Welcome to Holloman AFB

Holloman is a U.S. Air Force base located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The German Air Force Tactical Training Center opened at Holloman in May of 1996. German aircrews would come to Holloman for three weeks of advanced tactical training and then return to Germany. Holloman Air Force Base is a prime location due to its great flying weather and suitable air space. The German Air Force used Fort Holloman because of its proximity to the Air Force Defense Center at Fort Bliss, TX. The Holloman Air Force Base was established in 1942 as Alamogordo Air Field located just six miles west of Alamogordo, New Mexico. It was named in honor of Colonel George Holloman who was an early rocket pioneer and an aircraft research enthusiast. From 1942 to 1945, Alamogordo Air Force Base was the training ground for 20 different groups including the 301st Bombardment Group, the 303rd Bombardment Group, the 330th Bombardment Group, and the 455th Bombardment Group. After World War II, the site was used for testing guided missiles including the Rascal, the Falcon, the MGM-1, and the Matador. In November 1962, ENOS, a chimpanzee trained at Holloman was launched into orbit and proceeded to do two orbits around the earth before it was recovered three hours and 21 minutes later.

Weather in the Holloman Air Force Base area tends to be warm in the summer with temperatures in the 70s and cold in the winter with the temperatures in the 40s. Annual rainfall in the area is 13 inches with the wettest month being August. June is the warmest month, and December is the coldest. Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Las Cruces, Alamogordo, and Tularosa. Holloman Air Force Base is home to the world’s longest and fastest high speed test track with 50,700 feet. The 846th Test Squadron set the world land speed record for a railed vehicle at Holloman in April 2003.
 
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Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to Holloman AFB. Whether you decide to stay on base in Holloman AFB housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding Holloman AFB, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, as well as the local businesses that work with Holloman AFB inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand Holloman AFB and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to Holloman AFB please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to base. When looking at the rental homes, apartments and homes for sale make sure to use our tools in each listing to research the schools, demographics, crime rates and other helpful community information pertaining to Las Cruces , Alamogordo , Tularosa , and other nearby areas. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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