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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
0 1/11
2017
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
0 1/10
2017
Courtesy Photo Show Me the Money: Successfully navigate 2017 tax season
It’s about that time of year where some of us ask the government to return the extra money we paid in taxes, while others pay the government a hefty bill because they unknowingly misconstrued the 74,608-page-long federal tax code. Yeah, it’s 187 times longer than it was a century ago, and even most tax lawyers don’t know every section of the code! 
0 1/06
2017
Tech. Sgt. David Desporte, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance section chief, left, and Tech. Sgt. George Mayo, 27th SOMXS corrosion control NCO in charge, perform an initial assessment of a MH-53 Pave Low helicopter Oct. 31, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The Pave Low was a multi-month restoration project the aircraft structural maintenance team worked on for a static display at Cannon AFB’s front gate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman/Released) Aircraft Structural Maintenance breathes new life into historic Pave Low
As resilient and durable as the U.S. Air Force’s aircraft are today, they are still susceptible to damage from the result of day-to-day mission operations. The responsibility of repairing these impaired aircraft and ensuring their structural integrity before returning them to the fight falls on the shoulders of Aircraft Structural Maintenance. “We
0 1/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo Health Alert: Curry County sees rise in Fifth Disease
Recently, there has been a slight spike of Fifth disease in children living in Curry County, N.M.  The Cannon Air Force Base Public Health Office has collaborated with the Cannon Pediatric Clinic and local county health departments to investigate the situation.  Normally, a rise in Fifth disease cases will frequently occur in school age children
0 1/03
2017
Senior Airman Nick Matthews, 16th Special Operations Squadron Special Missions aviator, reassembles a weapon system after breaking it down and explaining its operating system to Portales High School Math Engineering and Science Achievement club members, Dec. 9, 2016, during a tour at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The tour, which consisted of an AC-130 technology brief and an in-depth look at a powered-on AC-130W, was designed to give students a practical look at real world math, engineering and science applications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/Released) 16th SOS hosts, teaches local MESA students
The 16th Special Operations Squadron welcomed students from Portales High School into the special operations fold for a lesson in advanced math, engineering and science as employed by the warfighter, Dec. 9 at the 27th Special Operations Wing. Roughly 30 students belonging to the high school’s Math Engineering and Science Achievement club received
0 12/29
2016
Members of the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron talk with one another during an afternoon meeting at base operations, Nov. 21, 2016 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Weather forecasters at Cannon are responsible for creating forecasts pertinent to day-to-day base operations, flight operations, and contingency operations from installation to installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/released) Cannon’s weather flight: Predicting the unpredictable
Since becoming home to the 27th Special Operations Wing nearly 10 years ago, the eastern New Mexico skies have played host to an assortment of platforms ranging from gunships to remotely piloted aircraft.More often than not, Mother Nature favors the wing mission, allowing operators to hone their skills in cloudless, blue expanses; but because an
0 12/29
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Shelby Kay-Fantozzi) Everyday excellence: Honor Guard celebrates victory
Veteran’s Day weekend was a busy one for Cannon’s Base Honor Guard, according to the program’s manager, Tech. Sgt. Travis Eldridge. But the team’s efforts were rewarded when they won in their category at Saturday’s Clovis, N.M., Veteran’s Day parade.“We won the first place trophy for veterans’ organized marching unit,” Eldridge explained. “Our job
0 12/28
2016
Default Air Force Logo Media Release: Airman found dead in Clovis home
A U.S. Air Force Airman from 27th Special Operations Wing was found dead in his Clovis home around 10:15 a.m. Dec. 21.A friend discovered the body. The Airman’s name is being withheld until 24 hours after the next of kin has been notified. Details surrounding the death are under investigation but an initial assessment has ruled out foul play.More
0 12/22
2016
A mother and daughter from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., play together while waiting to board the Holiday Express, Dec. 1, 2016, at a railyard in downtown Clovis, N.M. For nine consecutive years, the BNSF Railway has invited service members and their loved ones aboard the Holiday Express to enjoy milk, cookies, and a visit from Santa Claus to show their appreciation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/Released) Holiday Express makes season merry, bright
Three steep steps was all it took to transport dozens of Air Commandos and their littlest loved ones from a downtown Clovis railyard into a winter wonderland aglow with twinkling lights, glittering ornaments and smelling of freshly-baked sugar cookies.In a gesture representative of the lasting bonds between Cannon and community partners in New
0 12/22
2016
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