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Air Commandos spend time together at the Drop Zone June 4, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. After reopening its doors in June, the Drop Zone’s facilities including a dine-in restaurant, and  gaming lounge among others, have exceeded expectations for partronage establishing the DZ a staple for members of Team Cannon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi) Drop Zone excels during first month
With more than a month of full-swing operations to its credit, the newly-renovated Drop Zone continues to provide those who live and work at the 27th Special Operations Wing with a place to play.Home to the Tailgate Sports Lounge restaurant, a computer and gaming center, an art studio with a variety of classes available, and a host of other
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2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Mercer) Exchange celebrates 120 years with host of savings
In 1895, the War Department issued General Order 46 directing commanders to establish an exchange at every post.  Since then, exchange stores have faithfully stood alongside military members wherever they are called to serve.  Today, whether at Kuwait or Keesler, troops and their families know the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is there for
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2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Policy changes for postpartum Airmen
Air Force officials announced policy changes regarding fitness exemptions and deployment dwell times for new mothers July 15.The deployment deferment policy, an Air Force 2015 Diversity and Inclusion initiative which was released in March, increases the deferment from deployment, short tour or dependent- restricted assignment and temporary duty to
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2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic) OPM announces steps to protect workers from cyber threats
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber breach involving federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those impacted. As information has become available and verifiable, the agency has updated Congress, the Inspector General, federal
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2015
U.S. Air Force Col. Ben Maitre, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, presents the guideon to Col. Justin Hoffman, 27th Special Operations Group commander, during the 27th SOG assumption of command ceremony July 2, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Hoffman will oversee 10 squadrons with the mission of accomplishing global special operations taskings as an Air Force component member of the United States Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Eboni Reece)  27th SOG welcomes Col. Justin Hoffman
The 27th Special Operations Group welcomed its next commander, Col. Justin Hoffman on July 2.Members of various squadrons witnessed Hoffman assume command during a ceremony held on base. As the commander of the 27th SOG, Hoffman oversees 10 squadrons, all with the mission of accomplishing global special operations taskings as an Air Force component
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2015
A U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class with the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Radar Approach Control unit performs daily operations within the RAPCON June 22, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Cannon’s RAPCON members play a direct role in the wing’s ability to conduct mission essential flight operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Mercer) 27th SOSS: RAPCON
The airspace surrounding Cannon extends 17,000 feet upward and approximately 1.8 cubic miles around; Air Traffic Controllers with the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Radar Approach Control unit have the critical job of ensuring pilots and aircraft traverse this airspace safely and efficiently. “Our pilots and aircrew members depend on us
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2015
U.S. Air Force Air Commandos gather in the base theater for the first Air Force Personnel Center roadshow July 1, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The town hall provided detailed information pertaining to changes already implemented, those scheduled for implementation in the coming months and the reasons for the changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and the Weighted Airman Promotion System. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Mercer) Personnel team conducts enlisted evaluations, promotions town hall briefing
Personnel from Headquarters Air Force and the Air Force Personnel Center visited Cannon to conduct town halls, including leadership briefings July 1. During the town hall sessions, the personnel team explained changes already implemented, those scheduled for implementation in the coming months and the reasons for the changes to the Enlisted
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2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Mercer) Diamond Notes: The overlooked core value, a call to excellence
Editor’s note: This is the first 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. From the moment we enter the United States Air Force, our unique set of core values are instilled upon us by numerous
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2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Mercer) Comptrollers earn DoD-level recognition
Cannon’s elite comptrollers were recently recognized at the Department of Defense level for innovative efforts toward improving overall customer service and contingency training as a direct component of Air Force Special Operations Command. The 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron financial analysis flight was instrumental in leading the
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2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Exchange shoppers can win a share of $25,000 with MILITARY STAR contest
To mark 120 years of support to America’s service members and their families, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving military shoppers a chance at $25,000 in account credits with the MILITARY STAR “Because of You” sweepstakes. From July 1 to July 31, military shoppers will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes each time they use
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2015
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