retirees, DoD civilians and their families a wide range of services: Personal and Family Readiness; Relocation Assistance, Information and Referral Assistance; Air Force Aid; Employment Assistance; Personal and Financial Readiness Services; Military Child Education Assistance; Transition Assistance; Air Force Wounded Warrior Assistance; Volunteer Resources; Personal and Family Life Education Services; and Casualty Assistance. It’s a support base for families when the sponsor is away. The center is staffed by dedicated professionals and volunteers. The center also offers workshops, classes and seminars in the areas of communication, transition assistance, time management, job seeking skills and Seven Habits of Highly Effective Military Families. Co-located with the A&FRC are Family Services and the Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program. For more information, call (575) 572-7754. 

Youth Programs
The School Age Program provides year-round before and after school time programs that include programs in sports, social, cultural, recreational and outdoor activities for ages 5 to 12. The School Age staff supervises activities. Parents and other members of the base community are encouraged to serve as volunteers. The Youth and Teen Center membership entitles youth to participate in scheduled programs including dances, contests, roller-skating trips, field trips, teen and pre-teen councils and tournaments Members are also entitled to reduced fees for sports programs. For more information, call (575) 572-3753/1136. 

Child Development Center
The Child Development Centers, located in Buildings 650, 782 and 790, offers an extensive early childhood development program for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are served daily. All food meets the U.S. Department of Agriculture child care food program nutritional requirements. There is also a part day enrichment program from August through May for children ages 3 to 5 years. For more information call the enrichment program staff at (575) 572-5286. A copy of the parents’ current LES/pay statement and the child’s immunization records are required before children can enter any child development program. Call (575) 572-7505 for more information. 

Family Child Care Program
The Family Child Care program provides full-time, part-time and hourly childcare, as well as providing services to meet parents’ special child care needs (weekend, evening, 24-hour care). FCC staff licenses, trains and monitors the childcare providers who are approved by the 49th Mission Support Group Commander to offer child care services in their homes. Licensed FCC providers offer a “home away from home” for children 2 weeks to 12 years of age, with no more than six children in care at any time, no more than two under 2 years old. FCC providers are licensed as Provisional, Standard, Developmental or Accredited depending on their level of experience, training and qualifications. 

The FCC program supports the Extended Duty Child Care Program and Child Care for Volunteers Program. The FCC program also supports the Extended Child Care Program, which includes Returning Home Care, Child Care for Volunteers and Child Care for PCS Programs, and sponsors the Child and Adult Care Food Program. For more information, call (575) 572-5848. 

Force Development Flight
The Education & Training Services Center offers a variety of educational & training services to Team Holloman members. The center is the focal point for all military and civilian training and has a broad academic offering for adults interested in furthering their education. General Educational Development (GED) review and adult classes in English, math, typing, English as a second Language and citizenship are available through the Adult Basic Education program at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo. College courses are available on base in a variety of academic disciplines. These programs may lead to an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Resident colleges and universities offering in-classroom academic courses are: New Mexico State University (Alamogordo and Las Cruces), Central Texas College, Park University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. All active duty military members are eligible for Air Force tuition assistance. Other financial aid is available through the Veterans Administration and Pell Grants. The center provides a full range of educational counseling services and operates a National Testing Center operated by Coastline Community College for the administration of college credit exams (CLEP and DANTES). Other testing opportunities are available such as proctored testing, CDC, PME, and Defense Language testing. Spouses and adult family members are welcome. For more information, call (575) 572-3971. 

Ahrens Memorial Library
Ahrens Memorial Library in the Learning Center, Building 224, offers over 40,000 books, periodicals and audio books to support the training, reference, education and recreational needs of the Holloman community. Over 160,000 electronic books are available through netLibrary. The library circulates music CDs by many top recording artists. The library also has a collection of over 6,000 DVDs and video-cassettes to meet everyone’s educational and recreational needs. Story hour for preschool age children is offered weekly, September through May. Computer labs offer 22 computers with Internet access for all research requirements. The library also features Ebsco- Host databases, periodical abstracts and general periodicals on a web-based server to help with research projects. For more information, call (575) 572-3939. 

