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(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
0 9/14
2015
Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. will observe National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day Sept. 18, 2015 to honor the memory of the 83,115 Americans who are still listed as missing from past conflicts. Among the names read will be Clovis, N.M.-native U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Louis Albright. Albright served as a crew member on a RB-29A reconnaissance Superfortress with the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, 5th Air Force, Yakota Air base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew) Clovis son not forgotten
For most people, the month of September signifies the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year, college semester or even a new career. However, for those of us who have served and are currently serving in uniform across the globe, September is a time to remember those who were killed in action, prisoners of war and missing in action,
0 9/11
2015
An Air Commando, participating as a student in a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, takes notes during lecture Aug. 26, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The class, led by the United States Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, was able to incorporate and apply lecture lessons to past real-world disaster and humanitarian aid scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Mercer) Cannon hosts first Joint Humanitarian Operations Course
Roughly 30 Air Commandos had the privilege of attending a 2-day course led by the United States Agency for International Development, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Aug. 25 and 26. This marked the first time the USAID-OFDA Joint Humanitarian Operations Course was offered for members of the 27th Special Operations Wing, giving Airmen the
0 9/08
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Mercer) Diamond Notes: Taking care of Airmen
Editor’s note: This is the third 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. Many of us can look back throughout our careers and admit we have done something careless and had to pay the consequence
0 9/02
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Child passenger safety week
According to the United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are one of the leading causes of death for children ages 1 to 13. Often, these deaths and injuries can be avoided by proper utilization of car seats, boosters and safety belts. During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 13-19, many
0 9/02
2015
27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron Airmen attempt to recover after a grueling physical, mental and emotional assessment part of pre-qualification for Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element selection Aug. 17, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The DAGRE training program at Cannon has recreated a very rigorous training environment to test and develop Air Commandos who have DAGRE team member aspirations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chip Slack) DAGRE tryouts test candidates
Within the United States Air Force security forces career field, exists a team of highly-trained Air Commandos tasked with performing a wide-range of Special Operations Forces missions. The Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element, also known as DAGRE, helps provide enhanced security for Air Force Special Operations Command and SOF aircraft
0 9/01
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Chip Slack) Air Commandos storm the stage
Every assignment is what you make of it -- a phrase that most Air Commandos continuously hear but many do not put into practice. Airman 1st Class Nelson Blackshear, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron commander support staff, saw a missing avenue for creativity and fun, and decided to launch the “Cannon Theatre Program” for not only himself,
0 8/26
2015
Cannon embraced its newest master sergeant selects as they ascended into the upper-most tier of Air Force enlisted leadership during the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony Aug. 21, 2015 at the Landing Zone at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The purpose of the SNCO Induction Ceremony is to formally recognize senior noncommissioned officers for their achievements and provide newly selected master sergeants with a comprehensive view of their increased operational responsibilities. (U.S. Air Force graphic/ Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew) Cannon inducts new SNCOs
Cannon embraced its newest master sergeant selects as they ascended into the upper-most tier of Air Force enlisted leadership during the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony Friday at the Landing Zone.The purpose of the SNCO Induction Ceremony is to formally recognize SNCOs for their achievements and provide newly selected master
0 8/25
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi) Celebrating women’s equality in a changing Air Force
On this year’s Women’s Equality Day, Tech. Sgt. Angela Hearn designed a series of events that puts “Equality” front and center.  “We have events going on all day,” said Tech. Sgt. Angela Hearn, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels quality assurance NCO in charge. “First, we’ll have team and individual combat fitness challenges
0 8/25
2015
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