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  • Cannon gets newcomers ready faster

    Arriving at a new base can be a long complicated process, with tasks such as finding a place to live, learning about the new place, and the full in-processing program.With the recently established Commando Ready Center, in-processing has been condensed from over a week to three days by providing all required training in one central location.“It’s a
  • Adventure Year Round with Outdoor Recreation

    Summer can be one of the greatest times of the year for adventure, whether it be the rush of cold water as you dive into a lake, the wind blowing through your hair as you zipline through the mountains or a calm horseback ride through a canyon.These may seem far-fetched being stationed at Cannon Air Force Base but that’s where Cannon’s Outdoor
  • McGruff visits children at Chavez CDC

    During a visit to the Chavez Child Development Center, McGruff the Crime Dog and other Cannon Air Commandos read books to children and provided bags of material for their children to help keep them safe. Some of the items given were for parents to help identify their children in the case of emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane
  • Keeping planes in the air

    Senior Airman Brandon Conover, 27th Special Operations Air Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems technician, has been working at Cannon for over two years now. He loves the feeling of ownership over an aircraft, as he plays a vital role in ensuring his aircraft, a MC-130J Commando II, can fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T.
  • If planes need fuel to fly, air shows need Airmen to soar

    Capt. Mercedes Derby has always enjoyed air shows. Whether she was working or attending one, she has forever found them fun. She believes it’s interesting to find out how much goes on behind the scenes of one.
  • Retreat ceremony marks end of National Police Week

    The Air Commando community observed National Police Week May 14-18, 2018, through numerous events that concluded this afternoon with a retreat ceremony at Wing Headquarters on Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. According to the National Peace Officers Memorial Fund website, National Police Week was established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy to pay
  • Deputy Chief of Chaplains visits Cannon for National Prayer Luncheon

    Chaplain Brig. Gen. Steven Schaick, U.S. Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains, talks with a couple Air Commandos in front of an AC-130W Stinger II at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., April 30, 2018. Schaick visited Cannon for a few days to communicate goals with different agencies and to be the guest speaker at the National Prayer Luncheon. (U.S. Air
  • Chavez Gate Construction

    The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, is currently in the process of installing a new gate at the East entrance of Chavez Manor.The gate is the final stage of upgrading Chavez Manor, and the construction falls under a Secretary of Defense initiative to better protect off-base facilities following the recruiting
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