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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
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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
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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
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2015
Civil Air Patrol officially joined the active duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees as a member of the U.S. Air Force’s Total Force Aug. 28.  Civil Air Patrol a member of USAF’s Total Force
Civil Air Patrol officially joined the active duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees as a member of the U.S. Air Force’s Total Force Aug. 28. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh made the announcement the same day, acknowledging the all-volunteer Air Force
0 9/18
2015
(U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) USAF celebrates 68 years
Air Force Special Operations Command provides highly-trained, rapidly-deployable combat-ready Air Commandos to conduct and support global special operations missions. As you read this, Special Operations Forces members around the world are actively engaged in on-going campaigns ranging from precision application of firepower, to infiltration,
0 9/17
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Cannon honors POW/MIA service members
Each year, ceremonies affirming America’s commitment to bring home its Prisoner of War and Missing in Action service members are held across the country on military installations and ships at sea; at state capitals, schools and churches; by national veteran and civic organizations, police and fire departments, and a plethora of other agencies.
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2015
(Courtesy photo) The sweet spot: Nutrition, oral health
It is a given that good nutrition is important for general health and wellbeing. In today’s day and age, with the abundance of science and dietary research available to us, we are more conscience about what we put into our bodies than ever before.Most people with a basic knowledge of oral hygiene know that sugar is bad for their teeth. While this
0 9/14
2015
(Courtesy photo) Welcome to the Wild West
As many of us prepare for fall and start to travel within New Mexico, it is important to be aware of our surroundings. Rabbits, hares and prairie dogs are endemic to this region. These small animals may be cute and fuzzy, but take caution - they could be hosts to ticks, fleas, and disease. The Cannon Public Health office recommends you to stay
0 9/14
2015
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Nathan Scopac, 9th Special Operations Squadron commander, and Col. Benjamin Maitre, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, reveal a plaque celebrating MC-130P Combat Shadow Lime 02 in a ceremony Sept. 3, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The aircraft, long an asset of the 9th SOS, was dedicated in a ceremony remembering its role in the Son Tay Raid, an attempt to rescue U.S. Prisoners of War from a camp in Vietnam in 1970. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi) MC-130P dedicated in ceremony remembering Son Tay Raid
This article is the first in a series examining Air Force Special Operations Command’s’ role in the Son Tay Raid, one of the most complex and dangerous missions in the Vietnam War. The cover of darkness; Air Force, Army and Navy coordination; a daring rescue requiring flexibility, precision, and tactical excellence. With news and entertainment
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2015
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