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  • Cannon welcomes Hercules' power

    A C-130H Hercules aircraft arrived on the flightline of Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, on Nov. 29, 2017, with no intention of leaving. The plane is being absorbed into the 16th Special Operations Squadron’s repertoire to more easily manage pilot training proficiencies, in addition to other positives.“The purpose of gaining the C-130H is to
  • Cannon Airmen help give gift of holiday spirit with charity drive

    Cannon Air Commandos are collecting toys and gifts to donate towards a drive for children for the 2017 holiday season.
  • Changes coming to TRICARE

    TRICARE is expected to make large changes to the healthcare benefit system Airmen, their families and retirees are a part of as soon as the New Year.
  • From playful puppy to protecting Airmen: How the Air Force raises MWD’s

    Candy is a military working dog with six deployments under her collar, and on Nov. 9, she was finally able to rest her paws when she officially retired from duty.
  • A Cannon group commander’s story of survival

    The sound of tire treads rolling over a smooth driveway was the only sound that could be heard on the street Col. John Boudreaux lived when he and his wife, Susi, pulled up to it. Susi shoved the gear shift to “Park.” She couldn’t do it fast enough, and sat back in the seat for a moment. She collected her thoughts as she closed her eyes and let her head fall back into the headrest. Her mind raced faster than her car could.
  • International service members learn with Cannon maintainers

    Foreign allied service members came to Cannon Air Force Base for the base’s first international aircraft maintenance exchange in September. Active duty students from Austria and the Philippines traveled to the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 17, Cannon’s schoolhouse dedicated to keeping our C-130 maintainers current on their required training
  • 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
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