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(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez) Air Commandos honor Police Week
National Police week has been celebrated for the last 54 years since President John F. Kennedy declared May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week it falls in Police Week in 1962.Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base are celebrating police officers of the world and the local community who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who
0 5/17
2016
(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chip Slack) Cannon honors CCAF graduates
Members of Team Cannon came out to support 33 fellow Air Commandos as they ceremoniously obtained their Community College of the Air Force degrees May 13. Despite the challenges of working long hours, familial obligations and the high-intensity tempo of Air Force Special Operations Command, 129 Air Commandos went above and beyond this past
0 5/16
2016
1st Lt. Lauren Lyons, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron Readiness and Plans chief, works on a landscaping project with another Air outside Building 600 as part of Wing Beautification Day May 13, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. From maintenance to medical, flyers to finance, members of the 27th SOW took time out of their day to clean-up the Cannon Community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Building a pride epidemic, premier installation
How do you build a premier installation like Cannon? You have a pride epidemic that truly spans an entire base. Air Commandos across the 27th Special Operations Wing stepped out of their work centers to demonstrate a pride epidemic for their installation, and worked hard to spruce up the base as part of Wing Beautification Day May 13. From
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2016
Chuck Hager, former Airman, sits at a local coffee shop April 19, 2016, in Clovis, N.M. Hager was commissioned to paint both the ‘Welcome to Clovis Air Force Base’ and ‘Welcome to Cannon Air Force Base’ signs during his time at the base from 1954 to 1957. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) History through the eyes of an Airman
Leaving behind the sunshine of a too-hot-to-be-10 a.m. high plains morning, Chuck Hager, a longtime Clovis resident and recently retired business owner, sauntered through the heavy double doors of a local coffee house, causing heads throughout the shop to swivel in his direction.Wearing a sky-high cowboy hat and a crisp white button-down tucked
0 5/11
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) New urgent care pilot program for Prime beneficiaries
To increase access to care, the Defense Department is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE-authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization.The Urgent Care Pilot Program, scheduled to begin May 23, is for:- Active-duty service
0 5/10
2016
Staff Sgt. Ali Williams, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron confinement NCO in-charge, simulates handcuffing an inmate at the 27th SOSFS compound April 13, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. When convicted of a court martial for infractions against the punitive articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice or when placed in pre-trial confinement, members are transported to the confinement section until their sentence is served or they are found innocent of charges. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Confinement section Air Commandos enforce excellence
When standards of integrity, service and excellence are not maintained, Airmen are may meet with members of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron’s confinement section.“Confinement is a program that the Air Force uses to house personnel who are convicted in a court martial of punitive articles of the UCMJ, which are articles 77
0 5/09
2016
(U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Cannon AFB Air Show promo
Join us as we celebrate our Ambassadors in Blue! The Cannon Air Show is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, May 28 and 29, and will feature many aerial demonstrations – including the USAF Thunderbirds and 27th Special Operations Wing capabilities demonstration. The Air Show is free and open to the public, with gates opening both days at 9 a.m. “I
0 5/06
2016
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Operation KUDOS
Cannon’s youngest Air Commandos were given the opportunity to participate in the bi-annual event, Kids Understanding Deployment Operations (KUDOS), April 30. The morning-long event was designed to provide children a first-hand view of what their parents go through in order to prepare for a deployment; and similar to real-world military operations,
0 5/04
2016
Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, AFSOC commander, is escorted by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Caruso, Air Force Special Operations Command command chief, out to a crowd of Airmen prior to presenting him with an AFSOC Order of the Sword invitation May 2, 2016, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. An estimated 150 people joined the command chief to present Heithold his invitation. The Order of the Sword, which is the highest award the enlisted corps can bestow upon an officer, draws its heritage from military tradition where non-commissioned officers honor leaders who have made significant contributions to the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Meagan Schutter) Heithold to receive AFSOC Order of the Sword
Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, AFSOC commander, was surprised April 29 by a crowd of Airmen who presented him with an engraved invitation to his AFSOC Order of the Sword induction ceremony.The Order of the Sword is the highest award the enlisted corps can bestow upon an officer for significant contributions to the enlisted corps.Roughly 150 people joined
0 5/03
2016
An Air Commando practices unsafe driving habits at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Human Factors & Ergonomics Society found that on average, texting while driving takes place by 800,000 drivers at any given time across the country; this act has been found to slow brake reaction speeds by up to 18 percent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Keep roads safe: Do not text, drive
As you all know, spring is upon us and the summer months are fast approaching. What does this mean? It means larger numbers of people will be out and about enjoying the warm weather. And activities such as walking, running, bicycling, etc. will become more prevalent in our military and civilian communities. As motor vehicle operators, we owe it
0 5/03
2016
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