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  • Exercise Keen Sword 2023

    During exercise Keen Sword 23, members of the 17th Special Operations Squadron participated in a full-mission profile combat simulation to hone their skills and enhance Japan-U.S. combat readiness and interoperability.

  • A Legacy of Limitless Devotion

    The original mission of the newly branded “318th Special Operations Squadron” of 1971 (formerly known as the “318th Troop Carrier Squadron”, flying C-47 Skytrain aircraft in WW2) was “to provide a global, unconventional C-130 force (COMBAT TALON) … for both limited and general war; secondary mission

  • Cannon AFB Pharmacy modifies services, adapts to patient needs

    On Oct. 24, 2022, Plains Regional Medical Center Pharmacy and Roden-Smith are leaving the Tricare market. This change means that patients are no longer covered at the two pharmacies and will have to pay out of pocket if their medications get dispensed. The Cannon AFB Pharmacy have modified their

  • 6th Special Operations Squadron is reassigned, provides new support

    The 6th Special Operations Squadron, previously the 27th Special Operations Group Detachment 1, was officially activated here, Oct. 6, 2022.The 6 SOS is an MC-130J Commando II aircraft flying unit that fulfills the 27th Special Operations Wing’s commitment to the Air Force Special Operations

  • 310th Special Operations Squadron Mission Video

    "We must transform ourselves from the AFSOC our nation has needed...into the AFSOC our nation will need in the future operating environment." -AFSOC CC, April 29, 2021.On May 4, 2021, the 310th Special Operations Squadron was activated at Cannon Air Force Base, as part of AFSOC's force generation

  • Airman accelerates change through persistence

    Carroll’s journey and level of success is a testimony to hard work, dedication and the impact of empowering Airmen with a culture of innovation. She did not allow a hurdle such as not winning a competition prevent her from accomplishing her goals.

  • National Night Out

    Cannon Air Commandos from the 27th Special Operations Security Forces and various New Mexico law enforcement and first responders took part in National Night Out, which is part of a nation-wide campaign to strengthen community safety and enhance relationships between residents and law enforcement.

  • Medic Rodeo 2022: Cutting edge medical training Air Force wide

    This is the first Medic Rodeo since 2019, following a cancellation in 2020 and 2021 due to the global pandemic. For the first time, the teams consisted of two emergency medical technicians, one medical officer, and one enlisted non-medic. This was done to incorporate MEDIC-X, a strategic initiative