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  • TRICARE pharmacy copays change Feb. 1

    Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change Feb. 1. Most copays for prescription drugs in the home delivery program and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act requires
  • USSOCOM CSM visits Cannon

    Command Sgt. Maj. William Thetford, senior enlisted advisor of U.S. Special Operations Command, visited with Cannon’s Air Commandos Jan. 6-8.During the visit, Thetford met with Airmen in various work centers to ensure they understood their critical role in the USSOCOM mission, held an enlisted all-call to share the future challenges for the command
  • A day of service

    This year, Jan. 18 marks the federal holiday designated to honor an extraordinary man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was not only the first African-American to receive an official holiday dedicated in his honor, but the first non-U.S. President. Each year the theme remains the same: “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A day on… Not a day off!”
  • Cannon bands together in blizzard aftermath

    A recent winter storm, professed to be the most vicious in Cannon’s recorded history, presented members of the 27th Special Operations Wing family with an unexpected opportunity to rally together and embrace the one team, one fight mentality famous within Air Force Special Operations Command.Leadership at the 27th SOW was made aware of the
  • A1C Ty Temple: Seeing life through another lens

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of spotlight interviews featuring various Cannon Commandos. After just five short months here, Airman 1st Class Ty Temple, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, is a great example of an airman who knows how to make the best out of situations that are not the most ideal, and bouncing back
  • IRS Form 1095 available on myPay

    All active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and civilian Airmen will need proof of health care coverage when filing their federal tax returns for 2015.“This is the first year that Affordable Care Act requires health care validation for filing their taxes and Airmen need this information,” said Robert W. Burke, the Air Force Accounting and Finance
  • Have you met your VA Benefits Advisors?

    As 2015 comes to a close, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reflecting on the impact that VA Benefits Advisors have made in the lives of transitioning service members, veterans and their family members.  As part of the Transition Assistance Program, more than 300 VA Benefits Advisors are stationed at more than 280 military installations
  • Special and ethnic observances: Creating new traditions

    The Department of the Air Force supports the Department of Defense’s efforts to celebrate special and ethnic observations annually. These observances are mandated through Joint Congressional Resolutions, Publics Laws, Title 36 USC and Presidential Proclamations to enhance cross-cultural competence, while promoting harmony, teamwork, respect and
  • USSOCOM Senior Enlisted Advisor to visit Cannon

    Command Sgt. Maj. Thetford, US Special Operations Command senior enlisted advisor, has served in the United States Army for 34 years and brings 25 years of special operations enlisted leadership to nearly 70,000 USSOCOM personnel. Thetford has deployed multiple times throughout his career, supporting Operation URGENT FURY, United Nations Operation
  • AFSOC Safety Day

    Editor’s note: The following messages come from Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, Commander Air Force Special Operations Command, and Maj. Charlie Mauzé, 27th Special Operations Wing chief of safety.   The winter holiday season is upon us and history tells us this is a critical mishap time period -- second only to the summer months. As we approach the New

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