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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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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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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
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Mercer) 2014 Water Quality Report
According to Col. Ben Maitre, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, an important part of our day-to-day operations involves providing high-quality, safe and reliable drinking water to Air Commandos, their families and guests. The annual Water Quality Report is the wing’s way of publicly showing the results of these efforts. It summarizes the
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Firework safety tips
Fireworks and celebrations go together during the Fourth of July, however, fireworks can turn a joyful event into a painful memory when children and adults are injured because of carelessness or lack of proper safety measures. The Cannon fire department wants Air Commandos and their families to have an enjoyable and safe holiday, and to remind
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Americans can send a service member something extra this Fourth of July
This Fourth of July, Americans can celebrate their independence by giving back to those who defend it for them with an Army & Air Force Exchange Service gift card. Exchange gift cards can be sent to soldiers, Airmen, sailors and Marines deployed to Afghanistan, Kuwait and other contingency locations to redeem through the Department of Defense’s
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Rachel Schaefer, 27th Special Operations Wing assistant to the Director of Staff, implements trust, concentration and constant communication during a self-taught acro-yoga pose June 14, 2015 at Hillcrest Park in Clovis, N.M. Schaefer and her husband have focused on physically challenging themselves by learning something new to do together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chip Slack) Learning to balance
One’s journey to self-discovery and personal advancement is a testament to the ever evolving strength of the human spirit. As Air Commandos, the trials and tribulations of finding balance within military life can be all consuming, or motivation to step outside one’s comfort zone to thrive. For Capt. Rachel Schaefer, 27th Special Operations Wing
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