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(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
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2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic) AF adopts new dragon
Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, the Air Force chief information officer, and Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, the Air Force director of future operations, have partnered to increase awareness of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity to protect the Air Force mission, personnel and their families.“We are thrilled with this new partnership,” Whelan
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2015
(U.S. Air Force courtesy photo/Senior Airman Chip Slack) Managing stress in a healthy way
Let’s face it, we all face challenges in life and these challenges often come with a significant amount of stress. Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response and can have profound effects on us. While stress can be positive, keeping us alert and ready to avoid potential dangers, it becomes negative when a
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2015
A young Air Commando tackles the obstacle course at the Student Connections Round-Up Aug. 13, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The Round-Up was designed to improve quality of life for Cannon kids, creating an environment where they could learn new skills and make new friends before their first day of school. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi) Student Round-Up celebrates new school year, new students
Days before the new academic year began in surrounding school districts, children of Cannon’s Air Commandos had the chance to learn about the base and make new friends at the second annual Student Connections Round-Up Aug.13. “The overarching goal of the day was to connect students new to Cannon with established students,” said Lori Dunn, 27th
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2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Chip Slack)	National Aviation Day
The United States Air Force relies heavily upon its Air Commandos utilizing the plethora of aerial assets at its disposal to carry out the daily mission. On Aug. 19, Airmen and other aircraft enthusiasts observe National Aviation Day, a celebration for the development of air power.In 1939, the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano
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2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Quality of Life update: August
In case you missed the August Quality of Life meeting, here are some updates to current projects, information on closed items and a look at upcoming events:27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron- The squadron is looking into installing additional sit-up bars in the fitness center; bars are scheduled to be installed no later than Aug. 14. -
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2015
A firefighter with the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron secures a hose to a hydrant during an exercise Aug. 4, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. While Cannon firefighters were in no actual danger, evaluators were on site injecting additional benchmarks to add to the realism of the exercise scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Mercer) Spotlight: “Hot shots”
Practice makes perfect; Cannon's firefighters therefore took time to perfect response skills during a routine training exercise Aug. 4.Seasoned emergency responders planned a mock scenario at the munitions storage area, challenging crews to quickly access the situation and safely clear staged facilities. Exercising response capabilities is nothing
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2015
Gary Sinise a member of the Lt. Dan Band, interacts with a chid in the audience during a performance at the 2015 Canon Open House, Aug. 8, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The Lt. Dan Band and local musical artists provided entertainment during the free event that was open military and civilians . (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Phyllis Keith) 2015 Cannon Appreciation Day and Open House
After months of preparation and planning, the gates of Cannon opened to the public in the early morning to kick off the 2015 Cannon Appreciation Day and Open House, Saturday. The event commenced with the first-ever “Run Forrest, Run” 5K on the airfield’s main runway, followed by the Cannon Thunder auto show, door prizes for Airmen sponsored by
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2015
(Courtesy photo) Operation THURSDAY present, past
Members of the 27th Special Operations Wing were introduced to Operation THURSDAY July 9 in an effort to promote overall quality of life for Air Commandos and families. Operation THURSDAY gives Airmen the opportunity to take advantage of extended customer service hours for select agencies across the wing, and is designed for to those whose normal
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2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Enhancements to patient care
While TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer similar services, there are several important differences to these software tools designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries.According to a recent article by the Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs office, both TRICARE Online and MiCare, allow
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2015
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