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  • Crew chief honored for keeping MQ-9 Reaper fleet in air

    This year, the 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s own U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shaun Shaffer earned the prestigious Crew Chief of the Year award for his outstanding dedication to his craft and ability to keep Holloman’s MQ-9 Reaper fleet in the air.

  • Keeping MQ-9 Reapers in the air

    Airmen from the 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform maintenance on an MQ-9 Reaper at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 11, 2024. The 49th AMXS is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all MQ-9 Reapers on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicholas Paczkowski)

  • Aircraft inspections ensure safe, dependable delivery

    The 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron makes sure that Holloman’s F-16 Vipers are up to date with quality flightline maintenance and inspections, and none are more crucial to this than the aircraft inspection section or Phase.

  • Aircraft crash recovery team keeps mission on track

    One of the 49th Wing’s primary goals is to ensure the continual development of both F-16 Viper and MQ-9 Reaper aircrew. To keep Holloman’s student pilots training to become combat aviators for the U.S. Air Force, the 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crash damaged disabled aircraft team is always

  • Armament flight brings firepower

    Within the 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron lies the armament flight, which is responsible for maintaining all of the F-16 Viper weapon systems on Holloman.

  • Sheet metals shop keeps Holloman’s F-16s mission ready

    Whether it's giving them new paint jobs or providing outlying repairs and inspections, the 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron structural maintenance flight, or sheet metal, ensures that Holloman’s F-16 Vipers are structurally sound and mission ready.

  • 49th EMS conducts first ever depot-level repair on Holloman F-16s

    For the first time at Holloman, Airmen from the 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron performed F-16 Viper depot-level repairs, and maintenance which included the overhaul, upgrading, rebuilding, retesting of weapon systems, parts, components, and other key parts of the aircraft.

  • Wing command chief rides in F-16 for first time

    Airmen from the 311th Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform an engine check at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Aug. 15, 2023. Familiarization flights are used to educate non-flyers and demonstrate how routine flying missions are conducted at the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st

  • Keeping F-16s in sky

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman William Domnick, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, inspects the exhaust port of an F-16 Viper at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 27, 2023. The 849th AMXS is responsible for the launch of 10,000 F-16 missions that generate