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Community events - July 3

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Change of Commands -- The 27th Services Squadron will hold a Change of Command ceremony at 9 a.m. July 6 at The Landing.
The 27th Mission Support Squadron will hold a Change of Command ceremony at 8 a.m. July 9 at the courtyard of Bldg. 600.
The 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron will hold a Change of Command ceremony at 11:30 a.m. July 9 in Hangar 133.
The 27th Contracting Squadron will hold a Change of Command ceremony at 9 a.m. July 20 at The Landing.

Fireworks regulations
The individual use of fireworks on Cannon AFB, including Military Family Housing, is prohibited.
Also, Cannon AFB Pamphlet 32-6001, Family Housing Pamphlet, paragraph 46: "The use of fireworks and discharge of any firearm is prohibited on the installation." All military housing, whether located on Cannon AFB proper or not, is considered to be "on the installation" for the purposes of this pamphlet
Additionally, dormitory residents are not permitted to have/store fireworks in the dorms.

Airman' s Attic
The Airman' s Attic is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 6 and 13, and noon to 3:30 p.m. July 10. Staff sergeants and below and their dependents can select up to 20 free items per week for family use.
Donations are welcome, but do not leave donations outside the door.

Right Start
The next Right Start will be at The Landing on June 11, from 7:30 to 11:45 a.m. All newly arrived Airmen, except those at the First Term Airmen's Center, must attend.
For more information, call 784-4228.

School and sports physicals
The 27th Medical Group will conduct school and sports physicals from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on July 14. Students and sports participants can register by calling Central Appointments at 784-2778 or 1-888-544-2778. For more information, call 784-4078.

Healthcare Council meeting
The Community Healthcare Council meets at 4 p.m. on July 25 at the Landing.
All 27th Medical Group beneficiaries are invited to attend.
The Community Healthcare Council is a forum for the 27th Medical Group to interact with beneficiaries. Information on medical services, medical group events and the latest health benefit information is provided, along with a forum for feedback to the 27th Medical Group.

Energy-Saving Tip
When watering lawns, consider ways to save water.
On average, housing residents or home owners provide up to three times more water than is necessary for healthy growth and maintenance. Adjust your sprinklers to avoid watering pavement and other things that don't grow.
Avoid watering when rain is in the weather forecast. Hand-water dry spots rather than over-watering the entire lawn.
Have a coworker who tries to save energy for the Air Force? Nominate him or her for a 27th Fighter Wing Energy Award. Call 784-4654 for details.

Viper Volunteers sought
Do you know outstanding volunteers at Cannon? If so, consider recognizing their efforts through the Viper Volunteer Award program. Selected nominees receive a 27th Fighter Wing coin and recognition for their efforts. For more information, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 784-4228.

Volunteer recognition
Airmen who participated in the tornado cleanup should submit their name, rank, squadron and contact information to Jean Cole at jean.cole@cannon.af.mil.

Pre-separation counseling
If you are considering separating or retiring within the next year pre-separation counseling at the Airman and Family Readiness Center is mandatory and should be taken before the Transition Assistance Program Seminar (TAPS). For an appointment, call 784-4228

Electronic pest control
In accordance with DoDI 4150.7, DoD Pest Management Program, outdoor electronic pest control equipment and insect surveillance devices are not authorized for use by anyone other than trained personnel in Military Family Housing. These items include but are not limited to bug zappers, propane operated mosquito traps and ultrasonic repellants.
These devises pose safety risks such at fire and electrocution hazards, and have been proven to increase pest populations when not implemented properly. In addition, the pests intended to be controlled by such devices are commonly disease vectors. Improper utilization may cause a higher risk of disease.
With these factors in mind, the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron asks personnel to be cognizant of the potential hazards and cease use of any such devices immediately.
Questions or concerns in regards to such items may be directed to the 27th CES at 784-2439. Any pest control issues in base housing should be directed to Housing Maintenance at 784-8363.