NEWS RELEASE: 4th Space Squadron set to leave Holloman
By 49th Wing Public Affairs, Release Number: 14-01-03
/ Published January 22, 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 4 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 year.
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 security portfolio."