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  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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 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

  • 'Tis the Season for Responsible Drinking

    “Happy holidays!” We hear it every year amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, with countless friends, family, co-workers, and advertisements reminding us that this time of year is meant to be enjoyed. However, the holidays are also fraught with stressors that often stem from these very same

  • Raider Reunited

    SOF legend visits Cannon, aircraft he flew in historic operation