Air Force

Holloman Air Force Base

49th Wing
750 First Street, Holloman AFB, NM 88330

Holloman Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located six miles southwest of the central business district of Alamogordo in Otero County, New Mexico. The base was named in honor of Col. George V. Holloman, a pioneer in guided missile research. It is the home of the 49th Wing (49 WG) of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC).


In addition to hosting several combat wings, Holloman supports the nearby White Sands Missile Range and currently hosts the German Air Force Flying Training Center.


At Holloman AFB, the F-117 Stealth Fighter has been retired and the F-22 Raptor reassigned. The 49th Wing supports national security objectives as directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Wing maintains its rapid mobility capability with the F-16 Fight Falcons.

Arriving at Holloman Air Force Base
If driving, Holloman AFB is located on Highway 70, approximately 9 miles west of Alamogordo and is clearly marked. If arriving at the Alamogordo Airport, take Airport Road to Highway 70, turn left (west) and follow the signs to Holloman AFB, approximately 5 miles however, we highly recommend arriving via El Paso International Airport in El Paso, Texas. If arriving by bus, you must travel from Alamogordo west on White Sands Blvd, which turns into Highway 70 and follow the signs to Holloman AFB, approximately 9 miles.


A professional image is vital for success in our military life. As we are on duty 24/7/365, maintaining that image extends beyond the normal duty period. Periods of what Airmen may believe is off duty time are in reality a regular military pass period which allows us time off to recuperate from the stresses of a military career. Therefore, this memo outlines standards Holloman military members must maintain while on base and not in uniform but performing official duties.


While in civilian clothes and seeking official military customer service (e.g. Finance, MPF, Hospital, etc.), all military personnel will wear appropriate attire. Military agencies will deny service to Holloman members if they are not in compliance with this standard:


Members will not attach, affix or display objects, articles, jewelry or ornamentations to or through the ear, nose, tongue or any exposed body part to include being visible through clothing.
Males must be clean shaven and have clothing that is not in a state of disrepair or which presents vulgar statements, offensive language or similar pictures. Tee-shirts that do not cover the underarms (i.e. tank tops or cut tee-shirts) are unacceptable.
Females are required to cover their midriff, are allowed conservative earlobe piercing (but should not be extreme or excessive) must wear undergarments, and meet the criteria in paragraph “a” above.


Airmen must also maintain a professional appearance while performing PT. All personnel performing PT during a squadron approved-time period must meet the following minimum dress and appearance standards:


Shirts, shorts and sweat pants must be of a similar design to the Air Force issued PT gear.
Shirts and shorts must not contain offensive language, pictures, or be in a state of disrepair.
The wearing of undergarments is mandatory.
Squadron leadership has the authority to determine compliance with these standards.


Inprocessing begins at your unit. Immediately upon arrival at Holloman, notify your sponsor and/or report to your unit orderly room. Your unit will direct you to the Military Personnel Flight. All newcomers will inprocess at Customer Support in the Military Personnel Flight, Bldg 222, Room 112. A mandatory appointment will be given to all airmen – Holloman Newcomers Orientation (HNO). In addition, all handcarried medical, dental and educational records will be collected by the customer support representative.


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 575-572-7754 or DSN 312-572-7754.

Base Population
There are over 15,626 active duty, reserve, guard, military families, civilian personnel, and retirees assigned to Holloman Air Force Base.

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