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  • Easy moves require planning on part of Airmen, DoD

    Airmen expecting to transfer to a new assignment this summer should know it is the peak season for Department of Defense personal property moves. According to Lt. Col. David Holt, Colorado Springs Joint Personal Property Shipping Office (JPPSO) director, their focus is on getting members’ requested move dates early to reduce stress throughout their
  • Career certificates will walk the talk for you

    The Career Readiness Certificate is a portable skills credential that is easily and universally understood and valued by employers, educators and recipients in that it facilitates job placement, retention and advancement in today’s mobile society. This credential describes exactly what the holder can do and supplements a high school diploma,
  • OSI agents focus on force protection issues

    Cannon’s Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 224, wants to remind Airmen of the duty to watch out for their fellow Airmen, report illegal drug activity and protect the resources of the United States. From April 2005 to April 2006, Det. 224 conducted 12 drug investigations; up from nine cases the previous year. Currently, 50
  • Good idea nets NCO big bucks

    “Good ideas are common. What’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about,” noted Ashleigh Brilliant, an author and syndicated cartoonist. One of those uncommon people is Master Sgt. Ken Oswald, 27th Fighter Wing Flight Safety, who received a check in the mail from the Air Force for $5,663, after taxes, May 4 for having a good
  • Security forces set plans for National Police Week activities

    The 27th Security Forces Squadron is making plans to honor law enforcement officials throughout National Police Week, Sunday to May 20. Security forces will host several events during Police Week to raise money to honor law enforcement officials who have lost their lives or been disabled in the line of duty. Funds will go to the National Fraternal
  • More than just a haircut

    Sam Irons, 27th Comptroller Squadron, checks his new look after a haircut Monday. After retiring from the Air Force two years ago, Mr. Irons grew his hair for a special cause — Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Mr. Irons
  • Meeting Mr. Secretary

    Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld greets Tech. Sgt. David Colon, 447th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, at Sather Air Base, Iraq, April 27. The sergeant is deployed from Cannon where he is assigned to 27th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Will Ackerman)
  • Clubs announce annual scholarship recipients

    John F. Kennedy once said, “our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.” On April 27, the Cannon Enlisted Spouses’ Club (ESC) and Cannon Officers’ Spouses’ Club (OSC) honored 15 students and spouses in their pursuit of progress in education at the annual ESC/OSC Scholarship
  • Ready to go

    A 522nd Fighter Squadron pilot is ready to leave Monday for deployment to an undisclosed location. For more photos on Coronet/Fireball and Phase I training, see pages 12 and 13. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brian Ellis)
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