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A mother and child look at the holiday lights outside of the Landing Zone during the holiday parade and tree lighting ceremony Dec. 7, 2017, at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. The parade included floats decorated by the squadrons and an appearance by Santa Claus himself. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released) Cannon AFB celebrates holiday with parade, tree lighting ceremony

0 12/12
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force selects 6 Cannon Chiefs for promotion
The 27th Special Operations Wing’s Air Commandos celebrated the selection of six Senior Master Sergeants for promotion to Chief Master Sergeant Wednesday.In an Air Force tradition, established chiefs toured the base to congratulate each chief select in turn, inviting them to join in on the celebration that peaked when all present selects reached
0 12/07
2017
C-130 Hercules sitting on Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, flightline. Cannon welcomes Hercules' power
A C-130H Hercules aircraft arrived on the flightline of Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, on Nov. 29, 2017, with no intention of leaving. The plane is being absorbed into the 16th Special Operations Squadron’s repertoire to more easily manage pilot training proficiencies, in addition to other positives.“The purpose of gaining the C-130H is to
0 12/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo Cannon Airmen help give gift of holiday spirit with charity drive
Cannon Air Commandos are collecting toys and gifts to donate towards a drive for children for the 2017 holiday season.
0 11/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo Changes coming to TRICARE
TRICARE is expected to make large changes to the healthcare benefit system Airmen, their families and retirees are a part of as soon as the New Year.
0 11/28
2017
Military Working Dog Candy, retired 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron canine, is given a medal by the unit’s commander, Lt. Col. Mark Hamilton, during her and MWD Chandler’s retirement ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 9, 2017. Candy was deployed six times across the Middle East and became one of the most experienced and decorated military working dogs in the Department of Defense. From playful puppy to protecting Airmen: How the Air Force raises MWD’s
Candy is a military working dog with six deployments under her collar, and on Nov. 9, she was finally able to rest her paws when she officially retired from duty.
0 11/21
2017
John Boudreaux is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force. In 2016, he suffered a critical sudden cardiac arrest. He was dead for several minutes. Less than 6% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive the trip to the hospital. John's doctors gave him less than 1%. Today, as a group commander at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, he bears the scars that remind him for every one of him, there are 99 others buried in the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) A Cannon group commander’s story of survival
The sound of tire treads rolling over a smooth driveway was the only sound that could be heard on the street Col. John Boudreaux lived when he and his wife, Susi, pulled up to it. Susi shoved the gear shift to “Park.” She couldn’t do it fast enough, and sat back in the seat for a moment. She collected her thoughts as she closed her eyes and let her head fall back into the headrest. Her mind raced faster than her car could.
0 11/21
2017
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
0 11/20
2017
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
0 11/20
2017
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
0 11/16
2017
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