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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 673-10
July 29, 2010

Air Force Announces F-16 Training Mission

            The secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force announced today the transition of Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., to the F-16 training mission.

            The Air Force determined that Holloman has the capacity to accept two F-16 training squadrons and offers ability to synergize training activities with MQ-1/9 training occurring on the same base. 

            Transitioning Holloman to F-16 training stabilizes an enduring training mission and capitalizes on the existing airspace and range complex.

            Implementation of this action is subject to completion of appropriate environmental analysis.

            For more information contact the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office at 703-695-0640.