Professional Development Center
The Professional Development Center offers four levels of enlisted professional enhancement. The First Term Airman’s Course (FTAC) is a mandatory course designed to expeditiously transition first duty station airmen into the operational Air Force mission. All first duty station airmen will be assigned a class date during Holloman In-Processing. The Airman Professional Enhancement Course is for airmen in the ranks of A1C-SrA and is designed to bridge the gap between FTAC and Airman Leadership School. The NCO Professional Enhancement Course is designed for Airmen transitioning from the ranks of SSgt-TSgt who have not attended PME within 36 months and the SNCO Professional Enhancement Course must be attended by all Airmen recently selected for Master Sergeant. The PDC also offers John Maxwell’s Developing the Leader Within You and 360 degree Leader DVD curriculum seminar. The Career Assistance Advisor is located in the PDC to assist enlisted personnel for retraining, special duty or career advice. The PDC is located in Building 451. For more information call the staff at the PDC at (575) 572-7975/7969/5512. 

Holloman Airman Leadership School
The Holloman Airman Leadership School is the first level of Professional Military Education for enlisted members. The school is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges as an affiliate of the Community College of the Air Force. Highly qualified Senior Airmen and all Staff Sergeant Selects compete for the much coveted slots and are selected for attendance by unit leadership. 

Manpower and Personnel Flight
Military Personnel Section handles all personnel issues pertaining to activeduty, reserve and retired service members and their dependents. Included in the military personnel areas of responsibility are: assignments, awards, casualty assistance, decorations, deployment processing, leave program, military and family member ID cards, promotions, reenlistments, retirements and separations. 

Civilian Personnel provides advice and assistance to commanders and supervisors on federal personnel rules, regulations and procedures concerning Department of the Air Force and Department of Defense employees. Advice and assistance centers around the following areas: recruitment, training, labor relations, compensation and conduct/discipline. The Manpower/Organization Office assists functional managers to improve productivity through on-site observations, manpower and organizational services, and consultant service studies which adds to the effective and efficient use of Air Force manpower resources. The office is also responsible for the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness (IDEA) Program and the wing’s productivity programs such as Fast Payback Capitol Investment Program (FASCAP) and Productivity Investment Fund (PIF). The staff also educates, trains, and advises base level leaders on a variety of manpower resource fundamentals and issues. 

Sustainment Services Flight
Shifting Sands Dining Facility is conveniently located directly to the east of the dormitories and north of the Base Education Center. It serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight meal, as well as carry-out service for all meals. The Shifting Sands also offers a bakery and flight kitchen for our Aircrews. For more information, call (575) 572-5859. Fitness and Sports Center, considered

by many as the crown jewel of Holloman, is a state-of-the-art facility, and three-time “5-Star” facility. It offers base personnel a wide range of fitness opportunities to include one of the best weight training, cardiovascular training facilities and indoor pools in the in the Air Force. Equipment includes free and circuit weights, treadmills, bicycles, stair climbers, a rotating climbing wall and much more. Additionally we offer softball fields, turf football field, outdoor track, tennis courts with programming to match. For more information, call (575) 572-3229. 

The Holloman Inn offers 241 rooms for PCS, TDY and Space-A travelers ranging from single rooms to one large business suite. There are 49 TLF rooms, 19 of which are pet friendly rooms. Call (575) 572-3311 for reservations, rates or additional information. 

Community Services Flight
Raptor’s Nest
The Officers’ Club is open for an all ranks lunch Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The club provides a pleasant atmosphere for any special occasion. The 49er Lounge, open Friday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., is the place to gather for fun, entertainment and a game of crud. The club also offers meeting rooms and on and off-site catering for weddings, birthdays and special functions of all kinds and features a barbershop. For additional information, or to make reservations, call (575) 572-3611. 

Desert Sands Club
The Enlisted Club features a Sports Café, special function ballroom and barbershop. It is a full service sports-themed casual dining and “entertainment” facility. The sports café offers a variety of menu items from starters, salads and soups to burgers, pasta, sandwiches and desserts. Meeting rooms are available, as well as on- and off-site catering for weddings, birthdays and special functions. Membership is open to all enlisted ranks along with contractors and civilians working on Holloman AFB. For more information, call (575) 572-3226. 

Skills Development Center
Hobbyists can find state-of-the-art equipment and tools to work on ceramics, pottery, watercolors, painting, stained glass, wood burning, wood carving, stoneware pottery and much more. Beginning and advanced woodworkers can use hand and power tools for almost any project at the wood hobby shop. Classes for beginners and advanced enthusiasts are scheduled regularly for the wood, ceramic and frame shops. The Skills Center also provides engraving and embroidery services. Call (575) 572-3760 for additional information. 

