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  • Blended retirement system: Is it right for you?

    The military can often present difficult decisions for Airmen: Should you cross-train? Do you get out or reenlist? Now there’s another important decision for those active duty Airmen with less than 12 years in service and National Guard and Reserve service members who have accrued fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of December 31, 2017; do you
  • A ‘Day’ to remember

    Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do: The Air Force core values explain what it means to be part of the world’s greatest Air Force. Luckily, those values carry over to coworkers who don’t wear the uniform, our civilian counterparts. They are a key part to completing the mission, especially here at Cannon. One civilian
  • 16 SOS reaps benefits from program coded by Airman

    Thanks to the intuitiveness of an Air Commando at Cannon, AC-130W Stinger II pilots are able to ensure the right targets are identified properly and at a quicker rate in combat.
  • Cannon Airmen reflect on convoy missions

    During the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, many Airmen were asked to fulfill roles that did not typically fit their daily job descriptions.
  • Fall back into safe habits this autumn

    Pumpkin spice lattes. Corn mazes. Cooler weather. There are many reasons to fall in love with autumn, and just like every other season, there are plenty of ways to prepare and plan in order to stay safe and comfortable this season.
  • Celebrating 10 years of AFSOC at Cannon

    Cannon’s Air Commandos are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the base being part of Air Force Special Operations Command by hosting multiple events on base Sept. 28 – 30, 2017.
  • Rebuilding Warriors presents Air Commando with service dog

    Eastern New Mexico University’s football team won their third game of the season September 23, 2017, with the Greyhounds beating Angelo State 31-21 and improving their record to 3-1. Accurate passes, long runs and big hits highlighted the rain-soaked match; however, the biggest play of the night didn’t happen during the game. It happened before
  • ‘Dirt boyz’ lay foundation for air power

    It’s a common, definitely overused saying, but I’m going to say it: the Air Force is a machine, and every unit is a cog. When one fails, the rest struggle to keep the machine running. Every unit is important to the mission. At an Air Force Special Operations Command base, this rings especially true. My job is to highlight these parts of the mission, and connect it back to what makes them so important.
  • Air Force celebrates milestone birthday

    Throughout the world, no other military has dominated the skies like the U.S. Air Force. On September 18, 2017, it continues that legacy of air superiority by celebrating its 70th birthday.Since its formation in 1947, each decade has brought significant advancements and innovation to the force. Along with our capabilities, each decade has seen
  • Cannon AFB assists Hurricane Irma disaster relief

    In response to the devastation throughout the eastern Caribbean caused by hurricane Irma, Cannon Air Force Base deployed Airmen and aircraft in support of relief operations.  The base deployed three MC-130J Commando II aircraft and roughly 100 personnel consisting of aircrew, maintenance, medical, security forces Deployed Aircraft Ground Response
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