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  • Cannon firefighters help in Texico blaze

    Cannon Fire Department responded to a request to render mutual aid for a 5,500 gallon fuel spill near Texico on Sept. 20. Two Cannon firefighters responded by pulling the base's 1,000 gallon foam trailer to the spill and teamed with Texico and Clovis Fire Departments to lay a foam suppression blanket and contain the spilled diesel fuel. The Cannon
  • Cannon F-16 swap helps maintain mission-ready capability

    The 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing replaced its entire F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet this month with aircraft from throughout the U.S to include aircraft from Cannon Air Force Base. The aircraft swap was necessary to maintain a "healthy" force and warfighting capability, said Maj. Leah Fry, 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron operations
  • 27th Services Squadron wins intramural golf championship

    Twelve weeks of intramural golf competition came to a close on July 13, with 27th Services Squadron finishing at the top of the standings to win the regular season league title. Services edged 27th Logistics Readiness Squadron by 3.5 points, 27th Communications Squadron finished third followed by 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron. By virtue of
  • Junior golfers tee up at Whispering Winds

    The 12th annual Air Combat Command-sponsored U.S. Kids Golf Program, hosted at the Whispering Winds Golf Course, ended July 21. Many of the children were first-time golfers but two weeks of intensive golf instruction, provided them the basics of the sport. Participants in the clinic were assigned by age groups and attended six sessions. The first
  • Cannon team readies for three-day cancer walk in Dallas

    A group of 10 Cannon women will join thousands of other women and men for the Breast Cancer 3-Day event Oct.27-29 in Dallas to raise money for research and awareness programs. Each member of the team will walk 60-miles in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. There are 12 similar events nationwide in which participants pledge at
  • Attention to detail earn Airmen 'Safety Salutes'

    Pilots are trained and prepared for it, but none of them want to ever use that training. Ejecting from a high-speed F-16 can not only be frightening, but deadly, too. Thankfully for Cannon pilots, they have the trained expertise of the 27th Maintenance Group to ensure they are flying in the safest jets possible. Five 27 MXG Airmen received safety
  • Chapel seminar works to improve couples communication skills

    About 20 Cannon families are better equipped to deal with daily struggles that can affect their marriages and parenting after attending a marriage workshop July 14. The seminar, Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), is a one day program sponsored by the chapel and directed by Capt. (Chaplain) Don Bridges, a 27th Fighter Wing
  • Air Force officials brief media, public on Cannon's new mission

    William Anderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, Lt. Gen. Michael Wooley, Air Force Special Operations Command commander and Major Gen. Kenneth DeCuir, Air Combat Command vice commander visited Cannon Saturday in order to showcase and highlight the new special operations mission scheduled to come
  • Lt. Gen. Seip new 12th AF commander

    Lt. Gen. Norman Seip assumed command of the 12th Air Force and Air Force Southern today at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. He replaces outgoing commander Lt. General Mark Schmidt who will officially retire Sept. 1. General Seip will command seven active duty wings that include the 27th Fighter Wing at Cannon. The fighter and bomber wings
  • Col. Bagnani new vice wing commander

    Colonel Valentino Bagnani III assumed duties as vice wing commander of the 27th Fighter Wing June 30. He replaces retiring Col. Jeffrey Harrell who retired June 30. Colonel Bagnani arrives from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., where he served as the deputy commander of the 56th Operations Group. He provided leadership and direction for more than 500
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