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  • Cannon Tax Center saves community $70,965 and counting

    The Cannon Tax Center has been open a month and has already saved Cannon taxpayers $70,965 as of this week. Those numbers are expected to continue to grow. The center has completed 427 federal tax returns, 606 state returns and has achieved $971,128 in total refunds so far this tax season. The center provides tax preparation to Airmen, government
  • Cannon slims aircraft transfers

    Huddled in a small conference room with walls covered in post-it-notes, representatives from Cannon, Air Combat Command and the Air National Guard whittled a 16-day process of transferring Cannon's F-16s down to five. For the past week, these representatives worked as part of the Transfer/Acceptance Inspection Rapid Improvement Event to develop a
  • One era ends for F16s, another begins

    Cannon's 523rd Fighter Squadron jets are making history by being the first jets to leave Cannon in the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) transition. The first two are destined for Des Moines Air Guard Station, Iowa, said Maj. James Mansard, 27th Operations Group, but for now, Cannon pilots and maintainers are staying here. F-16 aircraft
  • Thrift Savings Plan accounts compromised

    According to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Web site at www.tsp.gov., all servicemembers and Department of the Air Force civilians should be aware of a method used to steal funds from their TSP accounts and to encourage personnel to safeguard online personally identifiable information (PII). In December 2006, the personal computers of several TSP
  • Workforce Investment Act helps civilians/spouses affected by BRAC

    Military spouses and civil service civilians affected by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decision, Reduction in Forces Board (RIF), or those spouses who leave their job to accompany their spouse to a new duty station may be eligible for unemployment insurance, continuing education and/or on the job training to assist them in re-entering the
  • Banking class can save Airmen from becoming fraud victims

    The old joke goes, "I can't be out of money: I still have checks," and was obviously spoken by someone who does not manage their bank account very well. Fortunately, Airmen can get help with this important task "This [checking account management class] isn't the most exciting class," said Linda Sapp, Family Readiness Technician with Cannon's Airman
  • Breakfast hosts first female chaplain

    Introduced by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Robert Gallagher as the first female chaplain in the armed services and the first female chief of chaplains: an officer "with a wise and loving heart of a pastor," retired Maj. Gen. Lorraine Potter addressed more than 150 military members and civilians at the annual Prayer Breakfast, Feb. 1 at The Landing.Her
  • Multimedia merger means more work for units

    Cannon's Multimedia lab will soon be making a lot of changes in the way they do business. Not only are they facing the transition to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), they are also looking toward a merger with the Cannon Public Affairs office. Photo support personnel will be retrained into journalism and 100 videographers (Air
  • Local notes for Jan. 26

    Project CHEER A concert run leaves at 1 p.m. on Feb. 3. to Lubbock, Texas. Bands performing include Three Days Grace and Saliva and will play at The Pavilion. Cost is $40, which includes admission and round trip transportation from the Cannon Community Center. To purchase a ticket, call 784-6381. Project Cheer is designed to create hope, and an
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