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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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2006
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
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