27th SOW Groups and Squadrons

27th SOG
27th SOMSG
27th SOMXG
27th SOMDG

27th special operations wing


The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, is one of four Air Force active duty Special Operations wings within Air Force Special Operations Command.  


The primary mission of the 27th SOW is to execute specialized airpower from a premier installation.


The wing's core missions include close air support, agile combat support, information operations, precision strike, forward presence and engagement, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, and specialized mobility. 


The 27th SOW is a pivotal component of AFSOC's ability to provide and conduct special operations missions ranging from precision application of firepower to infiltration, exfiltration, resupply, and refueling of special operations forces. In addition, the 27th SOW brings distinctive intelligence capabilities to the fight, including ISR, predictive analysis, and targeting expertise to joint special operations forces and combat search and rescue operations. 



As of Dec. 1, 2014, Cannon employs approximately 4,600 military personnel. The wing is divided into four groups and the staff agencies:  


27th Special Operations Group:   

27th Special Operations Support Squadron, provides operations support to flight operations

26th Special Tactics Squadron, tenant unit   

43rd Intelligence Squadron, tenant unit   

3rd Special Operations Squadron, MQ-1 Predator   

9th Special Operations Squadron, MC-130J Commando II   

16th Special Operations Squadron, AC-130W Stinger II

20th Special Operations Squadron, CV-22 Osprey   

33rd Special Operations Squadron, MQ-9 Reaper   

56th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron, provides specialized intelligence support    

318th Special Operations Squadron, U-28A    

524th Special Operations Squadron, C-146A   

551st Special Operations Squadron, tenant unit   


27th Special Operations Maintenance Group:   

27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, Accessories, AGE, Armament, Avionics, CV-22 Phase, Fabrications, Hydraulics, Maintenance Flight and Munitions   

27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 9th AMU and 16th AMU      

727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 3rd AMU and 20th AMU   


27th Special Operations Mission Support Group:   

27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron   

27th Special Operations Communications Squadron   

27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron   

27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron   

27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron   

27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron   


27th Special Operations Medical Group:   

27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron   

27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron   

27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron   


27th Special Operations Wing Staff Agencies:   

27th Special Operations Air Operations Squadron   

27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron   

Various other wing agencies: Public Affairs, Staff Judge Advocate, Equal Opportunity, Inspector General, etc.   


Point Of Contact:  27 SOW Public Affairs Office, 110 Alison Ave., Suite 1150; Cannon AFB, NM 88103; DSN 681-4131 or 575-784-4131; e-mail: 27SOWPA.publicaffairs@us.af.mil

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