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(U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) The Order of the Sword
Arguably the most renowned aspect of the United States Military is its reverence for tradition. Tradition is engrained in the lives of all who have raised their right hand while swearing to protect the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Few traditions, however, are as ancient and honored as The Order of the Sword. Founded
0 4/18
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Take part in a research study
Members of the 27th Special Operations Wing will have the opportunity to be part of a personalized medicine research study April 18 and 19.  Those interested in participating will have several opportunities and locations available to them: -Fitness Center: 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. -Cannon Clinic: 8 a.m. to 10:30
0 4/13
2016
(Courtesy photo) Know the rules before you fly that new drone
With sales of drones expected to approach 700,000 this season, near-misses with military and commercial aircraft have increased. Federal Aviation Administration statistics show a surge in "close call with drone" reports by military and civilian pilots: nearly 700 incidents in 2015; roughly triple the amount recorded in 2014.The FAA has stated that
0 4/05
2016
26th Special Tactics Squadron members prepare for their final touch-down onto a landing zone March 25, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Air Commandos with the 26th STS performed routine practice jumps as part of maintaining operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Special Tactics Airmen train to infiltrate via free fall
Members of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron conducted routine jump training March 25 just over the Cannon flightline, training to infiltrate hostile or remote areas where it is not possible for aircraft to land. While jumpers loaded onto an MC-130J Commando II, a ground crew worked quickly to establish a landing zone. And with safety consistently
0 4/04
2016
Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Smith, a veteran Air Commando will return here in June as the new senior enlisted leader for Air Force Special Operations Command. He will take succeed Chief Master Sgt. Matt Caruso, who will transition to U.S. Transportation Command. (U.S. Air Force photos) Next AFSOC command chief announced
A veteran Air Commando will return to Hurlburt Field in June as the new senior enlisted leader for Air Force Special Operations Command.Air Force officials announced March 18 that Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Smith will rejoin the command from a post as the command senior enlisted leader at NATO Special Operations Headquarters in Mons, Belgium. Smith
0 4/04
2016
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez) Spouse Flight Day slated April 15
The 27th Special Operations Wing has a straight-forward mission: Execute specialized airpower from a premier installation. And what does this mean to you for our Air Commando family? Well, the 27th SOW would like to invite spouses from across the wing to fly on a variety of airframes April 15 to become oriented and familiar with the AFSOC mission –
0 3/30
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) MiCare updates process for personal health record
The Air Force’s secure patient portal, MiCare, also known as RelayHealth, is making changes to the personal health record process March 28.Automatic updates to MiCare PHR will be discontinued; however, electronic health records will continue to be available through the Blue Button feature on TRICARE Online (TOL). Beneficiaries can use TOL to access
0 3/29
2016
An AC-130W Stinger II assigned to the 73rd Special Operations Squadron circles training targets on Range 10 during a live-fire training mission Feb. 3, 2016, Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. This was the first time live munitions had been fired at Range 10 in 45 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez) SOF Airmen stay sharp at Melrose Air Force Range
The 27th Special Operations Wing is home to some of the service’s most elite Special Forces warriors. From Special Tactics Airmen of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron to gunship, helicopter and Remotely Piloted Aircraft pilots, being a hub for high-octane individuals comes with a unique responsibility – ensuring the skills that make them a force to
0 3/28
2016
An MC-130J Commando II from the 9th Special Operations Squadron airdrops a Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System during a training exercise Nov. 12, 2015, over the Gulf of Mexico. This was the first time aircrews from the 9th SOS successfully completed an MCADS airdrop. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew) 27th SOMXG garners prestigious Daedalian Award
The 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group outperformed all others in earning the right to bring home the Clements McMullen Daedalian Weapon System Maintenance Award for fiscal year 2015.The Daedalian Award is split into four sections: mission accomplishments, effective use of maintenance resources, innovative management accomplishments and
0 3/23
2016
Lt. Col. John Kenyon, 27th Special Operations Wing chaplain, prepares for retirement March 18, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Kenyon has provided faithful service to the Air Force for 31 years and looks forward to what lies beyond active-duty service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Faith: Cannon chaplain retiring
After 31 and a half years of service, Lt. Col. John Kenyon is retiring as 27th Special Operations Wing chaplain at Cannon Air Force Base.Kenyon, the chaplain at Cannon since 2013, will be honored with an intimate gathering in early April and will officially retire July 1.Kenyon said the ceremony will be “short, sweet and to the point.”“I am not one
0 3/22
2016
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