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. ‘Dirt boyz’ lay foundation for air power
It’s a common, definitely overused saying, but I’m going to say it: the Air Force is a machine, and every unit is a cog. When one fails, the rest struggle to keep the machine running. Every unit is important to the mission. At an Air Force Special Operations Command base, this rings especially true. My job is to highlight these parts of the mission, and connect it back to what makes them so important.
0 9/26
2017
Blessing Woksman, KAMR Local 4 News media reporter, sets up for an interview with Senior Airman Jillian Moorman, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 21, 2017. Woksman set up the interview to learn more about what air traffic control does. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Vernon R. Walter III) Media reporters get taste of Air Commando life
Blessing Woksman, KAMR Local 4 News media reporter, sets up for an interview with Senior Airman Jillian Moorman, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 21, 2017. Woksman set up the interview to learn more about what air traffic control does. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class
0 8/25
2017
Bees pollinate a flower planted in the community garden July 27, 2017 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The garden was opened in April and has since become a location for plot owners to grow plants, fruits and vegetables. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) Planting seeds of whole Airman concept with community garden
Air Commandos around Cannon have begun growing a community garden on base.
0 8/08
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.
0 7/20
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
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.
0 5/18
2017
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
0 8/25
2016
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