Defenders participate in local Veterans Day parade

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27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Hundreds of Clovis, New Mexico residents lined Main Street Nov. 15 for Clovis’ annual Veterans Day parade. Members with the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, made an appearance to honorably represent members of the 27th Special Operations Wing. “I am extremely […]

Flu vaccinations: Everyone’s doing it

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U.S. Air Force Col. Tony Bauernfeind, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Scanlan, 27 SOW command chief, receive their annual flu vaccine from two medical personnel Oct. 29 at Cannon Air Force Base. The Air Force has a goal of having 90 percent of military personnel vaccinated by mid-December, and Cannon is on track to surpass that goal by a month.

By Senior Airman Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a contagious disease that spreads throughout the United States each year, typically between October and May. The Department of Defense is making sure service members get their flu shots because the illness has a significant potential […]

Med Group to open on wing training days

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27th Special Operations Medical Group In an effort to better serve the beneficiaries using the services of the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, Cannon’s medics will be moving their wing training day to the first Wednesday of each month starting Dec. 3. “Mondays are historically one of our busiest days of the week, so remaining […]

Texas Tech celebrates vets

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Heath Matthews, 33rd Special Operations Squadron pilot, is presented with a Texas Tech game ball as a thank you for his faithful service to the nation prior to kick-off Nov. 15 in Lubbock. Matthews, a graduate of Texas Tech, was selected to be the Cannon representative for the Red Raiders military appreciation game.

By Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Texas Tech University hosted a Veteran’s Day military appreciation day to honor the men and women who have served and are currently serving in America’s armed forces. All branches of service were invited to attend a free football game in Lubbock as the Texas […]

Gratitude goes both ways during honorary commanders’ tour

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi
U.S. Air Force aircrew members with the 16th Special Operations Squadron describe the unique capabilities of the AC-130H Spectre gunship to honorary commanders Nov. 13 at Cannon Air Force Base. The 27th Special Operations Wing honorary command program is geared toward fostering military pride and local support from a broad group of surrounding community ambassadors.

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Community leaders from Clovis and Portales witnessed a variety of demonstrations from Air Commandos during an honorary commanders’ tour Nov. 13 here. “The idea is to give a taste of what happens at the 27th Special Operations Wing,” said Col. Heather Buono, 27th […]

Seeking opportunities, guaranteeing a future

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Patty Vaughn, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron Non-Appropriated Funds chief human resource officer, and Bob Weber, 27 SOFSS NAF resource assistant, speak to an interested employment prospect about openings at the regional Fall Job Fair held Nov. 5 at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena in Portales. Local military and civilian talent pools were presented with an abundance of local, regional, and national businesses ready to hire, some on the spot.

27th Special Operations Public Affairs As part of the Public-Private, Private-Public Partnership initiative, and in conjunction with the local Regional Growth Management Office and other affiliates, a regional Fall Job Fair was held Nov. 5 at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena in Portales. Local military and civilian talent pools were presented with an abundance […]

Suicide prevention important part of being wingman

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series of stories focusing on suicide prevention. By Airman 1st Class Brandon Valle 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs Suicide prevention is a high priority in the Department of Defense, focusing on the numerous resources available to those with suicidal thoughts. What we sometimes fail to discuss […]

Scanlan takes on command chief position

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By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operation Wing Public Affairs Through the recent U.S. Air Force Command Chief Screening Board, Chief Master Sgt. Randy Scanlan was selected the 27th Special Operations Wing command chief, effective Oct. 21. “Being selected as the command chief for the 27 SOW is not what I expected to […]

CAP holds change of command

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Beattie, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control apprentice and Civil Air Patrol Captain, thanks everyone after taking command of the High Plains Composite Squadron Nov. 4 at the Army National Guard Armory. Beattie is excited for the opportunity to lead and grow the squadron.

By 2nd Lt. Erin Recanzone 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Eastern New Mexico squadron of the Civil Air Patrol hosted a change of command ceremony at the Army National Guard Armory in Clovis, New Mexico, Nov. 4. During the ceremony, CAP Capt. Andrew Beattie, an active duty airman 1st class at Cannon Air […]

Surprise reunion for Air Commando families

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By Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs There was not a dry eye in the house as two Air Commandos were reunited with their loved ones during the L.J. Jenkins invitational Oct. 31 at the Curry County Events Center, Clovis. Amy and Haley Grace McClanahan along with Sarah and Austin Kinsley […]