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Default Air Force Logo 16 SOS reaps benefits from program coded by Airman
Thanks to the intuitiveness of an Air Commando at Cannon, AC-130W Stinger II pilots are able to ensure the right targets are identified properly and at a quicker rate in combat.
0 10/25
2017
Default Air Force Logo Cannon Airmen reflect on convoy missions
During the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, many Airmen were asked to fulfill roles that did not typically fit their daily job descriptions.
0 10/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Fall back into safe habits this autumn
Pumpkin spice lattes. Corn mazes. Cooler weather. There are many reasons to fall in love with autumn, and just like every other season, there are plenty of ways to prepare and plan in order to stay safe and comfortable this season.
0 10/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo Celebrating 10 years of AFSOC at Cannon
Cannon’s Air Commandos are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the base being part of Air Force Special Operations Command by hosting multiple events on base Sept. 28 – 30, 2017.
0 9/30
2017
Tech. Sgt. Michael Farthing, 16th Special Operations Squadron aerial gunner on the AC-130W Stinger II, waits with family and friends to be presented his service dog before the start of the Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhounds football game September 23, 2017, at Al Whitehead Field in Portales, New Mexico. Farthing has deployed more than 10 times, has more than 270 combat mission totaling 1400 combat hours all while facing the threat of man portable air defense systems and anti-aircraft artillery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman/Released) Rebuilding Warriors presents Air Commando with service dog
Eastern New Mexico University’s football team won their third game of the season September 23, 2017, with the Greyhounds beating Angelo State 31-21 and improving their record to 3-1. Accurate passes, long runs and big hits highlighted the rain-soaked match; however, the biggest play of the night didn’t happen during the game. It happened before
0 9/28
2017
. ‘Dirt boyz’ lay foundation for air power
It’s a common, definitely overused saying, but I’m going to say it: the Air Force is a machine, and every unit is a cog. When one fails, the rest struggle to keep the machine running. Every unit is important to the mission. At an Air Force Special Operations Command base, this rings especially true. My job is to highlight these parts of the mission, and connect it back to what makes them so important.
0 9/26
2017
Air Force celebrates milestone birthday Air Force celebrates milestone birthday
Throughout the world, no other military has dominated the skies like the U.S. Air Force. On September 18, 2017, it continues that legacy of air superiority by celebrating its 70th birthday.Since its formation in 1947, each decade has brought significant advancements and innovation to the force. Along with our capabilities, each decade has seen
0 9/18
2017
Destroyed boats Cannon AFB assists Hurricane Irma disaster relief
In response to the devastation throughout the eastern Caribbean caused by hurricane Irma, Cannon Air Force Base deployed Airmen and aircraft in support of relief operations.  The base deployed three MC-130J Commando II aircraft and roughly 100 personnel consisting of aircrew, maintenance, medical, security forces Deployed Aircraft Ground Response
0 9/15
2017
Ari Valdo, 27th Special Operations Security Forces military working dog, sits beside his handler before a demonstration at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 17, 2017. Known as “Ari” to those who work with him, Ari Valdo has been protecting Cannon for just over two years. According to Staff Sgt. Paul Little, 27th SOSFS dog handler, as military canines usually maintain their home base throughout their career, he’ll likely continue his adventures at Cannon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)  (1) Military K-9 unit: capabilities forged by respect
The military working dog is always one rank higher than its handler.
0 9/06
2017
A firefighter enters a room during a training exercise of a building fire at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 29, 2017. Firefighters train on this scenario once per year, searching through buildings filled with smoke, serving as an example of the many training events they complete to maintain mission readiness at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) Cannon firefighters train on rescue operations
A firefighter enters a room during a training exercise of a building fire at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 29, 2017. Firefighters train on this scenario once per year, searching through buildings filled with smoke, serving as an example of the many training events they complete to maintain mission readiness at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo
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2017
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