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  • New star shines in command at Cannon

    There is a new star on Cannon Air Force Base and Chief Master Sgt. Ray Clark received that star when he assumed the duties of the 27th Fighter Wing command chief in a ceremony Jan. 11 at the base theater. Taking the reins from former command chief James Randall, who retired, Chief Clark has made a smooth transition into his new role. “[Chief
  • Visitor finds much to cheer about at Cannon

    Mrs. Lisa Schmidt, wife of 12th Air Force Commander General Mark Schmidt, wants to be a cheerleader for the Air Force. As a cheerleader, Mrs. Schmidt has already identified some programs to cheer. “I’m always amazed at the food banks, food pantries and Airman’s Attics. These are programs that go above and beyond,” said Mrs. Schmidt, who visited
  • 12AF Chief discusses Air Force challenges with Airmen

    Chief Master Sgt. Wade Johnson, 12th Air Force command chief, visited Cannon Wednesday as part of an annual tour of 12th AF bases. During his tour, Chief Johnson had the opportunity to shake hands and listen to what was on the minds of the men and women of the 27th Fighter Wing. “What always stands out to me here is the dedication of the Airmen,”
  • 12AF commander addresses 27FW status, BRAC concerns

    “The 27th Fighter Wing is doing great and they’re not finished. I want to make sure that I reassure everyone that until it’s over, it’s not over,” said Lt. Gen. Mark Schmidt, 12th Air Force commander during his visit Wednesday. Gen. Schmidt was on location for an official base visit, which he stated, gives him the opportunity to see members of the
  • Cannon tax center keeps filers in the loop with returns

    When it comes to doing annual income taxes, some people may feel overwhelmed by the numbers, forms and IRS regulations. Knowing that every situation is different, the legal services tax office at Cannon helps Airmen, Department of Defense employees and retirees make the best of what can often be confusing tax preparation. When Airmen bring their
  • Wall of Heroes honors first CMSAF

    At 18 years of age, before the Air Force as we know it was created, Paul Airey enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Little did he know his career would land him a position as the first in a short line of senior noncommissioned officers to be the chief master sergeant of the Air Force. Chief Airey was inducted into the Cannon Airman Leadership
  • Calling it a career

    More than 28 years ago, an Airman came home on leave to visit his home in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York.  Little did he know that his influence would help his friend enter the military and begin a career that would end at the top of the 27th Fighter Wing as the senior non-commissioned officer. Command Chief Master Sgt. James Randall
  • New maintenance contract now includes small appliance repair for dorm residents

    Starting Jan. 1, Ameritac Incorporated will provide all current housing maintenance and repair needs plus several additional services including appliance repair for dorm residents, said Mr. Tim Farmer, Housing Flight Chief, 27th Civil Engineer Squadron. Ameritac Inc. will also handle tree maintenance and grounds maintenance within the housing
  • Learn how to curb those cards

    The average American will spend about $763 for holiday shopping according to the USA Today. Typically, if a credit card is used, it will take approximately 36 months to pay off those seasons greetings. Holiday spending is inviting, but often digs a hole that is almost impossible from which to climb out.  But through the help of Financial Peace
  • Chief keeps troops aware of changes

    When Chief Master Sgt. Geoffrey Preudhomme arrived to the United States from the Caribbean island of Grenada in 1979, he came with a burning desire to make a difference and to succeed in life.  The Air Force provided him the avenue to accomplish both goals. Chief Preudhomme has risen from an airman basic chaplain assistant to the executive to the
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