In Other News: Trump Stops at Luke AFB; Ribbon-Cutting Held for Holloman AFB Array

In Other News: Trump Stops at Luke AFB; Ribbon-Cutting Held for Holloman AFB Array

President Trump visited Luke AFB, Ariz., on Friday to discuss military weapons and technology capabilities and learn about the 56th Fighter Wing’s pilot training mission. During his visit, the president convened a roundtable discussion with cabinet members, congressmen and defense industry leaders on a variety of issues, including cybersecurity, stealth technology and F-35 development, reported 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs. “This incredible state is home to six major military installations, more than 30,000 military personnel, and thousands of defense companies,” Trump said. “Arizona’s military defense industries support 76,000 jobs and create $11.5 billion in economic output.” … Officials from the Air Force and El Paso Electric on Friday celebrated the launch of the Atlas Solar Array at Holloman AFB, N.M., a 5-megawatt solar facility which spans 42 acres and is dedicated to serve Holloman’s electric load. The array is made up of almost 56,000 thin-film modules that will generate enough electricity to power more than 1,700 homes annually, according to a press release. “The addition of this clean energy resource will enhance our resiliency and ability to better equip our installation while at the same time saving on taxpayer costs,” said Lt. Col. Joel Purcell, commander of the 49th Wing Civil Engineer Squadron.

Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

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