HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE: IN-DEPTH WELCOME CENTER
IntroductionWelcome to Holloman Air Force Base, the home of the 49th Wing! Holloman AFB supports national security objectives by deploying worldwide to support peacetime and wartime contingencies. The wing provides combat-ready Airmen and trains F-16 Viper pilots and MQ-9 Reaper pilots and sensor operators. It’s a great place to live and work, with a long history of providing service in World War II, Korea, Southeast Asia and NATO-led Operation Allied Force. The base employs more than 21,000 active duty and civilian personnel, and covers nearly 60,000 acres in New Mexico’s Tularosa Basin, between the Sacramento and San Andreas mountain ranges. The base is about 10 miles west of Alamogordo, New Mexico, and has been a part of the local community since 1942. Continue reading for an in-depth guide to help aid you in your transition to living and working on Holloman Air Force Base. 1. Where Is Holloman Air Force Base? 2. Google Map View 3. Getting There – Directions to the Base 4. Entering Holloman Air Force Base and Amenities
- Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel
- Holloman Air Force Base Visitor Center
- Holloman Air Force Base DEERS Office
- Holloman Air Force Base Gate Hours
- Holloman Air Force Base Commissary
- Holloman Air Force Base BX
- Holloman Air Force Base Barber Shops
- Holloman Air Force Base Post Office
- Holloman Air Force Base Finance Office
- Holloman Air Force Base Legal Office
- Holloman Air Force Base Library
- Holloman Air Force Base Hotels
Where Is Holloman Air Force Base?
Holloman Air Force Base Visitor Reception CenterMain Gate Bldg. 1 Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-5951
Holloman Air Force Base Map
Directions to Holloman Air Force Base
Public TransportationThe nearest Amtrak stop to Holloman AFB is in El Paso, Texas, roughly 90 miles away. This stop will connect you to major routes that lead across the country. Alternatively, you could take a Greyhound bus from Alamogordo and connect to Albuquerque and even major cities like Chicago.
Flights to Holloman Air Force Base, NMThe closest airport to Holloman AFB is El Paso International Airport. It’s about 90 miles from the front gates of Holloman AFB. The airport is served by seven major airlines, with 14 nonstop destinations.
Driving Directions to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
- If you drive from the airport, you will follow the signs for TX-601 Spur.
- Take the 20A exit to merge onto US-54 East toward Alamogordo.
- Continue onto Exit 32 (signs for Sean Haggerty Drive/Alamogordo/US-54 East)
- Take US-54 East for 60 miles.
- Use the two left lanes to turn onto US-70 West.
- Use the right lane to turn right and Holloman Air Force Base will be on the right.
Holloman Air Force Base Transportation Office
Holloman AFB Transportation Office681 Second St. Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-5148
Holloman AFB Transportation Office Hours
Monday through Friday- 0730 to 1630
Entering Holloman Air Force Base and AmenitiesIf you don’t yet have a DOD-issued identification, you will be subject to a background check at the Visitor Control Center before you’re allowed to enter Holloman AFB. Click here to learn more about where to go.
Check-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelUpon arrival, notify your sponsor immediately and/or report to Military Personnel Flight at Customer Support with your PCS orders. The MPF reception desk is manned during duty hours only. Important documents to hand carry include your orders, lodging confirmation number, sponsor's phone number, commander's phone number, birth certificates, marriage license, Social Security cards, car registration, pet health certificates and vaccination records, school records and immunizations records. If you have not heard from your sponsor, please contact the Holloman AFB Relocation Assistance Program at 1 (575) 572-7754.
Military Personnel Flight681 Second Street Bldg. 222 Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-2276
Holloman AFB Military Personnel Flight Hours
Monday through Friday: 0830 - 1530
Holloman Air Force Base Visitor Center
Holloman AFB Visitor Reception CenterMain Gate Bldg. 1 Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-5951
Holloman AFB Visitor Reception Center Hours
Note: Vehicle Search Area is open 24/7.
