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Default Air Force Logo Force Shaping calls for early career planning
The Career Job Reservation (CJR) program is one of the tools used to maintain Force Shaping and to prevent surpluses and shortages of personnel in specific career fields in the Air Force. The program is managed by Headquarters, Air Force Personnel Center to control first-term reenlistments according to the requirements for each Air Force Specialty
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2006
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Cannon Airmen complete a 3.1 mile Earth Day fun run April 19 around Whispering Winds Golf Course. The 27th Communications Squadron had the most runners of the 282 participants, but the 27th Comptroller Squadron won the Earth Day trophy because it had the greatest percentage of runners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brian Ellis) Celebrating Earth Day Cannon-style

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Default Air Force Logo Military children volunteer, earn college money
Cannon youth programs can help teens earn money toward their college tuition. The Youth Employment Skills (YES) program, funded by Air Force Aid Society, offers high school dependents of active duty military members an opportunity to learn valuable work skills while positively impacting base agencies. High school students, grades nine through 12,
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Pet-friendly rooms at Caprock Inn
Cannon’s “pet friendly room” program has been in operation for nine months at the Caprock Inn to provide guests with a cost-effective means to allow animals to travel with them. Caprock has nine rooms that are considered pet-friendly and appropriate for families traveling with their pets, said Michelle Fry, Caprock Inn’s manager. Guests pay an
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2006
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Senior Airman Wilfredo Nieves inspects the safety wires of the main gun system on a M61A1 20mm gun. Airman Nieves is part of the Armament Shop for the 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron that has embarked on a new initiative to eliminate three days of aircraft downtime for each aircraft maintenance unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas Trower) Armament shop streamlines weapon inspection
Though maintenance shops throughout the Air Force perform preventative maintenance on their equipment, one Cannon shop has spearheaded the effort to minimize the downtime of operational jets in each aircraft maintenance unit. The Cannon Armament got a head start on Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (Smart Ops 21) eliminating three
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2006
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Kyana Burney, age 22 months, sits with the Easter Bunny during the 27th Medical Group’s annual Easter egg hunt April 14 at Unity Park. Families of the 27th Medical Group were invited out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a variety of Easter related activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Craig Seals) 27th Medical Group hunts for fun

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Default Air Force Logo Legacy of change continues with Cannon Smart Operations 21
During my 24 years of service, I have witnessed people wearing the blue uniform adapt to numerous changes in our Air Force. Simple changes that ranged from the location of officer rank insignia on the service dress uniform, to the wearing, and then not wearing of aircrew patches on battle dress unforms, to major organizational changes such as the
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2006
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Retired Marine 1st Sgt. Robert Simmons, who was inducted into the Cannon Airman Leadership School's Wall of Heroes April 14, recalls his experiences during his 20-year career in the military which included service in the Korean War. Mr. Simmons spoke at the ALS shortly before he became the 13th member of the  Wall of Heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. April Wickes) Wall of Heroes inductee recounts Korea’s ‘Frozen Chosin’
Every structure requires a firm, steadfast foundation and each piece of that structure relies on the foundation to uphold and support it all. The Airman Leadership School is an important piece in the structure of the Air Force and its students rely heavily on the foundation laid by those who have sacrificed so much for the sake of liberty and
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2006
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Jane West, wife of Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter Wing commander, an avid pet lover,  holds one of the cats living at Sundance Ranch. Sundance receives cats from a variety of places. During last year's hurricanes, they received more than 30 to care for at the ranch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Janet Taylor-Birkey) Felines find friends, sanctuary in Clovis shelter
When an unfortunate accident took the life of his cat, Sundance, Doug Johnson promised he was not going to watch another cat needlessly die. That was four years and more than 8,156 cats ago. Since then, Mr. Johnson has turned his attention to making better lives for homeless cats by building a home where cats can live until they are adopted. Some
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2006
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The Military Child Education Coalition action plan was signed April 7 by Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter Wing commander and Dr. Rhonda Seidenwurm, Clovis Municipal School superintendent. 
The action plan is a milestone in the continuing partnership between Cannon and Clovis Municipal Schools.
The purpose of the plan is to ease the transition of military dependant school children as they move into community schools and activities.
“I appreciate the commitment of Clovis Municipal Schools to expand opportunities for all students,” said Colonel West. “The plan required a lot of discusssion on the balance between fairness and opportunity”.
Lt. Col. James Lewis, 27th Mission Support Group deputy commander, who serves as a liaison between Cannon and Clovis Municipal Schools said Cannon is “fortunate to have such a strong relationship with the school administration. We have worked so closely in so many things,” adding that he thinks this relationship is one of the strongest in the country.
 (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Welch) Military Child Education Coalition

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