U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Rep. Steve Pearce met Thursday with Air Force Under Secretary Lisa Disbrow to make their case for expanding the mission of the southern New Mexico base to include F-16 training units.
Their first plea came in a letter sent last month to top military officials.
Pearce said Thursday that Holloman is a premier base for training pilots due to its restricted airspace and favorable weather.
The delegation says a decision on where to send the F-16s is expected within months.