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  • 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
  • 2005 Water Quality Report

    The Cannon AFB 2005 Water Quality Report informs water consumers about the source and quality of the base drinking water, and is an annual requirement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Cannon is proud to provide high quality water to the base population that does not exceed any primary regulatory requirements. Fluoride levels in the
  • WWII infantryman inducted into Wall of Heroes

    Perhaps one of the hallmarks of an infantryman who has seen battle, is his easy willingness to admit the fear he experienced. “I was scared to death,” James Brazell readily admits. “If anybody ever tells you they were not scared, [that is not true]” And despite being wounded and afraid, he did what he was trained to do as a Soldier – continue the
  • The battle for your buck -- Programs guide Airmen to financial daylight

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series about Airmen and their money.“We have an investment in the Airman. We owe it to them and to the American taxpayer to take care of that investment,” said Linda Sapp, Cannon’s Personal Financial Management program manager and an accredited financial counselor. “[Airmen] can do awesome things
  • The battle for your buck -- Vulnerabilities often result from financial storms

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series about Airmen and their money.While the phrase, “It’s only money” is commonly used, Airmen and other military members may face a special vulnerability when it comes to dealing with their finances. Benefits such as medical and dental care, leave and tuition assistance are helpful to military
  • The battle for your buck -- Easy money often lures Airmen down road to financial nightmares

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series about Airmen and their money) Signing on the dotted line can take on a new significance when “Sign here” is at the end of a payday cash loan application. Charles Brown, a former Airman, who recently separated from the Air Force, likened doing business with payday loan stores to driving down a
  • Forget lions or bears or tigers, watch for bugs, oh my

    Summer fun is finally here, but along with swimming, camping and playing outdoor sports, safety must be the first line of concern in any fun activity. Those at Cannon and surrounding areas need to be particularly aware of black widows, spiders, scorpions, centipedes and fleas, said Master Sgt. Michael Elliot, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape
  • Slowing 'em down

    Senior Airman William Nobel, 27th Security Forces,Squadron gets ready to clock a vehicle’s speed leaving the main gate at Cannon May 5. Drivers will notice an increased presence at the gates because of speeding vehicles, said Tech. Sgt. Rich Jones, 27th SFS. Vehicles speeding out the gate faster than the posted 5 mph causes damage to the pop-up
  • 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,
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