Aero Club
The Holloman Aero Club is an FAArecognized, Part-141-certified training school. The club offers several classes throughout the year. Ratings are available for everything from private pilot to airline transport pilot. The club is open seven days a week. Aircraft are available for rental. For more information, call (575) 572-3752. 

Outdoor Recreation Equipment Checkout
Outdoor Recreation’s equipment checkout offers a variety of equipment for rent. Sporting goods include softball equipment, horseshoe games, footballs, basketballs, snow boots and skis, boots and poles and bicycles. Recreational and camping rentals feature camping trailers, tents, canoes, sleeping bags, camping stoves, lanterns, heaters, ice chests and water jugs. Picnic and party supplies include a Jupiter Jump, Boxing Arena and Jousting Arena. A portable dunking booth, portable grills, canopies, tables and chairs can be rented. Some other items available are steam cleaners, buffers, self-help tools, lawn mowers, weed eaters, edgers and Pig Roasters for family BBQs. Call (575) 572-7328 for more information. 

Outdoor Adventure Program
The Outdoor Adventure Program offers high adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, camping and snow skiing. Additionally, Outdoor Recreation organizes trips and tours to such destinations as Ruidoso Downs; Apache Casino; the Grand Canyon and other recreational areas of interest. Call (575) 572-1051/0075 for more information. 

Auto Skills Development Center
Holloman’s Auto Skills Development Center, located adjacent to the Skills Development Center, is one of the finest such facilities in the Air Force. The center’s staff is available to supervise auto repair, give advice and issue hand tools and equipment. The center also retail store for outdoor supplies. For more information, call (575) 572-5369. 

Fam Camp
Holloman features a Fam Camp with full hook-up for 24 camper vehicles, available on a space available basis. Members arriving PCS at Holloman can stay in Fam Camp for up to 30 days. Just ask the guard at the main gate for directions and set up and check in at the Fam Camp with the Fam Camp host. Later, the Housing Referral Office or Family Housing Office staff will help you secure a permanent residence. For more information call (575) 572-5369. 

Flying ‘H’ Equestrian Facility
The Flying ‘H’ Equestrian Facility, on the north side of Holloman, is open to all active duty and retired personnel, their families and civilian employees. This facility has a 40-stall capacity, show arena, practice arena, jumping arena, exercise pen, training round pen, quarantine stalls and hot walker. For more information, call (575) 572-5369. 

Apache Sports Range
The Apache Sports Range is open to all active duty and retired military personnel, their families and civilian employees. Facilities include skeet and trap range, sporting clay, rifle and pistol ranges, paintball, 3-D archery and American archery ranges, snack bar and retail sales store. Call (575) 572-7398/5369 for additional information. 

Swimming Pool
Holloman has one outdoor swimming pool. It has a slide, two diving boards, water park and wading pool for children. The pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day and is available to active duty and retired personnel, their families and civilian employees. Patrons may enjoy recreational swimming and take swimming lessons. Pool parties are also available. For more information, call (575) 572-5369. 

Recreational Vehicle Storage Facility
Outdoor Recreation provides a secured outdoor storage area for recreational vehicle, trailers, boats and cars of all sizes. Call (575) 572-3417 for more information. 

Desert Lanes Bowling Center
Holloman has a modern, 24-lane Brunswick bowling center equipped with computerized scoring machines and cosmic bowling. All lanes are ABC, WIBD and AJBD-sanctioned. The center features league play throughout the week and offers plenty of opportunities for families and individuals to play both during normal open bowling and cosmic bowl times. The center includes a snack bar with an extensive menu featuring the widest variety of sandwiches, dinners, pizza and snacks on base. For more information and hours of operation, call (575) 572-7378. 

Apache Mesa Golf Course
This nine-hole golf course and clubhouse offers an oasis from the desert year-round. Facilities include a driving range, putting green, locker storage, club rental, snack bar and pro shop to meet all customer golfing needs. Tournaments are scheduled throughout the year. Private tournaments are a great way to have fun and fundraisers. In addition, the snack bar is a favorite spot for lunch at Holloman, offering the best hamburgers in the region and great home cooking. For more information, call (575) 572-3574. 

