The name "Holloman" is closely connected with the stealth fighter Lockheed Martin
F-117A Nighthawk, because the first examples of the square-edged jet came to the 49th Fighter Wing
on the airbase as early as in 1992. Right up to the end the fighter bomber, isolated by the US Air
Force, was still surrounded by mystery. In April 2008 the era of the first stealth jet ended with
the phasing out of the fnial F-117, but soon its successor the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor will
crowd the skies over Alamogordo.