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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testify before the House Armed Services Committee along with other Department of Defense leaders on their budget proposal for FY17 in Washington, D.C., March 16, 2016.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders present FY 2017 budget request
The military services’ secretaries and chiefs presented their respective branch’s fiscal year 2017 budget plan March 16 on Capitol Hill.Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testified on the Air Force’s fiscal 2017 national defense authorization budget request, and explained how it directly
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2016
Senior Airman Paul Alkoby, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, stands just outside the clinic March 2, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Alkoby has come to the aid of those in need both on and off duty time and time again, solidifying his status as a trusted care hero amongst Air Force medical professionals; he credits his upbringing and the Air Force’s integrity-first mindset for his inability to standby while others are in need. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Cannon EMT proves to be trusted care hero
From the first time Airmen lace up their combat boots to the last time they kick them off, the Air Force’s core values are ingrained in them. They are taught to put integrity first, doing what is right when no one is looking. They know they must put service before self, forsaking personal desires for the good of the team. They are expected to
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U.S. Air Force base honor guardsmen practice drills Jan. 28, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Cannon’s Honor Guard is charged with representing every member, past and present, of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Upholding tradition, honor
You see them at nearly every base ceremony, change or assumption of command, retirement, and award ceremony. You hear them coming; whether from the distinctive click of their highly-polished shoes or the sound-off of their movement commands. Wherever or whenever respect and heritage need to be upheld, base honor guardsmen are there. “To put it
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2016
(U.S. Air Force photo illustration) Tornado season need-to-know
Now that we are coming up on tornado season it is extremely important to reiterate the prominence of tornado safety within our community. Do you know what to do before, during and after a tornado hits? Do you know the difference between a tornado watch and warning? Understanding these concepts could dramatically mitigate the effects of a tornado on
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2016
(U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic) Women’s History Month: Women in the military past, present and into the future
March marks the annual observance of Women’s History Month. This month provides the Department of Defense an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of women in the past, present and how their contributions set the stage for future opportunities for women. The DOD has made great strides to integrate women into the armed forces. While you may
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2016
Among the many renovations and updates is a new salad bar in the new Pecos Trail Dining Facility March 3, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Base leadership stated that the wing prides itself in executing specialized airpower from a premier installation, and that the Pecos Trail is yet another shining example of what makes Cannon truly premier. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) DFAC re-opening showcases food transformation
After months of anticipation, Air Commandos from across the 27th Special Operations Wing were invited by members of the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron to behold a new era in food services at Cannon. Doors officially opened March 3 to the newly-renovated Pecos Trail Dining Facility – now restructured and designed as part of the Air
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2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Diamond Notes: Success through leadership
Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of commentaries by Cannon’s first sergeants and additional-duty first sergeants providing mentorship and leadership experience to Air Commandos, while highlighting Air Force standards. Having served almost 20 years in the Air Force, I have been blessed with the opportunity to learn from and work beside
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2016
Members of the Air Force D3 Summit teams share their accomplishments with Under Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow in the Pentagon Feb. 29, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force teams win at inaugural D3 summit
Two Air Force teams won awards at the inaugural Defense, Diplomacy and Development Innovation Summit Pitch Challenge, organized jointly by the Defense Department, State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development March 3 in Washington, D.C. The top six teams out of 500 submissions pitched their ideas to a panel of senior leaders on
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Congratulations Cannon senior master sergeant selects
On behalf of the entire 27th Special Operations Wing, please join me in recognizing Cannon Air Force Base's newest senior master sergeant selects:Master Sgt. Harley Ainsworth, 20th Special Operations Squadron Master Sgt. Armando Carrion, 43rd Intelligence Squadron Master Sgt. Billy Duncan, 33rd Special Operations SquadronMaster Sgt. Gladston Hall,
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2016
(Courtesy photo) Nutrition Awareness Month: Healthy eating, AF readiness and mission success
Think twice before biting in. Are you making a smart food choice? Healthy eating coupled with active living, is the foundation for healthy living, which is critical to maintaining a ready and deployable force. Optimal nutrition keeps Airmen performance ready –mentally and physically prepared for mission success. It enables faster recovery from
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