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Lateef Mennis, Cannon Auto Hobby Shop mobile equipment service technician, has traveled across the world with the Air Force for several years. His primary role is to maintain function at the self-service shop at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., but takes it upon himself to help others, especially newcomers. Mennis says he sees a new face walk into the shop almost daily. Some are looking for help with their car, while some are looking for a place to escape from the stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) Cannon’s auto skills center helps air commandos through mud, sweat and gears
Lateef Mennis, Cannon Auto Hobby Shop mobile equipment service technician, has traveled across the world with the Air Force for several years. His primary role is to maintain function at the self-service shop at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., but takes it upon himself to help others, especially newcomers. Mennis says he sees a new face walk into the
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2017
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
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.
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2017
Maj. William Mendel, 20th Special Operations Squadron, sits next to Brig. Gen. William Holt, Air Force Special Operations Command director of operations, Hurlburt Field, Fla., during his Distinguished Flying Cross ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., May 15, 2017. Maj. Mendel and other aircraft in his formation received heavy and effective hostile fire during a mission in Africa, but managed to save the lives of four critically wounded individuals and complete the mission. He and other crew members were presented the Distinguished Flying Cross, a medal created in 1918 to reward those who display heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. Maj. Mendel became the 79th Airman under Air Force Special Operations Command to receive the honor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) Pilot receives distinguished honors
Maj. William Mendel, 20th Special Operations Squadron pilot, received the Distinguished Flying Cross on May 15 at Cannon Air Force Base for heroic actions displayed as his aircraft came under heavy and effective gunfire from ground forces while attempting to evacuate American citizens from a populated United Nations compound.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for Cannon Air Force Base is underway
The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for Cannon Air Force Base is underway from April 10 through May 19.This year’s theme, “Committed to Caring,” hopes to perpetuate the ongoing efforts of Airmen assisting Airmen through the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Village, Air Force Enlisted Village, and General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation.“The
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2017
U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman First Class Brendan Miller Cannon ACES works to strengthen morale
Airmen of the 27th Special Operations Wing have the opportunity to promote their own morale and welfare while at Cannon Air Force Base.The Air Commando Enlisted Society, or ACES, is an independent, Airmen-run organization meant to involve Airmen in strengthening their quality of life, and that of their service in the Air Force. The organization is
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2016
Emergency Medical Technicians from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., treat a car accident trauma patient during the 2016 EMT Rodeo Aug. 25, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Cannon’s EMT Rodeo tests the skills of medical professionals from across the Air Force through a series of innovative high-pressure scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams/Released) EMT Rodeo 2016
U.S. Air Force Emergency Medical Technicians gathered to compete in the 9th annual Air Force Medical Service EMT Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 24-27, 2016.The two and a half day competition involved 24 EMT teams from across the Air Force, both CONUS and OCONUS installations challenging one another for the title of the “Best of the
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2016
(U.S. Air Force Graphic by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez) AF Cannon Ball to celebrate heritage
Cannon Air Force Base will be celebrating the Air Force’s 69th birthday anniversary with flash and flare at the annual Cannon Ball Saturday, September 17 at the Clovis Civic Center. With the theme of WWII: Our Origins and Heritage, this year’s ball is sure to provide a unique and fun experience for Cannon’s Commandos.“The Cannon Ball Committee has
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2016
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Derick Faulkenberry, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron ground radar section chief, stands in the ground radar maintenance room August 23, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Faulkenberry was just named the Air Force’s Ground Radar NCO of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams/Released) Air Commando wins AF Level Award
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Derick Faulkenberry, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron ground radar section chief, has been named the Air Force’s Ground Radar Systems NCO of the Year for 2015.Ground radar systems maintains air traffic control, weather and ground radar equipment used to keep aircraft operating and the surrounding area safe.“We
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