About Holloman AFB, NM
The Holloman Air Force Base is about 10 miles west of Alamogordo, New Mexico and is positioned between the Sacramento and San Andres mountains. Constructed in 1942 during the height of World War II, it was named after Col. George V. Holloman who conducted ground-breaking research into guided missiles. The base has been in active use since it was established.
The base and the surrounding community are home to more than 20,000 people, including active military personnel, reserve forces, government employees and family members. There is also a primary school and a middles school that serves students up to the 8th grade.
Holloman is currently the home of the 49th Wing of the Air Combat Command as well as the 96th Test Group and 54th Fighter Group. The site also contains a German Air Force Flying Training Center, which was built by the German Luftwaffe during the spring of 1996.