by 49th Wing Public Affairs
1/17/2014 - HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The
Secretary of the Air Force announced today that the 4th Space Control
Squadron, currently located at Holloman AFB, N.M., will collocate with
the 76th Space Control Squadron at Peterson AFB, Colo., this year.
Approximately 90 active duty positions will be affected by the move.
The 4th SPCS and associated equipment will be moved to realize
efficiencies between like units, create more effective mission training,
increase availability of deployable forces, and reduce the training and
sustainment burden for Air Force Space Command and the Space and
Missile Systems Center.
This move is one of several proposed changes for Holloman.
As F-22 Raptors from Holloman AFB transition to Tyndall AFB, the
installation is poised to become a training base for F-16s, which are
programmed to be in use for at least 20 more years.
Holloman AFB will receive 56 F-16s in their aircraft inventory by
October of 2015, with the first two aircraft arriving in April of this
The F-16 training mission will join the remotely piloted aircraft schoolhouse already in place at Holloman.
After the collocation of the space control squadrons and the F-16
transition are complete, Holloman AFB is ultimately expected to grow by
approximately 300 personnel, when taking into account all of the various
programmed manpower moves planned.
"The base continues to be a key installation for critical missions,"
said Timothy Bridges, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for
Installations. "It remains one of the most vital assets in our national