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Media reporters get taste of Air Commando life

Blessing Woksman, KAMR Local 4 News media reporter, sets up for an interview with Senior Airman Jillian Moorman, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 21, 2017. Woksman set up the interview to learn more about what air traffic control does. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Vernon R. Walter III)

Lisa Schmidt, BIG 101.5 media reporter, looks out at the airfield of Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 21, 2017. Schmidt was on the base to learn about Cannon’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Vernon R. Walter III)

Nelly Ramirez, News Channel 10 media reporter, takes a break from shooting footage of Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 21, 2017. Ramirez was visiting Cannon to learn more about the mission(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Vernon R. Walter III)

Emily Falkenberg, KLBK media reporter, collects footage for a story at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 21, 2017. Falkenberg was brought to Cannon to document the base’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Vernon R. Walter III)

Airman 1st Class Austin White, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron plans and integration apprentice, answers reporters’ questions at the Deployment Processing Line at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 21, 2017. Reporters were invited on base to gather insight on how Cannon prepares its air commandos for deployments, as well as experience low-level flight patterns with the 9th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

9th Special Operations Squadron Airmen brief each other before a flight at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 21, 2017. Reporters were invited on base to gather insight on how Cannon prepares its air commandos for deployments, as well as experience low-level flight patterns with the 9th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

A media reporter is helped with her harness on a flight aboard a MC-130J Commando II by a 9th Special Operations Squadron loadmaster over New Mexico Aug. 21, 2017. Reporters were invited on base to gather insight on how Cannon prepares its air commandos for deployments, as well as experience low-level flight patterns with the 9th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

A 9th Special Operations Squadron loadmaster sits on the back door of a MC-130J Commando II with a media reporter over New Mexico Aug. 21, 2017. Reporters were invited on base to gather insight on how Cannon prepares its air commandos for deployments, as well as experience low-level flight patterns with the 9th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Blessing Woksman, KAMR Local 4 News media reporter, sets up for an interview with Senior Airman Jillian Moorman, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 21, 2017. Woksman set up the interview to learn more about what air traffic control does. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Vernon R. Walter III)