Commentary: Air Commando excellence: Creating an environment where Airmen can thrive

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By Chief Mater Sgt. Paul Henderson 27th Special Operations Wing Command Chief In order to achieve excellence, leaders at all levels must be fully committed to creating an environment where our airmen can thrive.  Officers, enlisted and civilians all have equal stake and responsibility when it comes to ensuring environments within their span of control […]

Late night workouts now available

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Air Commandos and dependents can gain access to unmanned fitness facilities by heading to the main fitness center during normal duty hours at Cannon Air Force Base. Normal hours are Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — to include holidays and wing safety days.

By Staff Sgt. Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Members of the Cannon community can now register their ID cards at the Fitness Center to access base gyms during unmanned hours. Both the main fitness center and temporary field house, located in Hangar 174 next to the Fire Department, can be utilized […]

Suicide Prevention Month: A reminder of our 24/7/365 responsibility to ourselves and each other

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By Jonathan Stock Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs WASHINGTON — All airmen have a responsibility that last much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the […]

Ruck march for remembrance

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On the thirteenth anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the men and women Cannon Air Force Base paid tribute by participating in a 9.11 mile ruck march/run on Sept. 11, 2014.

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Sept. 11, 2001 is a date etched into the hearts and minds of people around the world. On that day, 2,997 souls perished; these public deaths were repeatedly plastered on television screens across the globe. It was an attack that was calculated and personal, and it became the […]

There goes the neighborhood

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack
Balfour Beatty Communities has been working tirelessly to complete the much anticipated housing project at Cannon Air Force Base. New residents can expect many improvements such as GE Energy Star appliances, spacious rooms and ample room for storage.

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs This is the first article in a four part series highlighting the housing project’s progress, updates and move-in-ready status. There are many changes taking place at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico this year, but none have generated quite the “buzz” within the […]

Cannon implements innovative barrier system

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By Tech. Sgt. Shanika Foster 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron Air Force security forces members are required to take charge of their post and protect all personnel and property they are responsible for until properly relieved. Members of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron take this charge seriously. One of their tools is […]

AFSOC commander concludes visit

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, gives a gesture of approval after receiving a briefing on a new dormitory construction project Sept. 4 at Cannon Air Force base. Heithold’s approval of new Cannon military construction projects aligns with his second priority, “to provide an environment for airmen and families to thrive.”

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs After his two day orientation Lt. Gen Bradley Heithold, Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, left the men and women of the 27th Special Operations Wing with a challenge. “We are going to fly more, we are going to train harder, and when General Votel [United  States Special Operations […]

Riding for veterans

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Matt Littrell of Elbert, Colorado, rests during his coast-to-coast horseback ride Tuesday at the Curry County Fairgrounds with Big Country, one of seven horses he and two companions are using on the trek. They started at Marine Camp LeJune, North Carolina, on May 1 and plan to make Marine Camp Pendleton, California, by mid-December to raise awareness about high suicide rates among veterans.

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com To hear Marine veteran Matt Littrell tell it, this coast-to-coast horseback ride found him. It was about the time he placed the pistol that was to end his suffering on a table in front of him. “I just didn’t pick it up,” Littrell, 32, recalled during a day-long rest, […]

Identity theft awareness

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By Capt. Holly Buchanan 27th Special Operations Wing Judge Advocate Identity theft is a serious crime that can cause problems in various aspects of your life, including finances, credit history and reputation. Identity theft occurs when someone uses someone else’s personal data without that person’s permission, typically for financial gain. Thieves can steal identifying information […]

Q&A: Phil Vassar says he feels like one of the lucky ones

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Country music performer Phil Vassar made his debut in the late 1990s co-writing singles with the likes of Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina.

After earning a degree in business in his home state of Virginia, Phil Vasser loaded his Pinto station wagon and headed to Nashville like so many others. He feels he was one of the lucky ones. He made his debut in the late 1990s co-writing singles with the likes of Tim McGraw and Jo Dee […]