Whispering Sands Community Center
Whispering Sands Community Center has rooms to host almost any type of special function and is the hub for recreational opportunities for all ages. The center sponsors free pool, ping-pong and poker tournaments. It also offers free Internet access for patrons. Activities for Airmen include the DMZ or Digital Mania Zone that features Xbox and Online gaming. The center hosts monthly Kiddie Bingo for children ages 3 to 12 and music lessons for the family. The Balloon Box offers a variety of balloons and gift arrangements for all occasions. Call (575) 572-7476 for more information. 

Oasis Pizza
Located in the Whispering Sands Community Center, this friendly pizzeria has a great atmosphere and mouthwatering pizza. Delivery is available on base. For more information, call (575) 572-4444. 

Private Animal Care
Holloman Veterinary Services conducts a small animal clinic three times week. Dogs can be immunized with a combo vaccine with (DA2CPPV) Canine Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Coronavirus, Parainfluenza and canine Parvovirus. Bordetella (Kennel cough) is needed if you board, groom or visit dog parks regularly; leptospirosis vaccine is needed if you take your dog hiking near streams or swimming in ponds or lake water. Cats can be vaccinated with the combo vaccine containing Rhinotracheitis, Calici and Panleukopenia. 

Feline Leukemia vaccination is recommended if your cat goes outside. Rabies vaccination is required annually for all pets residing on base; therefore we only carry the one year rabies vaccination. We also offer Heartworm preventative, flea and tick preventative, microchips and a variety of shampoos and other pet products. Unfortunately, emergency services are not available for pets. If a pet is extremely sick or injured and needs immediate veterinary care, pet owners must call a local civilian veterinarian. All on-base housing residents are required to register their dogs and cats (free of charge) with the veterinary clinic within 72 hours of arrival and then annually after, regardless if they use our on-base services or not. We must be kept aware of the vaccination status of all pets residing on base. All pets residing on Holloman AFB must be micro chipped. Owners of pets NOT registered; micro chipped; and/or vaccinated are in violation of AFI 131-205. For additional information, call (575) 572-3303. 

Army Air Force Exchange Service
The Army Air Force Exchange Service offers a variety of services and products. AAFES operates a mini-mall on First Street that offers a Shoppette, Class-Six, service station, military clothing sales, alterations and Popeye’s Chicken. The theater, main shopping complex and McDonald’s are located on West New Mexico Avenue. The main shopping complex includes a new Base Exchange, food court with a Main Street Espresso, Taco Johns, Charlie’s Steakery, Anthony’s Pizza and Robin Hood, optical shop, floral shop, dry cleaners and barber and beauty shop, nail salon, McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch and clothing shop. For more information, call (575) 572-6167. 

Defense Commissary Agency
The Defense Commissary Agency provides an efficient worldwide system of commissaries for the sale of groceries to members of the military services. The Holloman commissary is a 24,668-squarefoot- facility with 7,634 line items, 12 checkout lanes, a full service meat and produce department, deli and bakery. The commissary is open Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call (575) 572-5127/5128.

49th Medical Group

49th Medical Group 
The 49th Medical Group is a professional military organization that invests in its people, promotes trust and teamwork and provides superior health care at home and abroad. 

We provide, or arrange for, the continuity of health care services for approximately 21,000 DoD beneficiaries in the Holloman area. We provide direct care services at the 49th Medical Group and arrange for specialty services at other military treatment facilities or through the TRICARE network. Our primary referral facilities are William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso and Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo. 

The clinic is located on First Street, approximately three blocks from the main gate. The Clinic provides medical care to active duty personnel, dependents of active duty, retirees and their dependents. 

Normal duty hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic closes at noon on the first Thursday of the month for training and closes at 3 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. The Clinic is closed on Saturday, Sunday, ACC Family Days and all federal holidays. 

The Pharmacy hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Family Practice Clinic is Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

To make an appointment at the 49th Medical Group, call (575) 572 APPT (2778). Clinical services “in-house” include Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Health, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Aerospace Medicine, Behavioral Health, Social Services, ADAPT, Drug Demand Reduction, Health and Wellness, Dental, Orthopedic services, Optometry and Physical Therapy. 

Obstetrical services are not available, except for limited prenatal evaluations. Support services include laboratory, x-ray and pharmacy. 

Patients requiring services not available at the clinic are referred to appropriate military or network civilian facilities. The primary military referral center is William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) in El Paso, Texas. 

