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International service members learn with Cannon maintainers International service members learn with Cannon maintainers
Foreign allied service members came to Cannon Air Force Base for the base’s first international aircraft maintenance exchange in September. Active duty students from Austria and the Philippines traveled to the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 17, Cannon’s schoolhouse dedicated to keeping our C-130 maintainers current on their required training
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Default Air Force Logo Organization aims to help veterans
Throughout the country, there are many veterans who are at risk for becoming homeless with nobody to turn to. In the Clovis, New Mexico, area, however, Cannon Airmen volunteer at a non-profit organization that aims to reduce and eliminate the number of homeless veterans throughout the state.The Freedom Foundation of Eastern New Mexico focuses on
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Default Air Force Logo The Meaning of Service
Some years ago, I had the honor of meeting novelist and Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien. He was doing a reading of his book, “The Things They Carried,” a novel about the physical items the soldiers carried on their patrols in Vietnam and the psychological burdens they carried after the war. According to his book, “Men killed, and died, because they
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Blended Retirement System Blended retirement system: Is it right for you?
The military can often present difficult decisions for Airmen: Should you cross-train? Do you get out or reenlist? Now there’s another important decision for those active duty Airmen with less than 12 years in service and National Guard and Reserve service members who have accrued fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of December 31, 2017; do you
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Col. Stewart Hammons, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, presents Janet Day, 27th SOW secretary, with the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award during Day’s retirement ceremony Sept. 29, 2017, at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. Day served 32 years to the Air Force, 29 of them here at Cannon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman/Released) A ‘Day’ to remember
Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do: The Air Force core values explain what it means to be part of the world’s greatest Air Force. Luckily, those values carry over to coworkers who don’t wear the uniform, our civilian counterparts. They are a key part to completing the mission, especially here at Cannon. One civilian
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Default Air Force Logo 16 SOS reaps benefits from program coded by Airman
Thanks to the intuitiveness of an Air Commando at Cannon, AC-130W Stinger II pilots are able to ensure the right targets are identified properly and at a quicker rate in combat.
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Default Air Force Logo Cannon Airmen reflect on convoy missions
During the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, many Airmen were asked to fulfill roles that did not typically fit their daily job descriptions.
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Default Air Force Logo Fall back into safe habits this autumn
Pumpkin spice lattes. Corn mazes. Cooler weather. There are many reasons to fall in love with autumn, and just like every other season, there are plenty of ways to prepare and plan in order to stay safe and comfortable this season.
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Default Air Force Logo Celebrating 10 years of AFSOC at Cannon
Cannon’s Air Commandos are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the base being part of Air Force Special Operations Command by hosting multiple events on base Sept. 28 – 30, 2017.
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Tech. Sgt. Michael Farthing, 16th Special Operations Squadron aerial gunner on the AC-130W Stinger II, waits with family and friends to be presented his service dog before the start of the Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhounds football game September 23, 2017, at Al Whitehead Field in Portales, New Mexico. Farthing has deployed more than 10 times, has more than 270 combat mission totaling 1400 combat hours all while facing the threat of man portable air defense systems and anti-aircraft artillery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman/Released) Rebuilding Warriors presents Air Commando with service dog
Eastern New Mexico University’s football team won their third game of the season September 23, 2017, with the Greyhounds beating Angelo State 31-21 and improving their record to 3-1. Accurate passes, long runs and big hits highlighted the rain-soaked match; however, the biggest play of the night didn’t happen during the game. It happened before
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