Holloman AFB Community
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.