Urology services are routinely provided by a WBAMC urologist. Inpatient care, including surgical services are provided at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC) in Alamogordo. Air Force physicians admit and treat DoD beneficiaries requiring inpatient care or ambulatory surgery at GCRMC, while outpatient clinic services, are provided at the 49 MDG Clinic. 

There is a 24-hour ambulance service to the base and local area. 

Medical services not available at the 49 MDG are arranged through the TRICARE Service Center. TRICARE is located in the main facility across from the laboratory. A TRIWEST Service Representative provides counseling regarding available entitlements and how to obtain them. The TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration (TOPA) Flight provides briefings to personnel on enrollments/disenrollments, referral process and health benefits advice. TOPA also handles line of duty determinations, medical records, family member relocation clearance, TRICARE Online, medical evaluation boards, quarters notifications, patient concerns, aero-medical evacuation, casualty reporting, release of information and vicinity travel/TDY orders. Questions may be directed to the TOPA Flight at (575) 572-7700. 

Dental Clinic
All active-duty personnel receive first priority comprehensive dental care. Very limited care, generally limited to emergency treatment, is available to family members and retirees on a spaceavailable basis. For this reason, all active duty family members are encouraged to participate in the MetLife Dental Program and all retirees are encouraged to use Delta Dental. For more information about the MetLife Dental Program and an application to enroll in the program contact the Military Personnel Flight, the TOPA Flight and MetLife at 1-855-638- 8371, or visit their website http://www.TRICAREdentalprogram.com. Same day or next day evaluation appointments for urgent dental concerns are available by calling (575) 572-2778. The dental clinic is located on First Street, Building 20. For more information, call (575) 572-2778. 

Public Health
Public Health provides comprehensive preventive medicine and public health services. Its responsibilities include communicable disease surveillance and control, food and public facility sanitation, medical food inspection, entomology surveillance, occupational health surveillance and education, medical standards, deployment medicine and medical intelligence to ensure the well being of the Holloman community. Force Health Management is part of Public Health and is also responsible for ensuring all personnel are cleared to deploy for any contingency. For more information, call (575) 572-3306. 

Health and Wellness Center
The Holloman Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center staff is committed to the enhancement of the physical, mental and social well-being of all active-duty, dependent and retired military members as well as DoD civilian employees by promoting opportunities to practice positive lifestyle and behavioral changes in a supportive atmosphere; in doing so, the aim is to improve and sustain military and civilian job readiness and productivity. The Health and Wellness Center provides a wide array of services to include relaxation room from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Blood Pressure Screening, Health/Fitness Improvement, Tobacco Cessation Program, Personal Fitness Training, Healthy Living Program, Body Composition Improvement Program, Fitness Improvement Program, Exercise Prescription for personnel on a duty limiting condition, Nutritional Counseling and Health Promotion and Disease/Injury Prevention. For more information, call (575) 572-5785.

49th Materiel Maintenance Group

The 49th Materiel Maintenance Group is responsible for the deployment, employment, sustainment, redeployment, and reconstitution, of Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR) and Fuels Operational Readiness Capability Equipment (FORCE) assets belonging to Air Combat Command. The 49th Materiel Maintenance Group keeps this equipment in a high state of readiness to support worldwide contingencies, both wartime and peacetime. A “Bare” base is defined as an austere location with a usable runway and a source of water that can be made potable. The 49th Materiel Maintenance Group’s approximately 430 authorized personnel encompass 32 Air Force specialties and are responsible for BEAR/FORCE assets worth $270 million. The group consists of staff agencies, the 49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron and the 49th Materiel Maintenance Support Squadron. BEAR assets provide work areas, support facilities, and billets, plus all utility systems needed for a military unit to operate. FORCE assets provide expeditionary fuel storage and distribution (JP8, MOGAS, etc). The 49th Materiel Maintenance Group, with Civil Engineer Prime BEEF and REDHORSE support, can construct a functional base complete with dining hall, showers, laundry facilities, environmentally controlled living quarters, as well as, industrial facilities and flight line maintenance facilities in a matter of days in virtually any area possessing a usable runway and water source. The group responds worldwide for the deployment, setup, operation, maintenance, teardown and reconstitution of equipment in support of contingencies, exercises, counterdrug operations and other higher headquarters-directed requirements. Additionally, group personnel train other DoD personnel in deployed BEAR and FORCE operations. The 49th Materiel Maintenance Group fully epitomizes its motto, “Unique, Flexible and Mobile.” 

