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  • Custom off-road “Bulldog” ambulances at MAFR

    Melrose Air Force Range has two new fully-equipped ambulatory vehicles to tackle the terrain. The vehicles, called bulldogs, were purchased to help ensure the safety of the troops. “Each of these vehicles cost $350,000 and are equipped for immediate medical care: gases, fluids, oxygen, anything that you need,” said Steven Coffin, Director of Range
  • Fixing more than vehicles at Cannon’s Auto Hobby Shop

    When it comes to variety in visiting patrons, few work centers can compare to the Auto Skills Center at Cannon AFB.
  • Defying expectations

    The 2017 Air Force First Sergeant of the Year never saw himself joining the military but instead started as a struggling artist.
  • Providing Support for New Mothers

    Cannon Air Force Base opened a private area in building 600, room 2061, for breastfeeding mothers to nurse children or pump in comfort.The Mothers’ Room provides a quiet and safe place for breastfeeding mothers to take care of their children, no longer having to find alternatives such as sitting in bathrooms or in their cars.“Mothers need a place
  • Cannon gets newcomers ready faster

    Arriving at a new base can be a long complicated process, with tasks such as finding a place to live, learning about the new place, and the full in-processing program.With the recently established Commando Ready Center, in-processing has been condensed from over a week to three days by providing all required training in one central location.“It’s a
  • Adventure Year Round with Outdoor Recreation

    Summer can be one of the greatest times of the year for adventure, whether it be the rush of cold water as you dive into a lake, the wind blowing through your hair as you zipline through the mountains or a calm horseback ride through a canyon.These may seem far-fetched being stationed at Cannon Air Force Base but that’s where Cannon’s Outdoor
  • McGruff visits children at Chavez CDC

    During a visit to the Chavez Child Development Center, McGruff the Crime Dog and other Cannon Air Commandos read books to children and provided bags of material for their children to help keep them safe. Some of the items given were for parents to help identify their children in the case of emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane
  • Keeping planes in the air

    Senior Airman Brandon Conover, 27th Special Operations Air Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems technician, has been working at Cannon for over two years now. He loves the feeling of ownership over an aircraft, as he plays a vital role in ensuring his aircraft, a MC-130J Commando II, can fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T.
  • If planes need fuel to fly, air shows need Airmen to soar

    Capt. Mercedes Derby has always enjoyed air shows. Whether she was working or attending one, she has forever found them fun. She believes it’s interesting to find out how much goes on behind the scenes of one.
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