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  • Cannon AFB Pharmacy modifies services, adapts to patient needs

    On Oct. 24, 2022, Plains Regional Medical Center Pharmacy and Roden-Smith are leaving the Tricare market. This change means that patients are no longer covered at the two pharmacies and will have to pay out of pocket if their medications get dispensed. The Cannon AFB Pharmacy have modified their

  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or

  • Cannon Hosts First SOFME CASEVAC Course

    27th Special Operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technicians took part in the first casualty evacuation course offered at Cannon AFB. Previously, the course was only available at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

  • Cannon medical group administers COVID-19 vaccine

    The first COVID-19 vaccines were administered to frontline responders at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., January 7, 2021.With a collaborative effort between multiple squadrons from the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, the vaccine was able to be properly stored, transported, and administered to 20

  • Cannon Airmen volunteer to help retirees with medication point o

    Prescription medications for patients are sorted into buckets at a prescription point of distribution at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 8, 2020. The process for patients obtaining medication starts with them either calling the automated refill line at 575-784-4912 or reach out to a

  • Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo 2018

    A total of 21 Air Force bases from around the world visited Melrose Air Force Range and Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, to participate in the EMT Rodeo. This event gives the technicians a wide assortment of scenarios to test their knowledge and training in the medical field. In addition to

  • Keeping Airmen fit to fight with health promotions

    Airmen that work under Air Force Special Operations Command deploy often. They provide support to combat operations around the world. It’s a task as demanding as any other major command, asking a lot from the human body and mind to excel. For Airmen at Cannon, the fight to stay physically relevant

  • Health Alert: Curry County sees rise in Fifth Disease

    Recently, there has been a slight spike of Fifth disease in children living in Curry County, N.M.  The Cannon Air Force Base Public Health Office has collaborated with the Cannon Pediatric Clinic and local county health departments to investigate the situation.  Normally, a rise in Fifth disease

  • Community medical partners visit Cannon

    In an effort to continue good relations with local health providers and invite new subspecialty providers to join the Cannon network, the 27th Special Operations Medical Group welcomed community partners to its annual open house Friday.Healthcare providers from a range of specialties took the