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  • Combat Training Element: Operational Capabilities

    Editor's Note: (This is the second part of a series documenting Cannon’s elite Combat Training Element team who challenge and push our Airmen to adapt and overcome with their cutting edge prototype technology and weaponry)By now, if you read the first installment, you should know what the Combat Training Element men and women can create, but you
  • Fallen Special Tactics operator remembered during hometown memorial

    Hundreds of Special Tactics Airmen, family and friends gathered to commemorate a fallen teammate, son, fiancé, and warrior during a memorial service, Dec. 6, in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The memorial honored the life and legacy of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics
  • Special tactics Airman killed in action in Afghanistan

    A special tactics Airman was killed when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018.
  • Emerald Warrior 17 comes to a close

    After two successful weeks of irregular warfare training, Emerald Warrior 2017 ended March 10.Approximately 1,600 conventional and special operations forces from the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Diplomatic Security Service Mobile Security Deployments participated in the 10th iteration of the exercise, along with partner nation forces
  • In the company of heroes: Pararescue chief retires after 30 years

    Over the course of his thirty-year career, he was decorated nine times for actions that saved dozens--if not hundreds--on and off the battlefield. He was a major command pararescueman of the year, an Air Force Pitsenbarger Award recipient valor under fire, and AF pararescue senior NCO of the year, and the AF Lance P. Sijan senior NCO of the year.
  • Special Tactics Airmen train to infiltrate via free fall

    Members of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron conducted routine jump training March 25 just over the Cannon flightline, training to infiltrate hostile or remote areas where it is not possible for aircraft to land. While jumpers loaded onto an MC-130J Commando II, a ground crew worked quickly to establish a landing zone. And with safety consistently
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