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CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The Dance and Cheer Force entertained audiences Saturday. The Dance and Cheer Force is for girls ages three to 16 in the Clovis and Portales base housing and Cannon’s youth program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Janet Taylor-Birkey) Kite Karnival makes a hit for third year
It has been said the wind always blows in this part of New Mexico. Unless the wind is needed for Cannon’s 3rd Annual Kite Karnival. While there was little wind for the Karnival at Doc Stewart Park, attendees enjoyed a variety of activities such as free games and rides, entertainment by the Dance and Cheer Force, making their own miniature kites
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2006
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Airman 1st Class Ryan Sollars, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, high-crawls in a line of his teammates while one of their 27th Security Forces Squadron instructors, Senior Airman Brian Flanagan, makes sure nobody raises too high. The high-crawls were part of a Warrior Week training course held here Monday through today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas Trower) Warrior Week keeps Team Cannon prepared
More than 1,600 Airmen from throughout the 27th Fighter Wing set aside their usual duties over the last five days to participate in Warrior Week. “I’m proud of the men and women of the 27th Fighter Wing,” said Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter Wing commander. “This week we pre-empted our operation and maintenance training to enable us to focus on
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2006
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Across the back row: Mychelle Simms, Mesa Elementary School teacher, Ronda Cole, Kirtland Air Force Bae, N.M., Lt. Col. James Lewis, 27th Mission Support Group deputy commander, Rhonda Seindenwurn, Clovis Municipal School superintendent, Jane West and Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter Wing commander, visit with a team from one of the habitats on display. (U.S. Air Force photo by Janet Taylor-Birkey) Mission to Mars gives children new view of universe
On April 7, Cannon’s Hangar 208 briefly changed its mission from storing F-16’s to setting up a Martian colony. As 350 fifth-grade students converged in the hangar to participate in Mars Missions Flight (MMF), they were grouped with children from other schools. MMF is a phase of the Air Force STARBASE La Luz Academy, a DoD program sponsored by the
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Clinic fights breast cancer
Early detection saves lives. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, affecting approximately 10 percent of all women in the Western world, said Tech. Sgt. Andrea Lee, 27th Medical Operations Squadron. While efforts have been made to achieve early detection and effective treatment, about 20 percent of all women diagnosed with
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Las Vegas game comes to The Landing
Tonight players will have the opportunity to take their chances at a $300 prize in a Texas Hold’em Tournament at The Landing. Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7 p.m. A disc jockey will perform at 9 p.m. in the Pit. The basics of the game are simple but can take a lifetime to master according to Chief Master Sgt. Gary
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Assistance Fund drive heads down home stretch
The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is one of the four foundations funded by the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF), but is, perhaps, the most notable for Airmen. AFAS assists Airmen of need, and according to one Cannon Airman, that is just what it has done. Tech. Sgt. Heather Jones, 27th Comptroller Squadron, benefited from AFAS help on two different
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Cannon adopts program to minimize paperwork, streamline transfers
Beginning April 17 the 27th Medical Group providers will be using a new computer program to document healthcare. This program is part of a new computer information system being added to the medical treatment facilities’ (MTF) existing technologies. This system is replacing current paper-based records with a permanent, computer-based patient
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2006
Default Air Force Logo AADD volunteers take care of fellow Airmen
“How bad would it feel coming to work and knowing that a fellow Airman you worked with, or someone in the next squadron was killed because there was nobody there to help them get home?” asked president of the Cannon Airmen Against Drunk Driving program Senior Airman Brianna Scott, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron. That is her no-holds barred
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Wildfires torch Land of Enchantment’s landscape
Known as the “Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico is also known as the land of high winds and burn bans. This lethal combination lends itself to the simple, but emphatic, advice of Bruce Ford, Assistant Chief for Fire Prevention, Cannon Fire and Emergency Services, when near wildfires; “Stay away from them!” But it’s not just the risk of being burned
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Earth Day ‘Caught in the act’ competition begins Monday
Global warming trends and shortage of natural resources are debatable, but there is little debate that people worldwide need to take care of the Earth. The goal of making people aware of their role and responsibility in taking care of planet Earth is something embraced on both sides of the political platform. According to the Earth Day Web site at
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2006
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