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  • Disparaging terms: Not in our Air Force

    “The welfare of our Airmen, military and civilian, is my most important priority, and I am fully committed to ensuring each Airman is provided the dignity and respect they so rightfully deserve. Air Force policy is simple: Unlawful discrimination or sexual harassment of any kind will not be tolerated or condoned by anyone… The Air Force’s greatest
  • Eastern New Mexico food bank offers free produce to Cannon, community

    The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, in partnership with New Mexico’s iCan program, is offering free produce to community members through their “Produce to People” market at their Clovis food bank.With no income eligibility requirement limiting who may benefit from the program, all are welcome to pick up fresh food and ideas for how to integrate it
  • Whooping Cough on the rise in Curry County

    The New Mexico Department of Health announced yesterday an increase in whooping cough cases within Curry County. Whooping cough, sometimes known as “pertussis,” is a highly contagious bacterial disease that is spread when a person that is already infected coughs or sneezes near others. As of Nov. 3, there have been 13 cases confirmed in Curry
  • AF spouse chooses happiness, success at Cannon

    Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series highlighting exceptional members of the Air Force family in honor of Military Family Appreciation Month.“A place is what you make of it.”Whether affiliated with the military for one year or 20, every member of the Air Force family has heard, and probably repeated, this pre-Permanent Change of
  • Diamond Notes: Political correctness, the great crutch of the lazy leader

    Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of commentaries by Cannon’s first sergeants and additional-duty first sergeants providing mentorship and leadership experience to Air Commandos, while highlighting Air Force standards. I am personally very excited to write an article for Diamond Notes; I think it is a great opportunity for us as first
  • Air Commandos help judge local science fair

    Twelve members of Team Cannon ventured out to a local Clovis school to help judge the 2015 International Science and Engineering Fair, Oct. 23. The men and women of the 27th Special Operations Wing had an opportunity to critique projects in a variety of categories, including microbiology, biomedical and health sciences, animal sciences, and
  • ENMU hosts military appreciation game

    Eastern New Mexico University hosted a military appreciation day to honor the men and women who have served and are currently serving in America's armed forces. Air Commandos and their families were invited to attend a free football game at Blackwater Draw Stadium in Portales as the ENMU Greyhounds took on the Angelo State University Rams, Oct. 24.
  • Crew chief strengthens team, community bonds

    Much is required of the Air Commandos who comprise the 27th Special Operations Wing. In addition to demonstrating excellence in their primary Air Force Specialty Code and a dedication to duty, Airmen are expected to be of upstanding character.One member of the 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has mastered the application of
  • AFSOC senior leaders meet at Commando Rally

    Senior leaders from across Air Force Special Operations Command gathered here Oct. 13 through Oct. 16, for the Fall Commando Rally.Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, AFSOC commander, met with the AFSOC staff directors, and leaders from Special Operations Command, 1st Special Operations Wing, 24th Special Operations Wing, 27th Special Operations Wing, 58th
  • TOPS IN BLUE slated for Portales concert

    Many folks from Cannon and the surrounding communities are growing excited about the Oct. 28 arrival of one of the oldest and most widely-traveled entertainment groups of its kind.The expeditionary entertainers from Tops in Blue, Airmen from bases around the globe with a wide-range of career backgrounds, will perform popular country and pop hits as

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