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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi) LGBT Pride month event celebrates history in color
The 27th Special Operations Wing’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month committee celebrated the history of the Pride flag by hosting a 5K “rainbow run” where volunteers doused runners in colored powder at Unity Park Friday.Before the run began, Tech. Sgt. Michelangelo Serio, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron
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2015
U. S. Air Force Lt. Col. Timothy Hood, 16th Special Operations Squadron commander, receives his first salute as commander during the 73rd Special Operations Squadron re-designation ceremony and 16th SOS change of command ceremony June 12, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The 16th SOS absorbed aircraft and personnel from the 73rd SOS, simultaneously inheriting a long and proud heritage from the 16th SOS. (U. S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chip Slack) Squadrons realign, restructure missions
Air Commandos and wing leadership watched as the men and women of the 73rd Special Operations Squadron transitioned to the 16th Special Operations Squadron, while congratulating Lt. Col. Timothy Hood, the incoming 16th SOS commander and previously the Operations Officer of the 73rd SOS, who embarked on his journey to command the next chapter of the
0 6/15
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi) To build resiliency, start by looking around
Editor's Note: This is a commentary by a member of the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Office. “It’s what you make of it” is a statement no Airman can go too long without hearing. More experienced individuals love to remind us that if we approach our work and lives with open-mindedness and optimism, we are bound to be impressed by what
0 6/12
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Mercer) Summer fun with safety in mind
As the summer season draws near, it brings warmer weather. With its arrival comes the uncontrollable desire to soak up some Vitamin D, and relish in outdoor activities with family and friends. However, more time spent engaging in recreational activities often leads to careless mistakes.One injury for the force is one too many; each year Airmen are
0 6/09
2015
Members of the 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron and 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron set up tents and organize equipment during an exercise June 8, 2015 at Melrose Air Force Range, New Mexico. During the exercise, finance and contracting Air Commandos received financial training and practiced managing contracts and contract personnel in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chip Slack) Air Commando field training for contingency contracting, comptrollers
Members of the 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron and the 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron made their way to Melrose Air Force Range, June 8, for a three-day pre-deployment exercise. Contracting specialists had the opportunity to manage contracts and contract personnel in a contingency environment, while comptrollers received
0 6/08
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Mercer) Youth employment for base teens
The Youth Employment Skills Program is an on-base youth volunteer program funded by the Air Force Aid Society and jointly administered by the Airman & Family Services Flight. This program, which is being offered at select Air Force bases, gives high school dependents of Active Duty and Title 10 Air Force members an opportunity to learn valuable
0 6/05
2015
U.S. Air Force Col. Matt Smith, 27th Special Operations Wing vice commander, delivers remarks at the ribbon cutting marking the reopening of the Drop Zone June 4, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Smith spoke with pride about the contributions made by agencies across the base in order to make the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron’s vision for the facility a reality. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi) Drop Zone reopens to Air Commandos
0With a round of cheers from Air Commandos, families, community members and the many team members who turned a vision into a reality, a ribbon-cutting ceremony hailing the result of months of renovation reopened the doors of the Drop Zone to members of the 27th Special Operations Wing Thursday. "This was a collaborative project,” said Lt. Col.
0 6/04
2015
A member of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron completes pull-ups with a 25-pound vest during a physical fitness standards study, May 5, 2015, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The results of this study will help the Air Force Fitness Unit develop and validate recommendations for occupationally-specific, operationally-relevant, and gender-neutral physical tests and standards. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Eboni Reece) 26th STS members participate in fitness standards study
Nearly two dozen members of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron participated in a physical fitness study that analyzes mission requirements for Battlefield Airmen.The physical fitness tests are part of an in-depth study to scientifically measure Battlefield Airmen’s operational mission requirements. This study aims to better correlate operational
0 6/02
2015
Default Air Force Logo Fluoride: Friend or foe?
There are many myths floating around about the mineral fluoride. These myths make it one of the most disliked and underappreciated tools in the fight against cavities. Myths vary from speculation about its origins, to the alleged health effects it has on the human body. To debunk some of these myths it would first be prudent to know just what it is
0 6/02
2015
U.S. Air Force Col. Ben Maitre, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, hands the guideon to Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander, during the 27th SOMSG change of command ceremony May 29, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Gilpin will oversee six diverse squadrons, all geared toward providing base support and services activities to ensure mission readiness of the 27th SOW. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chip Slack)  27th SOMSG welcomes Col. Douglas Gilpin
The 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group bid farewell to Col. Heather Buono and welcomed its next commander, Col. Douglas Gilpin on May 29. During a ceremony held on base, Buono relinquished command to Gilpin in a ceremony several hours before her retirement from the Air Force after 25 years of distinguished service. Gilpin, a Salado,
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