49th MMG Support Efforts
• Deny Flight and Provide Promise, Croatia
• Haitian and Cuban relief
• Hurricane Andrew Relief, Homestead AFB, Fla. 
• Hurricane Katrina Relief, Gulf Coast Region
• Operations Desert Shield/Storm
• Operation Enduring Freedom
• Operation Iraqi Freedom
• POTUS Operations 2007, 2008 and 2009
• Provide Comfort, Turkey
• Space Shuttle Contingency Support
• Support to Counternarcotics Operations
• Support to the Global War on Terrorism
• Support for GTMO Operations since 2007

Associate Units

44th Fighter Group 
Recruit, train, develop and retain Citizen Airmen to support the 49 WG Airpower mission. 

96th Test Group
The 96th Test Group, the largest associate unit at Holloman, is part of Air Force Materiel Command. The Test Group performs a unique test and evaluation mission with highly dedicated people and state-of-the-art capabilities. The group’s primary test specialties include Guidance/Navigation Test and Evaluation, High Speed Sled Track Testing, Radar Cross Section Measurement, Flight Testing and Air Force sponsor to White Sands Missile Range. The group is staffed by approximately 450 military, civil service and contractor personnel of whom two-thirds are scientists, engineers and technicians. 

96th Test Group Mission
Our mission is to provide technically superior test and evaluation in support of the war fighter. I have been encouraged over the last year to see us fulfill this important mission. Throughout the group we are critically involved as testers in developing new capability. As we go into this New Year, realize that America’s war fighters remain engaged daily on the frontlines. Let us recommit to our mission and maintain our sense of urgency and purpose as we support them. 

846th Test Squadron
The most well-known facility under the direction of the group is the Holloman High Speed Test Track, operated by the 846th Test Squadron, which became operational in 1950. Since that time, the track has become the longest, most precisely surveyed, most accurately aligned and best instrumented test track in the world. 

The track first attracted worldwide attention in 1954 when Col. John P. Stapp rode a rocket sled at 632 miles per hour to become the “fastest man on earth.” Today, speeds of more than 6,000 miles per hour have been achieved. The 846th has recently completed their rain field upgrade program, providing the Nation’s only 6000-foot precision calibrated rain impact facility. The 846th is also testing a magnetic levitation capability that reduces test vibration, allowing for an increased number of flight representative tests. 

746th Test Squadron
The 746th Test Squadron, also known as the Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility, was established in 1959 to test and validate intercontinental ballistic missile guidance systems. Today, they are recognized by the DoD and by AF/TE as the leader in GPS electronic open-air combat threat environment testing and as the “center of excellence” for testing all aircraft and missile inertial guidance systems. The 746th is responsible for all DoD Global Positioning System integration testing on all current and future weapon platforms. The 746th operates a fleet of highly modified ground test vehicles providing lowcost and comprehensive navigation and test support. As the Air Force leader in inertial testing, the 746th utilizes sophisticated centrifuge and rate-table test assets to provide highly accurate component test results. Additionally, the squadron provides all instrumentation support for laboratory, ground vehicle, flight test and Holloman High Speed Test Track testing within the group. 

746th Test Squadron Mission Statement
Provide technically superior test and evaluation of DoD guidance, navigation and NAVWAR systems in support of the war fighter. Deliver comprehensive instrumentation solutions to the 96th Test Group. 

586th Flight Test Squadron
The 586th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) conducts DoD weapon system development. The squadron plans, coordinates and flies developmental test and evaluation missions of advanced avionics and weapons for the Air Armament Center (AAC) and DoD contractors. The 586th provides flight test, flight test support, range coordination, airborne photo and safety chase and airborne targets for DoD flight tests on White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) and at deployed locations. Currently, the squadron possesses three modified AT-38B and one specialized C-12J. 

