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Cannon unveils plan for new fitness center

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Cannon leadership kicks off the groundbreaking ceremony of a new fitness center at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., March 19, 2019. With the unpredictable weather at Cannon, roughly 100 fitness assessments per years have to be moved indoors to meet regulations, according to Col. John Boudreaux, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander. The new fitness center is expected to provide a significant increase in the quality of indoor testing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

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Cannon leadership are given shovels to kick off the groundbreaking ceremony of a new fitness center at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., March 19, 2019. The fitness center is expected to bring nearly 55,000 square feet of new fitness space to Cannon. It is planned to have a 25-meter swimming pool, an indoor running track, a new turf field for personal or unit workouts and additional locker rooms and support areas for the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

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Col. John Boudreaux, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander, speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for a new fitness center at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., March 19, 2019. The current fitness center is 33-years old. Now, the new fitness center is expected to supplement the existing gym facilities on base to help Cannon continue to serve as a premier installation for its Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

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Plans for the new fitness center are displayed next to the location of where construction for it began at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., March 19, 2019. The $17 million plan is expected to help expand room for Airmen to maintain readiness and stay fit to fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Cannon leadership kicks off the groundbreaking ceremony of a new fitness center at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., March 19, 2019. With the unpredictable weather at Cannon, roughly 100 fitness assessments per years have to be moved indoors to meet regulations, according to Col. John Boudreaux, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander. The new fitness center is expected to provide a significant increase in the quality of indoor testing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)