54th Fighter Group
The 54th Fighter Group is the United States Air Force premier F-16 training organization. This selectively manned unit conducts formal graduate-level F-16 initial, re-qualification, senior officer, and instructor training for Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, United States Air Forces in Europe, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard. The group's 820 Airmen train 120 F-16 pilots, 200 F-16 crew chiefs, and 20 flight surgeons per year at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. As Air Education and Training Command's largest geographically separated unit, the 54th Fighter Group is comprised of two fighter squadrons, two maintenance squadrons, an operations support squadron, and is augmented by an active associate Air Force Reserve detachment and Airmen from three partner nations. The group's award-winning team implement an $89-million, 10-thousand sortie annual flight operations program using a $1.9-billion, 56-aircraft fleet of front-line fighter aircraft. Additionally, the 54th Fighter Group maintains several state-of-the-art flight training facilities, including operating the world's most advanced networked flight simulation center.
Address: 1210 Forty Niner Rd, Bldg 811
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Phone: 575-572-5400 DSN: 572-5400
Col. James Keen