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  • Built on the Backs of Giants: Cannon's First AC-130J Ghostrider

    The arrival of Cannon’s first AC-130J Ghostrider represents a significant expansion of force generation capacity as the Air Force Special Operations Command structures for the reemergence of great power competition, tightening fiscal constraints, and the accelerating rate of technological change,

  • Cannon Defenders Celebrate National Police Week

    Members of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron participated in multiple events during the week of May 10 - May 14 to commemorate National Police Week.National Police Week pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died or who have been disabled in the line

  • Cannon Hosts First SOFME CASEVAC Course

    27th Special Operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technicians took part in the first casualty evacuation course offered at Cannon AFB. Previously, the course was only available at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

  • 310th Special Operations Squadron Stands Up

    The 310th Special Operations Squadron, previously the 27th Special Operations Group Detachment 1, was officially activated here May 4, 2021.The 310 SOS, a U-28A Draco aircraft squadron, is the first manifestation of the four-squadron per aircraft-type concept. This concept is intended to allow more

  • 551st Flies One Last Time

    Members of the 551st Special Operations Squadron took an AC-130W aircraft for one last flight here, April 29, 2021.The flight commemorated the drawdown of the 551 SOS. The squadron will be officially made inactive June 15, 2021, but the flight marked the end of mission qualification training at the

  • VR Future is Ready Now

    Since the ITP’s inception in 2019, Airmen, contractors and partners achieved a fully operational VR acquisition and roll-out plan enabling wings across all major commands to assimilate new technology into their units. Col. Robert Masaitis, 27 SOW commander, is ready to take the next step.

  • 27 SOMDG Celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

    Getting blood drawn can be a daunting task for some individuals and getting swabbed for COVID can be just as painful for all, physically and mentally. For Cannon AFB laboratory technicians however, blood and COVID work are just drops in the bucket of their daily duties. “Phlebotomy is a small

  • Cannon Hosts Second Reaper Smoke Event

    Members from 25 remotely-piloted aircraft squadrons from across the Air Force, including Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units, came to Cannon Air Force Base to compete in the 2nd Annual Reaper Smoke Competition and Symposium from