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  • Health Alert: Curry County sees rise in Fifth Disease

    Recently, there has been a slight spike of Fifth disease in children living in Curry County, N.M.  The Cannon Air Force Base Public Health Office has collaborated with the Cannon Pediatric Clinic and local county health departments to investigate the situation.  Normally, a rise in Fifth disease cases will frequently occur in school age children
  • 16th SOS hosts, teaches local MESA students

    The 16th Special Operations Squadron welcomed students from Portales High School into the special operations fold for a lesson in advanced math, engineering and science as employed by the warfighter, Dec. 9 at the 27th Special Operations Wing. Roughly 30 students belonging to the high school’s Math Engineering and Science Achievement club received
  • Cannon’s weather flight: Predicting the unpredictable

    Since becoming home to the 27th Special Operations Wing nearly 10 years ago, the eastern New Mexico skies have played host to an assortment of platforms ranging from gunships to remotely piloted aircraft.More often than not, Mother Nature favors the wing mission, allowing operators to hone their skills in cloudless, blue expanses; but because an
  • Everyday excellence: Honor Guard celebrates victory

    Veteran’s Day weekend was a busy one for Cannon’s Base Honor Guard, according to the program’s manager, Tech. Sgt. Travis Eldridge. But the team’s efforts were rewarded when they won in their category at Saturday’s Clovis, N.M., Veteran’s Day parade.“We won the first place trophy for veterans’ organized marching unit,” Eldridge explained. “Our job
  • Media Release: Airman found dead in Clovis home

    A U.S. Air Force Airman from 27th Special Operations Wing was found dead in his Clovis home around 10:15 a.m. Dec. 21.A friend discovered the body. The Airman’s name is being withheld until 24 hours after the next of kin has been notified. Details surrounding the death are under investigation but an initial assessment has ruled out foul play.More
  • Holiday Express makes season merry, bright

    Three steep steps was all it took to transport dozens of Air Commandos and their littlest loved ones from a downtown Clovis railyard into a winter wonderland aglow with twinkling lights, glittering ornaments and smelling of freshly-baked sugar cookies.In a gesture representative of the lasting bonds between Cannon and community partners in New
  • Air commandos donate blood, save lives

    Air commandos donated blood during an Armed Services Blood Program blood drive in bldg. 54 on Nov. 16, 2016, at the 27th Special Operations Wing. The ASBP, a joint field operating agency established more than 60 years ago, hosted the drive from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in order to accumulate blood used for military blood transfusions. Army medical
  • Air Commandos learn local Air Force history

    History provides lessons learned for the present, but when used in a professional setting, it can facilitate a forum for professional growth. The 27th Special Operations Wing historian hosted an off-site professional development trip Dec. 8, visiting the location of the former Reese Air Force Base and touring the Silent Wings Glider Museum in
  • OSI spreads public awareness of holiday scams

    The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations put out a public notice of various scams associated with the holiday season to watch out for this December 2016.The bulletin states to be aware of scams incorporated into online, e-mail, social media, phone and work device use. According to the notice, online scams are usually centered on gaining
  • Community medical partners visit Cannon

    In an effort to continue good relations with local health providers and invite new subspecialty providers to join the Cannon network, the 27th Special Operations Medical Group welcomed community partners to its annual open house Friday.Healthcare providers from a range of specialties took the opportunity to market their services in hopes of helping

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