Holloman AFB to lose 250 jobs when F-22 leaves
Posted at: 09/28/2012 8:05 AM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An estimated 250 jobs will be lost at Holloman Air Force Base next year when the base loses its F-22 Raptor fighters.
The detachment of the 44th Fighter Group and its fleet of F-22s is moving to Tyndall Air Force Base. Col. Scott Crogg says the detachment is an Air Force Reserve unit that will support a new F-22 combat squadron standing up at Tyndall in spring 2013.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that Holloman has been a schoolhouse for F-22 pilots since mid-2008.
The Air Force announced the base outside Alamogordo would lose its F-22s in a consolidation effort after a 2009 decision to stop buying the costly planes in favor of the new F-35 fighter.
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