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  • Hanscom begins Network-as-a-Service experiments

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here awarded two Network-as-a-Service agreements today for a total of $121 million, freeing Airmen currently assigned to support base network operations to transition into core Air Force mission cyber operations. The team used an Other Transaction Agreement for this effort,
  • Cannon load crew continues hot streak of perfection

    As I stepped into the enormous hangar with my camera bag slung over my shoulder, I spotted the team I had heard so much about; the team I was specifically there to meet. The trio, led by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Shamburger, greeted me near an MQ-9 Reaper that was tucked between one of the walls of the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron’s hangar and an AC-130W Stinger II gunship.
  • Meet the commanders: 27th SOCPTS - Maj. John Forbes

    Note: This is part of a planned series of commentaries from commanders across Cannon Air Force Base Sir Isaac Newton is attributed with saying, “if I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” I’m sure each of you can vividly picture your own personal giants - those intrepid souls who measurably shaped the course of your
  • A new rider's take on the Season

    “If you haven’t realized it yet, you’re not paying much attention,” I was once told. “The military is like one giant car club. You’ve got the Subarus, the muscle cars, the trucks and everything in between.” What they forgot to mention was the amount of servicemen and women who ride motorcycles. Not a day goes by during the riding season that you
  • Teachers learn about deployments

    Teachers and staff from Clovis, Portales, and Melrose schools participated in an event aimed to educate them on the challenges deploying military members face, here, Sept. 8, 2018 The Teachers Understanding Deployment Operations program allowed teachers face-to-face interaction with military members to better understand the deployment process.
  • Cannon Hosts 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention 5K

    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time for Airmen and others to focus on suicide prevention, and to remind them to take care of one another.With all of the high profile suicides in recent years such as Anthony Bourdain, Robin Williams and Kate Spade, it’s important to realize, regardless of someone’s success,
  • Forging a brotherhood with fire

    CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.—The hallways were without a single light. Dark and without noise. On each side of the wide, carpeted indoor passage were smooth wooden doors leading to sleeping quarters of dozens of firefighter Airmen sleeping through the night. Not a call came throughout the evening, giving them an unusual amount of time to recover from the prior day’s demanding training and chores. Only the occasional slight sound of a left-overnight television could be heard.
  • 27 SOLRS Receives Daedalian Award

    The Order of Daedalians Maj. Gen. Warren R. Carter Logistics Readiness Award was presented to Maj. Lucas Choate, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron Commander, by retired Lt. Gen. Nicholas Kehoe at Cannon Air Force Base, August 15. The Daedalian award was given to the 27th SOLRS for having the most effective base-level logistics
  • Cannon opens skies for first-ever base civilian drone work

    Cannon Air Force Base opened up its air space for BNSF Railway to launch a supplemental inspection drone last Friday, Aug. 20, 2018, from Melrose, New Mexico.
  • Melrose Air Force Range: more than a training range

    Melrose Air Force Range is not only Air Force Special Operations Command’s only training range used to train our special operations teams, but it is an environmental preserve as well.“MAFR was established in 1952 as a bombing range with only 10,000 acres,” said Dr. Charles Dixon, Natural Resource Specialist for Cannon Air Force Base and MAFR. “It
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