Det 1, 586th Flight Test Squadron
The National Radar Cross Section (RCS) Test Facility (NRTF) is the primary DoD facility for outdoor static radar crosssection measurements. Located on White Sands Missile Range, the NRTF comprises of two separate but complementary sites; NRTF Mainsite and NRTF RCS Advanced Measurement Site (RAMS). Both sites are capable of handling targets ranging from scale models up to fighter-class air vehicles. Mainsite has the unique ability to perform outdoor bi-static radar cross-section measurements and the RAMS facility possesses the industry’s most capable low frequency measurement system. The NRTF provides DoD and private industry decision makers with the infrastructure and technical expertise to perform radar cross-section signature measurements in direct support of low observable technology development. Inherent to electronic combat, radar cross-section measurements also support vulnerability and survivability analysis for mission planning. 

The 96th Test Group Plans and Resources Division provides technical and business operation support of test and evaluation activities for the 96th Test Group. The division is responsible for planning, programming, budgeting, financial management, personnel, supply, vehicle fleet management, management information systems, protection services, long range strategic planning and programming, investments, I&M, O&M, business development, training, facility engineering management, environmental compliance and contract management. The division supports both internal and external customers including: Test Group squadrons and divisions, the 46th Test Wing, Air Armament Center, Air Force Materiel Command and Air Staff. The Deputy for the Air Force at White Sands Missile Range (Detachment 1, 586th Flight Test Squadron) acts as the single point of contact between all Air Force organizations and the White Sands Missile Range. The Detachment sponsors all Air Force tests on the Missile Range, is responsible for all airspace scheduling, and coordinates joint initiatives on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Directed Energy. The Detachment is responsible for all 49th Wing F-117, T-38, F-4 and Tornado airspace scheduling and coordinates joint initiatives on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Directed Energy. 

German Air Force
The German Air Force has been training its aircrews in the United States since 1958. This training took place on various bases throughout the states before it was moved to Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., in mid-1992. 

German Air Force pilot candidates learn to fly in Texas at U.S. Air Force undergraduate pilot training. The future Weapon System Officers (WSO) attend undergraduate navigator training at Pensacola NAS, Fla. 

The U.S. Air Force’s 20th Fighter Squadron at Holloman trained German pilots and WSOs to fly the F-4F PHANTOM. In addition, the 20th conducted the Flight Instructor (IP) and the Fighter Weapons Instructor Course (FWIC). The German government paid the full cost of this program. The 20th Fighter Squadron was inactivated on Dec. 20, 2004. 

The German Air Force Tactical Training Center (GAF TTC) was activated as a tenant unit at Holloman AFB May 1, 1996. This program, based on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two governments and financed by the German Federal Ministry of Defense (FMOD), is unique by the way that it allows the German Air Force to deploy and station their TORNADO A/C permanently at Holloman AFB, N.M. With the activation, 300 German military personnel and 12 Tornado aircraft joined Team Holloman. 

The mission was to conduct a Fighter Weapons Instructor Course (FWIC) for the TORNADO and advanced tactical training in preparation for combat. The Tactical Training Center was redesignated the German Air Force Flying Training Center (GAF FTC) July 1, 1999, in conjunction with their growing mission. In addition, German Air Force pilots and WSOs are now learning to fly the TORNADO at Holloman AFB and instructor aircrews are being trained as well. As of July 2007 there were 600 German military personnel and 21 Tornado aircraft assigned to Holloman AFB, N.M. These numbers may increase up to 900 personnel and 42 A/C, depending on the actual training needs. 

There are numerous reasons the German Air Force trains here. The area offers great flying weather and has suitable air space. Other reasons are the proximity of Holloman AFB to the German Air Force Air Defense Center (GAF ADC) at Fort Bliss, Texas and the centralizing of German aircrew training for the TORNADO at a single location. 

The GAF FTC consists of two Groups, the Training Group and the Logistics Group. The Training Group holds the administrative staff which is necessary to plan and support the flying courses. Within the Training Group the Training Squadron is home of all the instructors and the students. 

The Logistics Group consists of three squadrons: the First Line Maintenance Squadron, the Second Line Maintenance and Electronic Squadron and the Supply Squadron. 

4th Space Control Squadron
The 4th Space Control Squadron provides combat space superiority effects to the Commander, Joint Functional Component Command-Space (JFCC-Space) and theater Combatant Commanders. The squadron is a geographically separated unit assigned to the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The 4th SPCS operates and maintains the Counter Communications System. The squadron also deploys globally to conduct mobile and transportable space superiority operations as tasked by the Commander, JFCC-Space. The squadron also participates in the evaluation and operation of new counterspace technologies to meet Combatant Commander requirements. 

