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  • Planting seeds of whole Airman concept with community garden

    Air Commandos around Cannon have begun growing a community garden on base.
  • EMT Rodeo sees its 10th year

    Cannon Air Force base will host the 10th annual Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo August 7-11, 2017, here on base and at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. The two-day competition will test emergency response teams coming from numerous Air Force installations around the world as they perform lifesaving procedures during high-stress scenarios.     “We
  • Cannon’s auto skills center helps air commandos through mud, sweat and gears

    Lateef Mennis, Cannon Auto Hobby Shop mobile equipment service technician, has traveled across the world with the Air Force for several years. His primary role is to maintain function at the self-service shop at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., but takes it upon himself to help others, especially newcomers. Mennis says he sees a new face walk into the
  • Slick oil recycling program saves USAF over $300K

    One of the most important aspects of the U.S. Air Force is to ensure aircraft are put into the air and that they have the resources and maintenance performed to successfully complete their mission. Maintenance includes a wide array of processes for each individual aircraft, but there is one thing that remains static across all airframes: oil.
  • Air Commandos learn from Operation Anaconda

    Airmen from Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, participated in a virtual staff ride July 12 and 13, 2017, at the 16th Special Operations Squadron auditorium.  The staff ride is a form of professional development that was adopted from the United States Army, and is useful in garnering a better understanding of military tactics and strategy based on
  • 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.
  • Electrical systems specialists light path to mission success

    Every Air Force base and installation around the world requires electricity to operate successfully. Responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining this electrical network, electrical systems specialists ensure that our primary source of energy is always available. From space command communicating with our satellites to hospitals operating lifesaving equipment, every Air Force function depends on this crucial service provided by these experts.
  • Forging airpower at Metals Tech shop

    There’s a cacophony of noise emanating out of building 22 on base. Mallets striking bolts, grinding metal, sparks peppering the floor, the hiss of air compressors. The shop is bustling with work. Problems need fixing and the Airmen and civilian of the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Metals Technology shop are constantly in
  • In Memoriam: Lt. Gen. Donald Peterson

    The 27th Special Operations Wing offers their condolences to the family of Lt. Gen. Donald Peterson, Cannon Air Force Base Commander from 1988-1990, who passed away July 3. According to his most recent Air Force biography, Peterson served for 35 years, earning the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with
  • 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.
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