Fire Prevention week: 15th Annual Fire Muster

U.S. Air Force photo: Staff Sgt. Alexxis Pons Abascal
A U.S. Air Force airman hoists a rolled-up fire hose up a flight of stairs during the 15th Annual Squadron Fire Muster Oct. 9 at Cannon Air Force Base. Eight teams from various squadrons across the 27th Special Operations Wing gathered to compete in this year’s event.

By Staff Sgt. Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Strength, stamina and team work — several components that were put to the test during the 15th Annual Squadron Fire Muster on Oct. 9. Eight teams from squadrons across the 27th Special Operations Wing gathered for the opportunity to bring home the traveling […]

Cannon’s ceremonial guardsmen

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By Senior Airman Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Honor is defined as regard with great respect. For that reason, honor guardsmen are those who have the privilege of showing the families of fallen service members the highest esteem in their final memorial services. Base honor guard at Cannon Air Force Base is […]

Cannon celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Cannon’s Hispanic Heritage Committee held a luncheon honoring the past, present and future of Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean Oct. 8 at the Landing Zone here. The luncheon, […]

What are Article 31 rights?

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Area Defense Counsel “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” How many of you have heard those words before? Pretty much anyone who has seen any law enforcement-related movie has watched officials advise suspects of their rights. This often-stated phrase […]

Transitioning 318 SOS mission

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack
The 318th Special Operations Squadron proudly retires a PC-12, non-standard aviation mission Sept. 26 at Cannon Air Force Base. Distinguished members of Team Cannon ceremoniously honored the respective aircraft’s aircrew, marking the transition to an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission.

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Air Commandos from the 318th Special Operations Squadron, their families and distinguished members of Team Cannon welcomed the last PC-12 non-standard aviation mission home Sept. 26, 2014. As the 318 SOS is adjusting from an NSAV mission to an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance […]

Air Commando excellence: Affirmation, retrospect after 30 years of service

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By Retired Chief Master Sgt. Paul Henderson 27th Special Operations Wing Two years of college and half a year of credits.  In 1984 that was my story, and I was looking for a new direction. I had two brothers that were involved in music and in successful bands, so in high school I thought that […]

AF Marathon Military Category winner at Cannon reflects on performance

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Juanjose Moran, 26th Special Tactics Squadron flight chief, 24th Special Operations Wing, dons his AF Marathon medal. Moran recently crossed the 2014 Air Force Marathon’s 26.2 mile finish line in 2:37 as the first active duty military winner and third overall finisher.

By Capt. Neil Samson 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs In the same manner Pheidippides ran 40 kilometers from the battlefield near Marathon to Athens to announce Greek victory over Persia, another warrior performed a similar act of physical might centuries later. In a first-ever win, 14-year AF Veteran Master Sgt. Juanjose Moran, 26th Special […]

Command chief retires, celebrates 30 years of service

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By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs After 30 years of service, Air Commandos said farewell to Chief Master Sgt. Paul Henderson, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief, at his retirement ceremony Oct. 3. The ceremony was brimming with military tradition as 27 SOW commander Col. Tony Bauernfeind entertained the […]

Air Force Ball commends 67 years of airpower

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi
Guests in 1940s attire arrive at the Air Force Ball Sept. 20 at the Landing Zone at Cannon Air Force Base. The ball celebrated 67 years of Air Force history.

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Air Commandos and their guests remembered the Air Force’s beginnings and celebrated its future at Cannon Air Force Base’s Air Force Ball Sept. 20 at the Landing Zone. The annual ball takes place to honor the anniversary of the National Security Act of […]

Cannon hosts congressional delegation

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack
Reps. Mac Thornberry, House Armed Services Committee vice chairman, and Steve Pearce, House Financial Services member, are given a tour of Team Cannon’s aerial assets Sept. 25 at Cannon Air Force Base. During their visit, they received an inside look at the AC-130W, MC-130J and U-28A models, in addition to introductions to respective aircraft crew members.

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Team Cannon had the honor of hosting Reps. Mac Thornberry, House Armed Services Committee vice chairman, and Steve Pearce, Financial Services member, Sept. 25 here. On their visit, both Thornberry and Pearce were given a front-row seat to the 27th Special Operations Wing’s […]