The 4th SPCS is an Air Force Space Command unit responsible for delivering offensive counterspace and space situational awareness, as appropriate, to rapidly achieve flexible and versatile effects in support of global and theater campaigns. 

Det 1, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron
Det 1, 82nd ATRS is a detachment of the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla. It provides QF-4 full-scale aerial target support on the White Sands Missile Range for Department of Defense research, development and test projects; supervises and monitors the operations and maintenance of up to 30 QF-4 drone aircraft; and provides quality assurance evaluation and government flight representation for over 60 unmanned and 420 manned missions per year. Project support includes the AMRAAM, Patriot, Chaparral and Stinger missiles systems as well as others. 

Det 2, ACC Training Support Squadron
Det 2 is a detachment of the ACC Training Support Squadron, Langley AFB Va. It is the ACC focal point for formal operations training development issues regarding the MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, and QF-4 weapon systems, and is responsible for all syllabi development for these weapon systems. 

Army Air Operations Division
Air support for White Sands Missile Range is provided by the Army Air Operations Directorate located at Holloman. Eight UH-1H and four OH-58C helicopters provide aerial observation, photography, personnel and cargo transportation and missile recovery support. Helicopters also provide support as airborne test beds for experimental missions. A twinengine airplane, C-12D is used for direct testing and for longer-range transportation of passengers and cargo. Army Air also furnishes aviation support for all range users. 

Space Balloon Operations
Air Force Research Laboratory scientists at Holloman conduct tests aboard high-altitude free and low-altitude tethered balloons throughout the United States. Among the many types of tests accomplished are infrared radiation studies above normal atmospheric turbulence, capsule deceleration testing, atmospheric composition measurements, preliminary satellite communication systems evaluations and experiments with Ballistic Missile Defense. As part of the mission, they strive to improve the state of the art in total balloon capability to meet future requirements. Under Air Force Materiel Command, the balloon operations branch conducts approximately 10 balloon systems tests each year. AFRL has launched payloads as large as seven tons and conducts lightweight experiments at altitudes of up to 170,000 feet. 

Det 225, Air Force Office of Special Investigations
Det 225, Air Force Office of Special Investigations—Identify, exploit and neutralize criminal and terrorist threats to U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense and U.S. government. 

Det 4, 2nd Weather Squadron, Holloman Solar Observatory
Holloman Solar Observatory is Detachment 4 of the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA). The observatory was established April 1, 1977 and is the lead observatory in the Air Force’s worldwide Solar Electro- Optical Network. 

The observatory has sun-tracking optical telescopes, a schoolhouse, a maintenance section and Central Repair Activity (CRA) and an administrative section. The observatory’s analysts and scientists perform sunrise-to-sunset observational patrol of the sun. They detect, analyze and report solar events and features, study sunspot activity and monitor the solar cycle. This data is then sent to the DoD forecast center at AFWA and the civilian forecast center at the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colo. The unit also develops and tests new technical procedures for the worldwide network to enhance overseas and remote operations. The schoolhouse is the official training center for the worldwide network. Instructors conduct a five-week analyst course, four-week maintenance course and a one-week executive level course in observatory operations, solar analysis and solar physics for specialists stationed overseas. 

The maintenance section and CRA is collaboration between AFWA and the 49th Communications Squadron, which provides personnel and supervision. The specialists perform maintenance and optimization of the observatory’s telescopes and equipment. They also travel to the remote observatories in Australia and Italy to perform annual maintenance and are the depot-level repair for the optical observatory network. For more information, call (575) 572-3461/3462. 

Air Force Audit Agency
The Air Force Audit Agency is the U.S. Air Force’s internal audit organization that provides comprehensive audits to all Air Force organizational components, functions, activities and levels of operations. The AFAA’s internal activities include examining and evaluating policies, systems, procedures, records and reports relating to operations having an impact on the expenditure of funds, utilization of resources, mission accomplishment or effective accomplishment of management objectives. Professional auditors assigned to 53 Air Force installations worldwide accomplish these audit responsibilities. 

Area Defense Counsel The Area Defense Counsel is located in the same building as the Military Personnel Flight in Building 222, 681 Second St., Suite 205. The ADC is independent of the wing’s Staff Judge Advocate and provides defense services to active-duty military personnel in courts-martial, nonjudicial punishment actions and other adverse administrative actions. To contact the ADC call (575) 572-3473.


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