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  • Organization aims to help veterans

    Throughout the country, there are many veterans who are at risk for becoming homeless with nobody to turn to. In the Clovis, New Mexico, area, however, Cannon Airmen volunteer at a non-profit organization that aims to reduce and eliminate the number of homeless veterans throughout the state.The Freedom Foundation of Eastern New Mexico focuses on
  • The Meaning of Service

    Some years ago, I had the honor of meeting novelist and Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien. He was doing a reading of his book, “The Things They Carried,” a novel about the physical items the soldiers carried on their patrols in Vietnam and the psychological burdens they carried after the war. According to his book, “Men killed, and died, because they
  • Blended retirement system: Is it right for you?

    The military can often present difficult decisions for Airmen: Should you cross-train? Do you get out or reenlist? Now there’s another important decision for those active duty Airmen with less than 12 years in service and National Guard and Reserve service members who have accrued fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of December 31, 2017; do you
  • A ‘Day’ to remember

    Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do: The Air Force core values explain what it means to be part of the world’s greatest Air Force. Luckily, those values carry over to coworkers who don’t wear the uniform, our civilian counterparts. They are a key part to completing the mission, especially here at Cannon. One civilian
  • 16 SOS reaps benefits from program coded by Airman

    Thanks to the intuitiveness of an Air Commando at Cannon, AC-130W Stinger II pilots are able to ensure the right targets are identified properly and at a quicker rate in combat.
  • Cannon Airmen reflect on convoy missions

    During the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, many Airmen were asked to fulfill roles that did not typically fit their daily job descriptions.
  • Fall back into safe habits this autumn

    Pumpkin spice lattes. Corn mazes. Cooler weather. There are many reasons to fall in love with autumn, and just like every other season, there are plenty of ways to prepare and plan in order to stay safe and comfortable this season.
  • Celebrating 10 years of AFSOC at Cannon

    Cannon’s Air Commandos are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the base being part of Air Force Special Operations Command by hosting multiple events on base Sept. 28 – 30, 2017.
  • Rebuilding Warriors presents Air Commando with service dog

    Eastern New Mexico University’s football team won their third game of the season September 23, 2017, with the Greyhounds beating Angelo State 31-21 and improving their record to 3-1. Accurate passes, long runs and big hits highlighted the rain-soaked match; however, the biggest play of the night didn’t happen during the game. It happened before
  • ‘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.
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