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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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Default Air Force Logo Government protects members from predatory lenders
As of Oct. 3, 2016, hefty fines, lawsuits, imprisonment, and other penalties can be enforced if the new “Final Rule” of the Military Lending Act is not adhered to.  What is the MLA and what does the Final Rule update mean for service members?   To be clear, the MLA is not the Service member Civil Relief Act.  Although the SCRA protects service
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Default Air Force Logo Hispanic Heritage Month: Embracing, enriching, enabling America
Sept. 15 begins the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. According to, this date marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. This celebration also includes the declaration of independence of Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18,
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(U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez) The Zika Virus: Frequently Asked Questions
With the increased concern of the Zika virus, you may find yourself with questions about this vector-borne disease. The Public Health Office at Cannon has compiled a list of frequently asked questions for those seeking more information.How could I contract the Zika virus?The Zika virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito and
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Veterans of the 20th Special Operations Squadron embrace each other during the Green Hornet Dedication ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 15, 2016. According to the National Museum of the USAF historian Dr. Jeff Underwood, for many years, there wasn’t much information on the Green Hornets until recently due to the nature of their missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman/Released) 20th SOS salutes veteran Green Hornets
DAYTON, Ohio – The 20th Special Operations Squadron paid tribute to its squadron veterans during the Green Hornet Dedication ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Sept. 15, 2016. A CV-22 Osprey, assigned to the 20th SOS at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., landed in front of the museum and
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Courtesy Photo 27th SOW’s POW and MIA Heritage
As the 27th Special Operations Wing honors American Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action with a variety of events throughout the week, it is appropriate to remember and acknowledge the sacrifice of the wing during the Second World War.  The personnel of the 27th Bombardment Group (Light) had been deployed to the Philippines just prior
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