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  • Communications, maintenance integrate and enhance Cannon’s MQ-9 mission

    At the 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, communications Air Commandos find themselves working not only on their usual networking and computer equipment, but also on cutting edge aircraft components in support of Air Force operations around the

  • 16 SOS conducts Spirit 03 memorial flight

    The 16th Special Operations Squadron conducted a memorial flyover to honor the crew of Spirit 03, the last AC-130 gunship shot down in combat. The flyover was followed by a remembrance brief that highlighted advances made in the gunship community since the loss of Spirit 03.

  • MWD Fulda retires after 7 (human) years of service

    “Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the entrance of the official party…” The sound of chairs being pushed, shoes shuffling and a collective hush overtakes the room. Breaking the silence is the gentle sound of footsteps and panted breaths. The 27th Special Operations Wing celebrated the retirement

  • Healing Invisible Wounds: Cannon AFB Addresses Moral Injury Impact

    Cannon AFB Chapel Team is introducing moral injury training to aid those who have suffered wounds to their personal morals and beliefs. Chaplain Campbell explains what this training will include, how it can help Airmen find peace within themselves and prepare for the future.

  • Built on the Backs of Giants: Cannon's First AC-130J Ghostrider

    The arrival of Cannon’s first AC-130J Ghostrider represents a significant expansion of force generation capacity as the Air Force Special Operations Command structures for the reemergence of great power competition, tightening fiscal constraints, and the accelerating rate of technological change,

  • 551st Flies One Last Time

    Members of the 551st Special Operations Squadron took an AC-130W aircraft for one last flight here, April 29, 2021.The flight commemorated the drawdown of the 551 SOS. The squadron will be officially made inactive June 15, 2021, but the flight marked the end of mission qualification training at the

  • Cannon Hosts Second Reaper Smoke Event

    Members from 25 remotely-piloted aircraft squadrons from across the Air Force, including Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units, came to Cannon Air Force Base to compete in the 2nd Annual Reaper Smoke Competition and Symposium from