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A German Luftwaffe jet flies near Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. (Courtesy/GAFTC Holloman)
A German Luftwaffe jet flies near Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. (Courtesy/GAFTC Holloman)
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For more than 20 years, a U.S. Air Force Base in New Mexico has been home to Germany’s largest military installation on foreign soil.

The Luftwaffe's Air Force Flying Training Center at Holloman Air Force Base has meant millions of dollars to the U.S. government, and to the nearby community of Alamogordo. But now the Germans are about to pack up and leave.

Simon Thompson from the Fronteras Desk at Here & Now contributor KPBS in San Diego looks at the impact.

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This segment aired on May 26, 2016.

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