Holloman Air Force Base

Updated: October 19, 2023
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    Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico, is a training installation for the U.S. Air Force. It houses the 49th Wing of the Air Education and Training Command. It prepares F-16 Fighting Falcon and MQ-9 Reaper pilots and sensor operators for peacetime and wartime operations. It also supports the nearby White Sands Missile Range and welcomes international forces for global training.

    Base Operator:

    145 E Delaware Avenue
    Holloman AFB, NM 88330

    Holloman Air Force Base History

    Holloman Air Force Base was established in 1942 and named in honor of Col. George V. Holloman, a pioneer in guided missile research. The base covers an area of 59,639 acres.

    In the 1960s, the base became a Tactical Fighter Wing and played a role in the Vietnam War. It later transitioned to the F-15 Eagle era and then to the F-117 Nighthawk era. Currently, the base is focused on training F-16 Fighting Falcon and MQ-9 Reaper pilots, as well as providing support to other mission partners.


    Holloman Air Force Base Housing

    On-base housing options are available at Holloman Air Force Base. Soaring Heights Communities manages and operates housing at the base through a public-private partnership. There are also barracks for certain airmen.

    Off-base housing is available in the surrounding areas, such as Alamogordo, New Mexico, which is located just six miles east of the base.

    How to Apply For Housing

    To apply for housing at a military base, the first step is to contact the Military and Family Readiness Center at Holloman Air Force Base. You can reach them at 575-572-7754. They will guide you through the specific procedures and unique aspects of the application process.

    PCS and TDY Lodging

    Temporary lodging at Holloman AFB is available at the Holloman Inn Lodging. It provides accommodations for both Temporary Duty (TDY) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) personnel. Call 575-572-3311 to make reservations.


    What is the BAH for Holloman Air Force Base?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at Fort Holloman varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the New Mexico state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.



    Military Housing Area: NM205

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $1,200 $930
    E02 $1,200 $930
    E03 $1,200 $930
    E04 $1,200 $930
    E05 $1,389 $1,041
    E06 $1,557 $1,164
    E07 $1,608 $1,206
    E08 $1,668 $1,431
    E09 $1,761 $1,467
    W01 $1,572 $1,182
    W02 $1,635 $1,428
    W03 $1,710 $1,476
    W04 $1,785 $1,563
    W05 $1,878 $1,623
    O01E $1,617 $1,386
    O02E $1,695 $1,458
    O03E $1,797 $1,545
    O01 $1,419 $1,065
    O02 $1,554 $1,326
    O03 $1,707 $1,491
    O04 $1,908 $1,605
    O05 $2,049 $1,638
    O06 $2,064 $1,686
    O07 $2,076 $1,713

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate.

    Holloman Air Force Base Surrounding Area

    Holloman Air Force Base is located in the Tularosa Basin of New Mexico, about 10 miles west of Alamogordo. The base is situated between the Sacramento and San Andres mountain ranges, offering a picturesque backdrop. Nearby towns include Alamogordo, El Paso, and Las Cruces. Outdoor and recreational attractions in the area include White Sands National Park, which features stunning white sand dunes, and the Lincoln National Forest, which offers hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing opportunities. The unique regional feature of the area is the White Sands, a vast expanse of gypsum sand dunes that create a surreal and otherworldly landscape.


    Medical services at Holloman AFB are provided by the 49th Medical Group at a on-base clinic. It offers preventative-focused ambulatory care clinic.

    Note: There are no emergency services offered at the on-base clinic. The nearest emergency services are available at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo.


    Holloman AFB offers childcare at two Child Development Centers (CDCs). They offer full-day, part-day, and hourly care services. Children as young as 6 months to as old as 5 years can qualify for childcare services. There are also school year care programs for students living on the base.


    Holloman AFB offers education options for those living on-base. The Alamogordo Public School District is the main district servicing families on-and-off base.

    There are two schools on-base are Holloman Elementary School and Holloman Middle School. Besides those schools, APS also has eight other elementary schools, two middle schools and a traditional high school.

    To learn more, call the School Liaison Program at Holloman AFB at 575-572-3944.

    Written by Veteran.com Team