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27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron

The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Accomplishes global special operations tasking as a U.S. Air Force component member of U.S. Special Operations Command. Much of the 27 SOCES' work is focused on the design, construction, maintenance, and protection of all base infrastructure, which includes buildings, roadways, airfield pavements, utility services (such as water, gas, sewage treatment and electricity) and the surrounding environment. 

The 27th SOCES also provide complete services for fire protection, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster preparedness, war readiness support, military family housing, and various other base-wide needs such as custodial cleaning and refuse disposal.

The total base infrastructure inventory includes 1,012 buildings valued at $2.6 billion; a 450,000 gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant; and 1,581 military family housing units. The Cannon infrastructure is located on more than 64,553 acres, and an additional 6,000 acres at Melrose Air Force Range.

The 27th SOCES provides fire protection, emergency preparedness, explosive ordnance disposal, engineering, and asset management services for 5,100 personnel, organized into 4 groups, 23 squadrons and 16 staff agencies.

Awards and Decorations 

2010 Air Force Special Operations Command Small Unit Category
-Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit Award
2010 Air Force Special Operations Command Installation Awards
- Gen. Thomas D. White; Environmental Quality Award
- Gen. Thomas D. White; Resources Conservation Award
2007  Air Force Special Operations Command winner of five of eight CE Flight Awards:
- Maj. Gen. Clifton D. Wright Award; Outstanding Operations Flight
- Maj. Gen. Robert Thompson Award; Outstanding Resources Flight
- Brig. Gen. Michael A. McAuliffe Award; Outstanding Housing Flight
- Col. Frederick J. Riemer Award; Outstanding Readiness Flight
- Senior Master Sgt.  Gerald J. Stryzak Award; Outstanding Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight 
2007 AFSOC Winner of the Theodore Von Karman Award. This award recognizes outstanding contribution to National Defense in the Field of Science and Engineering 
2007 Tree City USA - 10th consecutive year 
2006 & 2007 Air Force Runner-up for Maj. Gen. Clifton D. Wright Award; Outstanding Operations Flight 
2006 AF Winner of Brig. Gen. Archie S. Mayes Award as best Engineering Flight 

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3rd Quarterly Community Meeting

Video by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft
September 2021 Cannon AFB PFOS/PFOA Virtual Meeting
27th Special Operations Wing
Sept. 15, 2021 | 01:12:58
The 27th Special Operations Wing and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center hosted a virtual public meeting to provide updates to its on-going actions to address Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), identified at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

This is the third meeting of a planned series of quarterly meetings focused on the Air Force’s response to PFAS. AFCEC’s environmental experts will be available to answer questions regarding these efforts. The Air Force welcomes and encourages public participation and involvement.