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F-16 formal training unit to stay at Holloman AFB

plane taking off from runway with trees in background

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Holloman's 8th Fighter Squadron, takes off down the runway, April 10, 2019, on Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La. Lt. Col. The Secretary of the Air Force designated Holloman as the permanent location for an F-16 Block 40 Formal Training Unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The Secretary of the Air Force designated Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, as the permanent location for an F-16 Block 40 Formal Training Unit.

The unit, the 8th Fighter Squadron, includes 28 aircraft and approximately 185 officers, civilians and maintenance contractors that moved to Holloman as an interim location to make room for the growing number of F-35As at their former home at Hill AFB, Utah. A second F-16 FTU based at Luke AFB, Arizona, which was previously scheduled to relocate, will remain in place

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F-16 formal training unit to stay at Holloman AFB

plane taking off from runway with trees in background

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Holloman's 8th Fighter Squadron, takes off down the runway, April 10, 2019, on Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La. Lt. Col. The Secretary of the Air Force designated Holloman as the permanent location for an F-16 Block 40 Formal Training Unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The Secretary of the Air Force designated Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, as the permanent location for an F-16 Block 40 Formal Training Unit.

The unit, the 8th Fighter Squadron, includes 28 aircraft and approximately 185 officers, civilians and maintenance contractors that moved to Holloman as an interim location to make room for the growing number of F-35As at their former home at Hill AFB, Utah. A second F-16 FTU based at Luke AFB, Arizona, which was previously scheduled to relocate, will remain in place

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