Goodbye German Air Force!

Photo courtesy German Air Force

For almost 20 years, the German Air Force has operated a flying training center at Holloman Air Force Base. But now they’re leaving by 2019 – what a sad development for our community. We have counted them as friends and neighbors, and it will be sad to see them go.

They’ve also been a major factor in our Otero County economy, with an impact of $50+ million dollars annually. With our county still suffering through the Great Recession, this is a heavy blow to absorb.

-Tom Jacoby