Whether carried or kept on display, this challenge coin captures the pride felt by all those who have spent time in service at Holloman Air Force Base.
Originally established in 1942 as Alamogordo Air Field, the base was renamed in 1948 in honor of Colonel George Holloman, a pioneer in rocketry and aircraft research. Today, Holloman Air Force Base spans more than 59,000 acres and supports a population of 21,000 military and civilian personnel. For more than 40 years, the base has been home to the 49th Wing of the U.S. Air Force, which today sustains a force of combat-ready Airmen, trains MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper pilots, and provides F-22 Raptors in defense of America’s global national security priorities. Among the many tenant commands it supports, Holloman Air Force Base has hosted the German Air Force Flying Training Center since 1996, which plays an important role in training the pilots of one of America’s most important European allies.
Minted in nickel with an antique finish, the obverse of this challenge coin features several of the aircraft operated from Holloman Air Force Base, including the mighty F-22 Raptor, one of the world’s most advanced combat aircraft. Rendered on the reverse are symbols of New Mexico’s enchanting history and landscape. These include the red sun symbol, which is featured prominently on the New Mexico state flag, and the Yucca plant, a common sight across the lower elevations of the state.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.
This coin features an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.