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Wayne Higgs, a World War II veteran of Iwo Jima, was inducted into the Cannon  Airman Leadership School's Hall of Heroes during ceremonies Dec. 7 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Mr. Higgs is the 18th veteran to be inducted into the hall, which began as a "Wall" of Heroes in 2004.(Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. April Wickes) Hall of Heroes inducts new servicemember into its ranks
When Wayne Henry Higgs was born in Altamont, Illinois on Jan. 27, 1925, he probably didn't expect to be part of a battle that would be held as a sign of freedom for his nation. His part in securing America's freedom did not go unnoticed by the Cannon Airman Leadership School's Class 2007- B. They inducted Mr. Higgs into the ALS Hall of Heroes on
0 1/09
2007
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- JaKeria and her mother, Keri Williams, hold the quilts made for their family by Operation Homefront Quilters at Cannon. The quilters made seven quilts for the Williams famly in honor of Army Private First Class Satieon "Tee" Greenlee, Keri's brother, who was killed in Iraq in October. Her husband is Senior Airman Andrew Williams, 27th Component Maintenance Squadron, and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM veteran. Quilts help mend memories together
Keri Williams arrived to pick up quilts that represented honor and memory. She knew the quilts were made for surviving family members of those killed in action, but she never expected to receive one of her own. "You can look on TV and see what's happening in the world, but it's never real until it hits home," said Keri. She eyed the quilts with
0 12/18
2006
Master Sgt. Ken Oswald, 27th Fighter Wing Safety, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., displays a check as he stands in from on an F-16 compressor case. Sergeant Oswald received $7,000 on May 4 for improving the procedure for removing the compressor's blade lock, a procedure that prevents future damage and result in saving the Air Force $50,342. He will represent Air Combat Command for the 2006 Air Force Exceptional Innovator Award. (Air Force photo by Greg Allen) Cannon ‘Idea Man’ earns recognition, cash
Master Sgt. Kenneth Oswald, 27th Fighter Wing Safety, will represent Air Combat Command for the 2006 Air Force Exceptional Innovator Award. Sergeant Oswald recommended changing the technical order procedure pertaining to the engine compressor blade lock removal on the F-16 engine. The new procedures prevent future damage to the compressor case when
0 12/15
2006
Airman First Class David Chopik and Master Sgt. Eric Butt,  fold a flag during a special retreat ceremony Dec. 6 in remembrance of Capt. Kermit Evans, the the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosive Ordinance Flight commander at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Captain Evans was killed Dec. 3 as a result of a U.S. Marine helicopter emergency water landing near the shore of Lake Qadisiyah in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Airman Chopik is with the 27th CES and acting first sergeant Butt is with the 27th Communications Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Heather R. Redman) Cannon Airman killed in Iraq
Capt. Kermit Evans, 31, of Hollandale, Miss., was killed Sunday when the Marine CH-46 helicopter he was traveling in was forced to make an emergency water landing near the shore of Lake Qadisiyah in western Al Anbar Province, Iraq, according to a U. S. Central Command Air Forces Public Affairs release. Captain Evans was one of 16 military personnel
0 12/08
2006
Default Air Force Logo Investigation on downed Cannon F-16 begins
Department of Defense officials announced Wednesday the identity of the pilot of a Cannon F-16 Fighting Falcon that crashed Monday during combat operations over Iraq. Maj. Troy Gilbert's duty status was listed as "whereabouts unknown." He is assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and deployed to the 332nd Expeditionary
0 12/01
2006
Clovis radio personalities Duffy Moon (left) and Steve Rooney (right) perform their usual morning show live from Balad Air Base, Iraq, outside the recreation center. Deployed Airmen from the 27th Fighter Wing were given the opportunity to send live holiday greetings back home. In front of them are two footlockers they brought with them containing messages, CDs, DVDs and phone cards donated by members of the local communities. (photo by Staff Sgt. Craig Seals) Operation Thank You: Community shows appreciation to Cannon Airmen
Clovis radio personalities Steve Rooney and Duffy Moon of 107.5 FM traveled to Balad Air Base, Iraq, over the Thanksgiving holiday bringing holiday messages and gifts from home to the deployed members of the 27th Fighter Wing in what they called "Operation Thank You." Operation Thank You was put together as a way for Rooney and Moon to personally
0 12/01
2006
Default Air Force Logo Domestic violence undermines readiness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. There are displays promoting domestic violence prevention located through out the base. As one walks into the Medical Clinic, pictures hang in the atrium that were drawn by our children at the Child Development Center, depicting the prevention of domestic violence. One drawing stands out; it is a heart
0 10/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo Celebrate a healthy Halloween
With Halloween on Tuesday and the aisles of the grocery store lined with individually-wrapped candy, it is not surprising that this time of year is one of the most profitable for the candy industry, nor is it that one-third of American children and adolescents are either obese, overweight or becoming obese. According to the Robert Wood Johnson
0 10/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo 27th SFS Airmen train with Soldiers for Iraq duty
Two hours of dry runs are over. Collective focus and stress levels rise as Fort Lewis Range 26 goes hot; the next assault would be live-fire. A fire team forms a four-man stack and moves to a building under the cover of smoke. Hand signals establish who would lead the assault, who would cover and who would breech. A shoulder pat gives the silent
0 10/27
2006
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Capt. Kristin Hubbard, a pilot with the 522nd Fighter Squadron, speaks with Steve Rooney, a local radio personality on 107.5 FM, during a live broadcast on Oct 5. Captain Hubbard and other  522 Airmen spoke about their career fields and military experiences. Talk show hosts Rooney and Duffy Moon visit Cannon regularly for an early morning show about Airmen and base activities. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Randi Rickards)
Local radio tell Cannon story

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2006
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