Air Commando highlight: Aerial assurance

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Katherine Turner, 27th Special Operations Group Air Traffic Control apprentice, was selected for the Diamond Sharp Award for her excellence on duty, volunteering in the local community and being a quiet professional.

Editor’s note: This feature is the twelfth in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp and Hard Charger Award winners. By Senior Airman Xavier Lockley 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Aircraft are an essential part of an Air Force mission as they help get the […]

Commentary: Cannon’s continued efforts for water conservation and sustainability

U.S. Air Force graphic: Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi

By Col. Tony D. Bauernfeind 27th Special Operations Wing commander The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence, and when it comes to Cannon’s side of the fence, it’s the preferred way. Over the past year, despite increasing Cannon’s industrial footprint by nearly 96,000 square feet and welcoming nearly 1,000 […]

Around the world in 27 days

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U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II maintainers gather to welcome the aircraft and its crew home from a nearly four-week mission around the world July 9 at Cannon Air Force Base. The mission was the first of its kind for Air Force Special Operations’ newest aircraft.

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The first continuous mission around the world for the MC-130J Commando II, Air Force Special Operations Command’s newest platform, ended successfully July 9 with the aircraft’s safe return to Cannon Air Force Base. The MC-130J’s historic mission, which spanned five continents and approximately […]

Remembering one of our own

U.S. Air Force graphic: Senior Airman Ericka Engblom
The 27th Special Operations Wing is mourning the loss of Airman 1st Class Andrew Padilla, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, who lost his life in a car crash July 13 in Clovis. Padilla joined the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 6, 2012, and arrived at Cannon in April 2013.

By Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing is mourning the loss of Airman 1st Class Andrew Padilla, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, who lost his life in a car crash July 13 in Clovis. The thoughts of all within the Cannon Air Force Base community, […]

BBC scholarship awarded at Cannon

U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Ericka Engblom
Justin Henderson, son of Chief Master Sgt. Paul Henderson, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief, accepts a certificate of congratulations from Dorothy Molina, Balfour Beatty Communities community manager. The BBC Foundation holds an annual scholarship contest every year for members of the military community.

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs College, it is that sacred realm of higher education that assists young adults in reaching for their dreams and discovering their futures. However, while filled with possibilities and an extremely helpful tool toward walking a productive career path, college is not a cheap experience. […]

Community Center travels to Albuquerque Comic Expo

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mike Gruber, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron food apprentice, mulls over art by illustrator James O’Barr June 28, 2014 at the Albuquerque Comic Expo in Albuquerque. The Community Center at Cannon Air Force Base coordinated the trip to the expo.

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Community Center at Cannon Air Force Base is more than the base’s home for opportunities to get creative, relax and meet with friends — it’s a gathering space for like-minded people. For one weekend, that space expanded all the way out to […]

Too hot to handle: Summer vehicle safety

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By Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Six months into 2014, 13 children have already lost their lives due to heatstroke after being forgotten or intentionally left in parked vehicles. If national averages echo those of recent years, another 25 children will lose their lives to vehicular hyperthermia before the hot […]

Student round-up

U.S. Air Force graphic: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing is scheduled to host the inaugural Student Connection Round-Up at the Base Chapel, Aug. 1. The goal of this event is for new students at Cannon Air Force Base to meet established students prior to the start of the school year. Stressors of starting […]

Cannon Commissary to offer carts for special needs children

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By Cherie Huntington Defense Commissary Agency Public Affairs Forty commissaries across the United States, to include the commissary at Cannon Air Force Base will soon offer a grocery cart designed specifically for special needs children. Called “Caroline’s Cart,” it enables special-needs children — or even adults under 250 pounds — to safely and easily accompany […]

Mosquitoes invade Cannon

U.S. Air Force graphic: Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi

Pest Management Office Spring and early summer rains brought out the local mosquito population in force at Cannon Air Force Base — and no one likes to hear that buzzing noise followed by a bite on the back of the neck. Luckily, there are many options available to help combat mosquitoes around Cannon’s residences and […]