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(U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) AF Men’s Health Month promotes better health, better care
According to the National Institutes of Health, compared to women, men are more likely to smoke, drink, make unhealthy choices and delay regular checkups and medical care. While mental health issues are more common in women, men are much less likely to seek care. Many of the major health risks faced by men can be prevented or treated with early
0 6/07
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) AF continues to monitor Zika, infected mosquitoes could hit US this summer
As the threat of infected mosquitoes reaching the U.S. climbs, the Air Force continues to closely monitor the emergence of Zika virus infections to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. The World Health Organization declared Feb. 1 that the Zika virus is a public health emergency of international concern. According to the Centers for
0 6/07
2016
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an aerial demonstration during the Cannon Air Show, May 28, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The 2016 Cannon Air Show highlights the unique capabilities and qualities of Cannon’s Air commandos and also celebrates the long-standing relationship between the 27th Special Operations Wing and the High Plains community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez) Air Show review: Air Commandos on the High Plains
After nearly half a year of preparation and coordination, the 27th Special Operations Wing opened its doors for the 2016 Cannon Air Force Base Air Show over Memorial Day weekend, May 28 and 29. Roughly 26,000 people travelled from local communities and surrounding states to witness impressive aerial demonstrations, enjoy static displays and marvel
0 6/01
2016
(Courtesy photo) Revised policy for transporting privately owned handguns
Col. Ben Maitre, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, has directed an interim change to the 27th SOW Integrated Defense Plan, which authorizes approved personnel in possession of a current and valid New Mexico Concealed Carry License (CCL) or a reciprocating state CCL to transport and secure a privately-owned handgun in their privately-owned
0 6/01
2016
Joe Sherwood, Good Morning Lubbock news reporter, prepares for a media flight with U.S. Air Force Thunderbird #7 in preparation for the 2016 Air Commandos on the High Plains air show May 26, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The 2016 Cannon Air Show is an opportunity to celebrate the long-standing relationship between the 27th Special Operations Wing and the High Plains community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Shelby Kay-Fantozzi) Air Show expectations soar with Thunderbird arrival, community engagement
The roar of F-16 Fighting Falcons could be heard throughout Clovis and Portales May 26 and 27, as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds took to the High Plains skies.In an effort to get better acquainted with the community that supports the more than 5,000 Air Commandos who call Cannon home, the Thunderbirds visited with children and families at
0 5/28
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) 5,000-plus selected for promotion to master sergeant
Today, the Air Force announced selection of 5,109 technical sergeants for promotion to the rank of master sergeant out of the 21,504 eligible; 60 of Cannon’s Air Commandos were among those selected. The selection rate this past cycle was 23.34 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 543.62. Selectees' average time-in-grade was 4.04 years
0 5/25
2016
Senior Airman Kerry Segebart, 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron unit deployment manager, stands in his team uniform wearing a gold medal that came with a victory over the All-Armed Forces Championship tournament last month, May 19, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Segebart attended an invitational soccer camp to make the Air Force team this past April, and was among the 18 selected for the team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Segebart’s goal was stopping theirs
The most focal person on the field in many ways is the goalkeeper; they command the direction of the entire game – much like a general officer commands a battlefield. Coincidently, that person is typically also the team’s captain. That goalkeeper needs to be fearless; they need to have the mindset of accepting whatever challenge come their way. The
0 5/25
2016
Lt. Col. Joel Sloan, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron commander, retells the heartbreaking story of his and his wife’s struggle with the loss of three children to spinal muscular atrophy during the third Storytellers event May 20, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Storytellers was created to inspire resiliency within teammates and wingmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chip Slack) Third Storytellers inspires resiliency
It is true what they say: "Every Airman has a story." But when you stop to think about it, that only gets one so far. It is not about whether or not we have our stories, it is about whether or not we share our stories. If we share our stories, we are able to make a difference...we can change lives. The United States Air Force is comprised of more
0 5/24
2016
After months of diligent construction efforts, the 27th Special Operations Wing officially cut the ribbon on its newest dormitory facility during a ceremony May 18, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. With the number of unaccompanied Airmen assigned to Cannon still rising, the need for adequate facilities such as this are still high in demand to continuously improve the quality of life for dorm residents. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Another milestone in unaccompanied housing
After months of diligent construction efforts, the 27th Special Operations Wing officially cut the ribbon on its newest dormitory facility during a ceremony May 18. With the number of unaccompanied Airmen assigned to Cannon still rising, the need for adequate facilities such as this are in high demand to continuously improve the quality of life for
0 5/23
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month, and an opportunity to celebrate the heritage of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The 2016 theme is “Walk Together, Embrace Differences, Build Legacies.”Asian American Pacific Islanders are recognized for their many contributions to American culture; however, they faced a
0 5/20
2016
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