Monday through Friday- 0600 to 2200
DEERS Holloman Air Force BaseThe Holloman AFB DEERS Office is an appointment-based system. Update DEERS due to marriage, divorce, birthday or death. You can also renew or get issued your CAC/ID cards. To schedule an appointment, click here.
Holloman AFB DEERS Office681 Second Street Bldg. 222 Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-2276
Holloman AFB DEERS Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 0830 - 1530
Holloman AFB Gate HoursThere are three gates that provide access to Holloman AFB.
Main Gate- Open 24/7.
West Gate- Open 0600 to 0800 (inbound traffic) and 0600 to 1800 (outbound traffic) Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays and wing down days.
La Luz Gate- Open 0600 to 0830 (inbound and outbound traffic) and 1530 to 1730 (outbound traffic) Monday through Friday.
Holloman CommissaryThe Holloman AFB Commissary lets you save your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the commissary. In-store amenities and specialties include an ATM, a bakery, a deli, special orders for produce trays and more.
Holloman AFB Commissary751 New Mexico Ave. Bldg. 787 Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-7572
Holloman Commissary Hours
Tuesday through Friday- 0900 to 1900
Saturday- 0900 to 1800
Sunday- 1000 to 1700
Holloman BXThe Holloman AFB Exchange offers an assortment of health and beauty care, small appliances, electronics, toys and more. There is also an ATM, food court and 24-hour gas pumps.
Holloman AFB Exchange551 Fourth St. Bldg. 227 Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 479-1509
Holloman BX Hours
Monday through Saturday- 1000 to 1830
Sunday and holidays- 1000 to 1700
Holloman AFB Barber ShopsThere is one barber shop on base. It is open from 0800 to 1700 Monday through Friday, 0900 to 1700 on Saturday and 1100 to 1630 on Sunday. Call for more information.
Main Exchange Barber Shop - Bldg. 227
Phone: 1 (575) 479-4449
Holloman AFB Post OfficeThe official mail center is located near the base commissary. It is open from 0815 to 1600 Monday through Friday and 1000 to 1200 on Saturday. It is closed on Sundays and federal holidays.
Official Mail and Distribution Center721 New Mexico Ave. Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-3192
Official Mail and Distribution Center Hours
Monday through Friday- 0815 to 1600
Saturday- 1000 to 1200
Holloman AFB FinanceThe Holloman AFB Finance Office has resources available to help you understand and manage your finances, including one-on-one counseling to assist your family with financial readiness, from basic planning to long-term investing.
Holloman AFB Finance OfficeBldg. 222 Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-3778
Holloman AFB Finance Office HoursCall for hours and to make an appointment.
Holloman AFB Legal OfficeThe Holloman Air Force Base Legal Assistance Office provides legal advice and assistance to eligible clients, including active duty, retired, and dependents with a military ID card. The office is where you want to go to get a will prepared or have other legal documents reviewed, including powers of attorney, living wills, bills of sale, simple affidavits, leases, name changes, uncontested divorces, etc. Call for hours or to make an appointment. Power of attorney and notary services available on a walk-in basis.
Holloman AFB Legal Office1210 Forty Niner Ave. Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-7217
Holloman AFB Legal Office Hours
Monday through Friday- 0900 to 1500
Holloman AFB LibraryThe Ahrens Memorial Library at Holloman AFB is stocked with books, DVDs, newspapers, magazines and audiobooks. The library also offers a variety of programs to help you learn a new language, study for college exams, discover your genealogy and more. There are also monthly programs for children such as story time and LEGO club.
Holloman AFB Library595 Fourth St. Bldg. 224 Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-3939
Holloman AFB HotelsThe Holloman Inn on base offers temporary lodging for visitors and military personnel who are in-processing or leaving for a new duty station. The hotel offers travelers amenities such as a business center, fitness room, children’s playground and pet-friendly rooms.
