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Holloman AFB gets $85M for drone training facility

KOB.com Web Staff
February 05, 2018 06:39 PM

WASHINGTON -- Holloman Air Force Base will soon get a new addition.

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Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., announced Monday that the base near Alamogordo will receive $85 million to build a new training facility for three MQ-9 Reaper drone squadrons. The squadrons will be training units for new pilots.

Here is a statement from Heinrich:

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft mission is one of the fastest growing -- and demanding-- missions in the military, and it is of critical importance to our national security. The decision to invest in Holloman is a reflection of the tremendous community support and the exceptional training environment and expertise that New Mexico has to offer. Located just six miles from Alamogordo, Holloman contributes to the local economy and is part of a top-notch community that supports its airmen unlike any other in the country. This is a smart investment for a state-of-the-art facility that will create jobs at Holloman in the interim and hopefully for years to come. I will continue using my position on the Armed Services committee to highlight the unique advantages that our state and our people offer to the military.

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