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Clovis High School football players step off a bus during their tour at Cannon Air Force Base, NM, July 19, 2017. The high school students took a brief tour through the 26th STS facility and were quickly put to the test as they performed exercises that Joe instructed them to do. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) Clovis HS athletes take on Cannon spec ops’ workout regimen
Student athletes from Clovis High School gained insight into air commando culture after touring through Cannon July 19, 2017.
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2017
Senior Airman Darren Pizarro, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems specialist, drives his work truck to the next work site at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., June 27, 2017. Pizarro and his peers at the base electrical shop have already handled over 600 requests this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) Electrical systems specialists light path to mission success
Every Air Force base and installation around the world requires electricity to operate successfully. Responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining this electrical network, electrical systems specialists ensure that our primary source of energy is always available. From space command communicating with our satellites to hospitals operating lifesaving equipment, every Air Force function depends on this crucial service provided by these experts.
0 7/13
2017
Shawn Cordaro, 27th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Metals Technology work lead, drills a hole through a no-load fixture at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 21, 2017. This fixture is used when maintenance is doing maintenance on a C-130. It helps keep the aircraft from moving. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released) Forging airpower at Metals Tech shop
There’s a cacophony of noise emanating out of building 22 on base. Mallets striking bolts, grinding metal, sparks peppering the floor, the hiss of air compressors. The shop is bustling with work. Problems need fixing and the Airmen and civilian of the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Metals Technology shop are constantly in
0 7/11
2017
Default Air Force Logo In Memoriam: Lt. Gen. Donald Peterson
The 27th Special Operations Wing offers their condolences to the family of Lt. Gen. Donald Peterson, Cannon Air Force Base Commander from 1988-1990, who passed away July 3. According to his most recent Air Force biography, Peterson served for 35 years, earning the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with
0 7/11
2017
Lt. Col. Richard Hollinger, former 9th Special Operations Squadron assistant director of operations, pilots his aircraft during his ‘fini flight’ at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, Jun. 9, 2017. Dating back to World War II, the U.S. military has celebrated pilots’ and other experienced officers’ final flights either at their current unit or their career. Pilots use these celebrations as another opportunity to help train accompanying Airmen on their roles aboard the aircraft to ensure mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) Cannon leaders continue ‘fini flight’ tradition
The final day of work comes upon everyone. Some people take a long lunch with coworkers to hand out gifts and going away mementos. Others choose to quietly go out as they either prepare for retirement or moving on to their next job.
0 7/06
2017
The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
0 7/06
2017
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Shelby Kay-Fantozzi) Commentary: Supporting transgender service members
The air was stale in the hangar. Airmen packed the space, feeling the strain of one of the hottest New Mexico afternoons of Summer 2015. We were sweating, swearing, and snoozing our way through another commander’s call, squinting wearily at an enlisted leader visiting from U. S. Special Operations Command. Clutching a handheld mic in the center of
0 6/23
2017
A 105mm gun recoils aboard an AC-130W Stinger II at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 13, 2017. The 105mm gun needs to be manually cleared and loaded after each shot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released) Live-fire training with an AC-130W
The Airmen aboard the AC-130W Stinger II were practicing a live-fire training mission at the Melrose Air Force Range, at Cannon Air Force Base, with the 30mm and 105mm guns. Additionally, a few of the Airmen were students being evaluated in their respective jobs.The range that the base utilizes is an excellent training tool for special operations
0 6/15
2017
Campaign streamers line the walls on display in the auditorium room of the 33rd Special Operations Squadron during the 100-year ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 9, 2017. The squadron has roots dating back to 1917 during World War I and since then has had a presence in nearly every major U.S. conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released) 33rd SOS celebrates 100-year anniversary
A long military ancestry emanates from the command section hallway of the 33rd Special Operations Squadron. Oil paintings of past aircraft adorn the walls along with pictures and stories of the aircraft themselves. The lineage of the squadron is vast, dating back to 1917 during World War I. Since then, the squadron has played a part in nearly every
0 6/13
2017
Michael Chitwood, physical therapy patient, runs on an anti-gravity treadmill at the 27th Special Operations Medical Group Physical Medicine Office April 26, 2017, at Cannon Air Force Base, NM. An anti-gravity treadmill allows the patient to run at a percentage of their bodyweight and adjust that percentage over time as they get stronger. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released) The road to rehabilitation
Ask anyone what the Air Force’s most important asset is and the likely answer will be “its people”. The Air Force operates on the capacities of its people. If an individual is injured and can’t perform their job, the mission suffers. There’s no “boneyard” for Airmen where we can harvest parts from. The Air Force cannot rebuild an Airman, but they
0 6/09
2017
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