Holloman Inn1040 W. New Mexico Ave. Bldg. 583 Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 1 (575) 572-3311
Holloman Inn Office Hours
- Open 24/7
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Where Should I Live Near Holloman Air Force Base?If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.
Cities Near Holloman Air Force BaseThere is one main city near Holloman Air Force Base: Alamogordo. Most people stationed at Holloman AFB choose to live in Alamogordo as it offers a short commute to work.
Best Places to Live Near Holloman Air Force Base
Alamogordo, NMThe seat of Otero County, Alamogordo boasts a population of nearly 32,000 people. Its economy is largely supported by its close proximity to Holloman Air Force Base, just a few miles away. It is the birthplace of space exploration and boasts a variety of outdoor spots that draw in visitors every year. Family-friendly activities like paying a visit to the world’s largest pistachio, the Toy Train Depot, the Alameda Park Zoo and ski resorts are popular among those who live here. Housing is affordable and sits well below the national average. The median monthly owner costs for a mortgage are $953 and median gross rents are $791. The area has a lot more to offer than you’d think, with local farmers markets, golf, casinos, wineries, the American Armed Forces Museum and New Mexico Museum of Space History. Also nearby is White Sands National Park where visitors can hike, picnic or just marvel at the glistening white sands of New Mexico
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Holloman AFB SchoolsIf you’re living on base, your children will attend Alamogordo Public Schools. Elementary school kids will go to Holloman Elementary, middle school students attend Holloman Middle and high school kids go off base to Alamogordo High School. Wherever they attend, rest assured that they’ll have access to the finest education possible. And if your child requires extra help, there are a number of programs available through the district. Holloman AFB’s School Liaison provides school-aged children resources and information to help achieve academic success. The on-base SLO is also available to help make the tough transition to a new school easier.
Holloman AFB WeatherHot, dry summers and short, cool winters await when you live and work in Holloman Air Force Base. Summer temperatures can be brutal but temperatures rarely go below freezing.
SpringSpring temperatures are quite pleasant with highs around the 70s during the day and very little cloud cover. The season is ideal to take advantage of the many outdoor activities available in the area. March and April are the perfect months to start planting your garden.
SummerIt’s hot and sometimes wet in New Mexico throughout the summer months. The warmest months are June and July, with temperatures starting to fall in September. The average highs hover around the mid 90s and nighttime temps are in the high 60s. Indoor activities or water sports are best enjoyed in the summer.
FallFall months are still sunny and warm, with rainy days becoming a rare occurrence again. September and October are the ideal months to take advantage of the outdoor activities in the area. Enjoy a hike in the nearby mountains or go fishing.
WinterAs you would expect, the coldest time of the year is during winter. Lows hover around the freezing mark, especially in January. The area around Holloman Air Force Base rarely gets snow but the nearby mountains do. Skiing and sledding can be found a short drive away.
Things to Do Near Holloman AFBThere are tons of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with fishing, hiking, boating and recreation at nearby parks and mountain resorts. There are also fun annual events held locally like Sounds of Freedom, the Christmas tree lighting and the balloon invitational at White Sands. Fantastic restaurants, concerts in the park and special events can also be found in Alamogordo and just a little over an hour away in El Paso. Not to mention the recreation and entertainment options available on base thanks to the 49th Force Support Squadron.
Suggested Reads: 19 Of the Best Things to Do Near Holloman AFB and 17 of the Best Restaurants Near Holloman AFB
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ConclusionHolloman Air Force Base truly has more to offer than meets the eye. The area is bustling with things to do and there’s more to offer just a short drive away. While stationed at Holloman AFB, you’ll be living and training at a premier location, helping support the 49th Wing’s mission to build the backbone of combat airpower for the U.S. Air Force. Moving to a new place isn’t the easiest thing to do in the world but you’ll be glad to be here.
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