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.