Situated on the 70/82 New Mexico Highway, approximately 9 miles west of Alamogordo, is the Holloman Air Force Base. The Air Combat Command is the Major Command at Holloman. The security objectives directed by the Joint Chiefs staff is supported by the 49th Wing supports.

Cost Of Living: Overall the cost of living in Alamogordo is 4% lower than the national average.

Automated Telephone Attendant Numbers: 312-572-1110 & 575-572-1110

Base Population: There are 257 NAF, 3348 Active duty members, 4500 retirees, 6657 family members and 864 civilians on base.

City/Area Population: There are 36,000 citizens in Alamogordo.  

Child Development Centers: There are 3 on base child center that provides a variety of services and programs for children between 6 weeks and 5 years of age. There are several interesting learning activities provided for children in the child care centers.  Dependents of military personnel contractors and department of defense are eligible to use the services of the childcare center. The overall fee for entire weeks services at the Holloman Air Force Base Child Development center is dependent on the family income. There is also a school age program that provides before as well as after school care for children. Holloman Air Force Base Child Development Center West: 575-572-7551. Child Development Center East: 575-572-7505. 

Youth Programs: There is an available youth center on base that provides a variety of interesting services for the youth. Some of these services include events for youth, school age care, sports and fitness activities. Holloman Air Force Base Youth Center contact: 575-572-3753 & (DSN) 312-572-3753

Airman and Family Readiness Center:

Airman and Family Readiness Center: 575-572-7754.

Employment:

The average household income in the area is US$ 51583. Many of the military spouses conduct small time commercial business activities from the comfort of their home. The activities include repairing things and selling products. The average rate of unemployment in Otero County is 6%.

Base Services

This base has commissaries, support services squadron, exchange system, Otero Federal Credit Union and Wells Fargo Bank.

Medical Services: Active Duty personnel as well as their family members receive medical care and attention from the ambulatory care clinic. The ambulatory care clinic well-equipped prevention focused and community based. The Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center also provides emergency services.

History

The 49th Pursuit Group was originally designated in 1940. This was amongst the first units to deploy from the US during World War 2. After being re-designated as the 49th fighter group this unit plated a key role stopping the Japanese troops from advancing into the southwest pacific.

The 49th fighting group proved to be a great success during World War 2, specifically in providing protection to Australia and the Philippines. The group began arriving back at Holloman on the 15th of July 1968 and they were the first dual-based tactical fighter wing.

Units

·         7th Fighter Squadron (F-22A)

·         49th Mission Support Group

·         49th Materiel Maintenance Group

·         49th Medical Group

·         96th Test Group

·         746th Test Squadron

·         586th Flight Test Squadron

·         846th Test Squadron

·         314th Fighter Squadron

·         311th Fighter Squadron

Housing

Military housing at Hollomon Force Air base is privatized. Management, maintenance, construction, repairing is done by Lend/Lease Soaring Heights Communities (SHC). SHC also owns the family housing. Instead of renting or purchasing a house within the local community, one can now even sign a lease agreement with SHC. There are a variety of amenities available in the privatized housing communities. These amenities include tot lots, parks, splash pads and others. In order to avail a privatized house, you need to sign a lease agreement with SHC. Typically the lease agreement is signed for a period of a year.

Apart from privatized housing, single officers with ranks between E1 to E3 can also seek unaccompanied housing. Also, officers of E-4 rank and less than 3 years of service can seek unaccompanied housing. Each officer gets private room with furnishings and linen. E-4 officers with more than 3 years of service can seek local community housing.

All type of Local community housing units are available for rent. The Housing Referral Office can provide all the necessary information in relation to Local Community Housing. The Housing referral office has partnered with realtors, landlords and property managers to ensure they give you up to date property related information.

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