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(U.S. Air Force Graphic by 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs/released) New Mexico licenses approved as Real IDs until October 2017
New Mexico drivers’ licenses and IDs will continue to be accepted as a valid form of identification for entrance to Cannon Air Force Base until Oct. 10, 2017, according to a recent update to the Department of Homeland Security website.Besides state identification, the DoD/military-issued Common Access Card remains a valid form of identification for
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A Special Tactics Airman assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron communicate with aircraft during a Full Mission Profile exercise at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Oct. 12, 2016.  The FMP was utilized to integrate special operations forces and foster tactical maturity through deliberate planning and execution of a force projection package and enable Special Tactics Airmen pre-deployment evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez) Air Commandos get real-world experience at White Sands
The 26th Special Tactics Squadron trained alongside 27th Special Operations Wing units while conducting a full mission profile at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., earlier this month.The training tested the Air Commandos’ abilities to react to adverse conditions and complete a mission as a team in an unknown location.“The purpose of a FMP is to
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20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics technicians with the 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron discuss a repair Oct. 18, 2016 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit is one of many shops at Cannon that operates 24 hours a day, keeping the 27th Special Operations Wing ready, relevant and resilient any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Shelby Kay-Fantozzi/released) Cannon after dark: Night life with the 20th AMU
Editor’s note: this is the first in a series of features on 27th Special Operations Wing Air Commandos who work through the night. These Airmen embody the Air Force Special Operations Command vision: Air Commandos…Ready today, Relevant Tomorrow, Resilient Always. Long after dark on Cannon’s flight line, a familiar scene unfolds: a CV-22 Osprey,
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Operators and maintainers of the CV-22 Osprey with the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group, 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 20th Special Operations Squadron describe the advantages and challenges of the airframe to Tony Samp, military legislative assistant to  Sen. Martin Heinrich, Oct. 11, 2016 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Samp joined Matt Padilla, MLA to Sen. Tom Udall, on a site visit to Cannon for an immersion tour. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Shelby Kay-Fantozzi/released) Congressional Delegation observes Cannon’s mission
Cannon welcomed Military Legislative Assistants for U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich Oct. 11, immersing the congressional delegation in the 27th Special Operations Wing mission and capabilities on a base tour here.Matt Padilla, MLA for Udall, and Tony Samp, MLA for Heinrich, toured key 27 SOW facilities, focusing on intelligence,
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(US Air Force Courtesy Graphic) Inclusion Works
National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign raising awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of America's workers with disabilities, past and present in October.  People with disabilities are a diverse group, crossing lines of age, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation and
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Default Air Force Logo Maintaining the Multi-Mission: MC-130J Commando II
The 27th Special Operation Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit is solely responsible for the maintenance of all MC-130J Commando II aircraft at Cannon Air Force Base.September marked five years this multifaceted aircraft has been at Cannon. Its primary missions are low-level air refueling during low-visibility for special
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(U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Every smoke alarm has an expiration date: What's yours?
Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association, the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not so sure. A recent survey conducted by NFPA revealed that only a small
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Default Air Force Logo Airman Serves as Linguist in Vietnam
A Cannon Airman recently returned from a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency mission in Vietnam. Staff Sgt. Joseph Nguyen, a CV-22 flight engineer in the 20th Special Operations Squadron, returned from a 30-day temporary duty assignment providing manual labor and working as a Vietnamese linguist aiding the recovery of missing military personnel. The
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Master Sgt. Jeremy Phillips, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight chief, places a simulated improvised explosive device in the ground during IED training at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., Sept. 28, 2016. An IED is any bomb constructed and deployed in other ways than conventional military methods and commonly used as a roadside bomb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman/Released) EOD: “Playing a game of chess for keeps”
The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight performed counter improvised explosive device training at MAFR, Sept. 28, 2016.The EOD flight members encountered possible situations they might face while deployed including different types of IEDs and interaction with local nationals. “This training simulates
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Elsik, laughs as he speaks at his and his brother’s joint promotion Sept. 9, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Elsik and his brother, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Flint Elsik were promoted to the grade of E-6 together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams/Released) Brothers-in-arms, siblings promoted
Back in the early 1990s, two young brothers from Caldwell, Texas stuffed small, plastic, green army men into model C-130 toy airplanes. They lined up their forces across the room from each other and used mouse traps as catapults, slinging rocks of ammo at each other to simulate their toy battlefield and cause destruction to each other`s forces. Air
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