ALAMOGORDO, NM - New jobs and jets are coming to Holloman Air Force Base.
The Pentagon today announced that Holloman Air Force Base will be the home of two new squadrons of F-16s, a mission that will bring an increase of trainees and contractors to the base.
Holloman will become a training base for the jet-fighter aircraft, which is one of the Air Force’s most valuable assets. The F-16s will be in use for at least the next two decades.
“F-16s are the workhorse of the U.S. Air Force. This training mission, combined with the cutting-edge unmanned aerial vehicles located at the base, ensures that Holloman will remain one of the Air Force’s key bases for years to come,” U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman said. “That is not only good for our national security it’s good news for the economy of our state.”