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  • Forging a brotherhood with fire

    CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.—The hallways were without a single light. Dark and without noise. On each side of the wide, carpeted indoor passage were smooth wooden doors leading to sleeping quarters of dozens of firefighter Airmen sleeping through the night. Not a call came throughout the evening, giving them an unusual amount of time to recover from the prior day’s demanding training and chores. Only the occasional slight sound of a left-overnight television could be heard.
  • Cannon firefighters train on rescue operations

    A firefighter enters a room during a training exercise of a building fire at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 29, 2017. Firefighters train on this scenario once per year, searching through buildings filled with smoke, serving as an example of the many training events they complete to maintain mission readiness at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Roll call, morning ops with Cannon’s “Fire Dawgs”

    As members of the United State Air Force, it is understood that Airmen represent their force 24/7. For firefighters with the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, it truly is round-the-clock operations. Working 24-hour shifts split between two crews, Cannon’s elite “Fire Dawgs” maintain one of Cannon’s few non-stop emergency response
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