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  • Diversity highlighted at wing’s first Culture Day

    Air Commandos gathered to celebrate the 27th Special Operations Wing’s inaugural Culture day, the combined celebration of ten Department of Defense special or ethnic observance months, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Friday. “Special and ethnic observances are an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and fellow Air Commandos we work with every
  • Operation THURSDAY

    Agencies of the 27th Special Operations Wing are keeping their doors open until 8 P.M. every Thursday to help meet the needs of Airmen working past normal duty hours.  These extended customer service hours, known as Operation THURSDAY, allow select support agencies to provide services to Airmen whose duty day may not meet standard operating hours.
  • Putting mental health in focus

    Nearly one in five adults, or 43 million Americans, has a diagnosable mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contrary to many other brain disorders, effective treatments are available for mental disorders. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time of year to bring awareness to mental health issues and available
  • Diamond Notes: Burnout

    Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of commentaries by Cannon’s first sergeants and additional-duty first sergeants providing mentorship and leadership experience to Air Commandos, while highlighting Air Force standards. As members of the finest Air Force in the world, we all strive for mission success; but it takes hard work and
  • Dead Airman in Clovis identified

      A 27th Special Operations Wing Airman who was found dead in his Clovis home July 6 has been identified.Senior Airman William J. Boyd, 27, of Jackson, Miss., was found by one of his roommates Tuesday afternoon.“This tragedy comes as a shock,” said Col. Ben Maitre, the base commander. “Every member of this elite unit is a critical part of our Air
  • Bittersweet: Limits of the Lemon Law, becoming a better car buyer

    Editor’s note: This article is not intended to be legal advice. It is an informational.Car buying is one of the recent topics more frequently experienced among legal assistance appointments at Cannon. We live in a community with its fair share of automobile dealerships as well as easily accessible markets just across the state line in Amarillo and
  • AFSOC Executive Director visits Cannon

    Stephen Herrera, Air Force Special Operations Command executive director, visited Cannon Air Force Base for a first-hand look at the mission and the Airmen and civilians who accomplish it, June 27-28, 2016. Herrera is the first executive director for AFSOC, a position which includes supporting the AFSOC commander as the senior civilian contact for
  • Cannon surpasses standards in 2015 drinking water quality report

    Col. Ben Maitre, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, is pleased to present the 2015 Drinking Water Quality Report. The bioenvironmental engineering technicians of the 27th Special Operations Medical Group strive to provide high-quality, safe and reliable drinking water to Air Commandos, their families and guests. The annual Water Quality Report
  • Hitting the ground running

    Getting to a new duty location can be a stressful event for Airmen of any rank. For some First Term Airmen, the time it takes to get acclimated to the active-duty Air Force can be quite lengthy. However, for Airman 1st Class Conner Brush, 33rd Special Operations Squadron MQ-9 sensor operator, acclimating to his new life at Cannon has been seamless.
  • Blended retirement system training now available

    Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card -- to include family members -- via an

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