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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Diamond Notes: Remember to take care of yourself
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of commentaries by Cannon’s first sergeants and additional-duty first sergeants providing mentorship and leadership experience to Air Commandos, while highlighting Air Force standards. The military way of life is one that demands a certain level of excellence and personal sacrifice at all times. In
0 10/13
2015
A Cannon firefighter assigned to the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron, rings a symbolic bell during a ceremony dedicated to the fallen firefighters, Oct. 04, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The ceremony was in observance of Bells Across America, a day dedicated to paying tribute to fellow firefighters who gave their life in the service of others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez) Cannon takes part in Bells Across America
Since 2011, firefighters across the United States have gathered once a year to pay tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters. Each ceremony is simple yet solemn, focused around a firefighter ringing a bell in remembrance of each life lost throughout the year. Traditionally marking the beginning of a shift, an emergency or a safe return home, the
0 10/08
2015
(U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Public Health advisory: Whooping cough
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, and diagnosed throughout the year in New Mexico. Coughing can last up to 10 weeks or more, which is why the disease is sometimes known as the “100-day cough.” The illness is spread from person to person via sneezing,
0 10/08
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) New name for AF Ground Safety
The Air Force Ground Safety program was rebranded as Occupational Safety with an official name change, Oct. 1. Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold, the former commanding general of U.S. Army Air Forces, coined the name “ground safety” in 1943 when he directed a ground safety division standup to prevent vehicle accidents. The name stuck and remained a part of
0 10/05
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) October is Women’s Health Month
Each October, women are reminded to put themselves first and make time for their health. Making your health a priority helps you stay in optimum shape and keeps illnesses and disease at bay.Women often put their families’ needs ahead of their own, ignoring minor symptoms year after year until they affect their health. Using preventive care is one
0 10/02
2015
Darwin Legette Ingram, president of Ingram Oil Company and a prominent businessman in Clovis, N.M. served as an active member of the Committee of Fifty, an organization created to develop a strong bond between the local community and Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Ingram dedicated much of his time to maximizing the quality of life for Cannon Airmen and worked to secure the additional land needed to expand nearby Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew) Who was DL Ingram?
Across the globe, the United States military shares a proud and noble heritage that reaches back for generations. Looking deeper, each installation enjoys its very unique and rich history. As a display of that history, every base labels some streets after various military leaders, heroes or operations affiliated with designated Major Commands.
0 9/29
2015
Air Commandos and members of the local community partake in a buffet of traditional Latin food during the Hispanic Heritage luncheon Sept. 25, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Hispanic Heritage Month originated in 1968 and is a time to celebrate Hispanic and Latino American culture and recognize their contributions to the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Cannon celebrates Hispanic heritage
Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sept. 15, is a time to celebrate Hispanic and Latin American culture, and recognize their contributions to the world. “Several of our states and many of our cities proudly bear Hispanic names and continue Hispanic traditions that enrich our national life,” wrote U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, in Proclamation
0 9/29
2015
A security forces member escorts a team of Air Force emergency medical technicians through the Commando Challenge during the 2015 EMT Rodeo Sept. 17, 2015 at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. Twenty-one teams of elite EMTs from 22 installations across the Air Force convened at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., for two days of innovative, high-octane competition Sept. 17-18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew) Cannon hosts 2015 EMT Rodeo
Twenty-one teams of elite emergency medical technicians from 22 installations across the Air Force convened at Cannon Air Force Base for two days of innovative, high-octane competition during the 2015 Annual EMT Rodeo Sept. 17 and 18. During this, the rodeo’s eighth consecutive year, testers required all contenders to execute their lifesaving
0 9/23
2015
(Courtesy photo) Scheduled power outage for Chavez residents
Base housing residents will experience a scheduled power outage on Saturday, Sept. 26 that will cause the Chavez housing area and the surrounding buildings to temporarily lose all power from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to Lt. Col. Joel Sloan, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron commander, this outage is required to support critical
0 9/23
2015
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) 318th SOS Airman engineers life of success
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of spotlight interviews featuring various Cannon Commandos. When writing great works of literature, many authors prefer to start from the end and work their way to the beginning, finding it easier to pen the journey once the destination has been determined. One member of the 318th Special Operations
0 9/22
2015
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