Holloman Air Force Base

49th Wing
​750 First Street, Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Air Force


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.

Personnel from Holloman AFB have participated in numerous operations and conflicts such as: Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Allied Force, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Northern Watch, Operations Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and many more. 

In addition, Holloman personnel provided presidential support for President Clinton’s visit to China in June 1998 and the 49th Medical Group deployment of an air transportable hospital to Guyana to support deployed U.S. military personnel and Guyana citizens in July 1997. Holloman personnel also assist White Sands Missile Range personnel in supporting the White Sands Space Harbor as an alternate runway for NASA space shuttle missions. The space shuttle Columbia landed at WSSH March 30, 1982 and 1,400 Holloman personnel supported that landing.

Holloman AFB supports about 21,000 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, retirees, DoD civilians and their family members.



In-processing begins at your unit. Immediately upon arrival at Holloman AFB, notify your sponsor and/or report to your unit orderly room. Your unit will direct you to the Military Personnel Flight. All newcomers will in-process at Customer Support in the Military Personnel Flight Building 222, Room 112. A mandatory appointment will be given to all airmen – Holloman Newcomers Orientation (HNO). In addition, all hand-carried 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.

If arriving by car, Holloman AFB is located on Highway 70, approximately 9 miles west of Alamogordo and is clearly marked. If you will be arriving at the Alamogordo Airport, take Airport Road to Highway 70, turn left (west) and follow the signs to Holloman AFB, which is about 5 miles away.

It is recommended that you arrive via the El Paso International Airport in El Paso, Texas. The airport is about 1.5 hours by car along Highway 54. If arriving by bus, you must travel from Alamogordo west on White Sands Blvd., which turns into Highway 70 and then follow the signs to Holloman AFB.

The Clovis Municipal Airport provides a base for general aviation and daily service by Boutique Air to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The El Paso International Airport in Texas is about 92 miles from the base, or about a 1.5-hour drive by car. It is strongly recommended that you fly into this airport when coming to the base.


TRICARE Information and News


For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.


Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.


The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.


To be enrolled in a New Mexico school, a child must be at least five years old by September 1st. Check with the local school district for other requirements.


In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.


The Alamogordo School District is comprised of two high schools, three middle schools and 10 elementary schools. The district supports the efforts of Holloman Air Force Base and its families. To learn more about the schools in the area, contact the Military Community Liaison at (575) 812-6517.

Additionally, you can view or download the Military Students in Alamogordo Public Schools booklet to learn more about the schools they offer.

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.


Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.


If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.


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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.


Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.


Military Children and Teens Resource Guide


New Mexico Human Services Department (855) 227-5485
To ensure that every New Mexican who is entitled to benefits and support services receives them.

New Mexico Department of Health
Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.

New Mexico Humane Society (505) 255-5523

New Mexico State Police

Alamogordo, New Mexico

Alamogordo Public Library

Alamogordo Animal Control (575) 439-4330

Alamogordo City Relocation Resources

Otero County, New Mexico

Base Operator (575) 572-1110 

Chapel (575) 572-7211 

Child Development Center (575) 572-7505 

Commissary (575) 572-7572 

Education Office (575) 572-3971 

Exchange (575) 479-1509 

Housing Office (575) 572-7832 

Library (575) 572-3939 

Lodging (575) 572-3311

Medical Appointment Line (575) 572-2778 

Military Clothing Sales (575) 479-4970 

Pharmacy (575) 572-2778

Relocation Assistance Office (575) 572-7754 

School Liaison Officer (575) 812-6517 

Soaring Heights Communities (Housing) (575) 479-1175 

Unaccompanied Housing/Dormitories (575) 572-3295 

Veterinary Services (575) 572-3303



At Holloman AFB, military family housing is privatized. Lend Lease/Soaring Heights Communities (SHC) owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you now may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Soaring Heights Communities.

For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at Holloman, visit the Soaring Heights Communities website. The website provides information you need to know about the homes and amenities available in the privatized housing community. You may also contact their office at (575) 479-1175 for more information.

UH is provided for unaccompanied Airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. Each Airman is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. 

Unaccompanied Airmen in the rank of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above will move into housing in the local community. Soaring Heights Communities also has a limited number of homes available for unaccompanied personnel.

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In Alamogordo, the summers are hot and the winters are cold and dry. Throughout the year, the area is usually clear and sunny, and the average rainfall is low; the average precipitation is about 11 inches per year. The monsoon season from July to September brings the majority of rain throughout the year.

Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 96°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 102°F. Snow is rare, but it has been known to snow during the month of December occasionally.

The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 21 to February 17, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 29°F and high of 54°F.

The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 19 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is June 24, with an average high of 96°F and low of 67°F.

In Alamogordo, NM, the overall cost of living index is 103, which is 11% higher than the New Mexico average and 3% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Holloman AFB, NM, the city’s goods and services are 3% lower than the New Mexico average and 9% lower than the U.S. average.

Holloman Air Force Base is located near Alamogordo in Otero County, New Mexico. The city is in the Tularosa Basin of the Chihuahuan Desert, bordered on the east by the Sacramento Mountains. The population of Alamogordo is approximately 30,403. By car, Alamogordo is less than a 2-hour drive to El Paso. With the creation of the White Sands National Monument in 1934, tourism became an important factor in the area. The area surrounding the base is one of the reasons New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment”.

Visit nearby White Sands National Monument, known for its dramatic landscape of rare white gypsum sand dunes. Trails through the dunes include the raised Interdune Boardwalk and the Dune Life Nature Trail, dotted with interpretive exhibits on wildlife and other features. Dunes Drive is a looped road from the White Sands Visitor Center to the dune field.

The Alameda Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the southwestern states. It houses a lemur exhibit, a birds of prey exhibit, and a butterfly garden.

Other points of interest in the area include the New Mexico Museum of Space History, Tularosa Basin, the Lincoln National Forest, the Toy Train Depot, and the Desert Lakes Golf Course.

Las Cruces, NM is about an hour southwest of the base along HWY 70 and El Paso, TX is a little under 2 hours south by car.

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