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Two 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Controllers assigned to Radar Approach Control view a display screen showing aircraft in the surrounding airspace Jan. 6, 2017, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The RAPCON team is responsible for any air craft in their airspace including non-military flights coming from nearby air traffic facilities, also known as overflights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman/Released) RAPCON: The guides of the sky
The cockpit windows on most U.S. Air Force aircraft don’t exactly present the grandest of views into the surrounding airspace for pilots. In fact, if there is any kind of inclement weather, the windows reveal nothing and are rendered useless. So how do pilots fly with a calm confidence when they can’t see in front of them? Of course, they rely on
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Default Air Force Logo Legal Office offers tax tips
The Air Force Tax Assistance Program has evolved over time to best meet mission requirements while addressing practical manning and budgetary realities. In 2016, unit tax representatives were discontinued and replaced with a new policy to benefit Air Commandos.In the past, a number of bases have offered one-on-one tax preparation services to Airmen
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Air Commandos visit the Norman and Vi Petty Rock and Roll Museum as part of the Clovis Newcomers Community Tour Jan. 18, 2017 in Clovis, N.M. The tour, hosted by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Committee of 50 military affairs committee, introduces new Air Commandos to industries, history and entertainment options in Clovis. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Shelby Kay-Fantozzi/ released) Cannon, Clovis kick off community tours
In an effort to show Air Commandos what Clovis, New Mexico, has to offer, the Committee of 50 and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce led the first Newcomers Community Tour Wednesday. The quality of life initiative, which showed off industries, history and entertainment options in Clovis, took several first-term Airmen and newcomers on a
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Default Air Force Logo Media Release: Cannon Airman dies after physical training
A 27th Special Operations Wing Airman collapsed while exercising on base Jan. 20 around 8:45 a.m. She was transported to medical facilities and subsequently declared deceased.The Airman’s name is being withheld until 24 hours after the next of kin has been notified. The cause and details surrounding the death are under investigation.More
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Chief Master Sgt. Davide Keaton, 26th Special Tactics Squadron superintendent, speaks during his retirement ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017. Over the course of Keaton's 30-year career, he was decorated nine times for actions that saved dozens -- if not hundreds-- on and off the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) In the company of heroes: Pararescue chief retires after 30 years
Over the course of his thirty-year career, he was decorated nine times for actions that saved dozens--if not hundreds--on and off the battlefield. He was a major command pararescueman of the year, an Air Force Pitsenbarger Award recipient valor under fire, and AF pararescue senior NCO of the year, and the AF Lance P. Sijan senior NCO of the year.
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Cannon’s Base Honor Guard presents the colors at the start of a MH-53J Pave Low III dedication ceremony, Jan. 17, 2017, at the air park on Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. More than 150 Air Commandos and community members were in attendance of the ceremony to witness the newly restored helicopter take its place among the other aircraft on display by the front gate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman/Released) Historic Pave Low dedicated to Cannon’s Air Park
A historic MH-53J Pave Low III helicopter was dedicated to Cannon Air Force Base’s air park during a ceremony Jan. 17, 2017, on base. More than 150 Air Commandos and community members, along with past and present leaders in Air Force Special Operations Command, were in attendance of the ceremony to witness the newly restored helicopter take its
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Airmen assigned to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., participate in a full mission profile exercise during the Green Beret Experience, Dec. 15, 2016 at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. Taught by U.S. Army Green Berets, the Green Beret Experience is a four-day event featuring weapons and ground operations training intended give Airmen an idea of what it's like to be a member of the Army's elite ground force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr./Released) Green Beret Experience: Air Commandos try ground ops
 The United States Special Operations Command owes its existence to Operation Eagle Claw, a joint mission that fell apart over the deserts of Iran in 1980. Since USSOCOM’s 1987 activation, Special Operations Forces from each branch of the DoD have trained extensively on how to work as a team. For members of Have Ace-West led by U.S. Army Chief
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Default Air Force Logo Special Observance: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday will occur January 16th with the theme, ‘Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off,’ to honor the first African-American and non-U.S. President to receive an official holiday.  This holiday reiterates the importance of using the examples Dr. King displayed throughout his life.  So let us
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Default Air Force Logo Protect your skin in the colder months
It’s cold outside and you might think that sun protection is for the summer.  Even though the temperature is cooler, the sun is still powerful, so continue to wear sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) of at least 15 with both UVA and UVB protection every day.Though you may want that sun-kissed look year round, you should stay away from indoor
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Fuels technicians with the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron run through an inspection checklist on an MC-130J, November 16, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Fuels technicians are part of a large group of Cannon Air Commandos who work through the night to keep aircraft flying. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Shelby Kay-Fantozzi/released) Cannon after dark: A night in photos
Like any job at any time, the work comes in waves for the Air Commandos who take care of Cannon’s air assets through the night. Late on a quiet night in November, some of the Airmen fleshing out Air Force Special Operations Command’s “any place, any time, anywhere” mission offered their thoughts on what makes nighttime work different. “On the mid
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