Air Commandos pay homage to POW/MIA brethren

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack
Dan McKinney, former Prisoner of War and the 7th inductee into the Hall of Heroes, weeps during a presentation at the POW/Missing in Action luncheon Sept. 17 at Cannon Air Force Base. The luncheon served as an opportunity to honor those service members and their families who have experienced the trauma of a loved one becoming POW/MIA.

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs 27th Special Operations Wing Airmen remember, connect and  pay homage to countless tears shed at funerals with empty caskets, for those who may never come home. In a recent act of reverence, Air Commandos observed National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day Sep 17 including a 24-hour […]

Command Chief commentary: Creating a pride epidemic at Cannon

U.S. Air Force graphic: Staff Sgt. Alexxis Pons Abascal

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of commentaries highlighting the pillars of Air Commando excellence at Cannon. By Chief Master Sgt. Paul Henderson 27th Special Operations Wing Epidemics have a bad connotation. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been dominating the news lately and is a tragedy. Webster Online defines an […]

Cannon hosts EMT rodeo

U.S. Air Force photo: Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz
U.S. Air Force Emergency Medical Technicians crawl to cover during a simulated fire fight Sept. 12 at Melrose Air Force Range. The scenario, which was part of the Commando Challenge element of the EMT Rodeo, required participants to locate, treat and transport injured airmen in hostile conditions.

By Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Ten teams of elite Emergency Medical Technicians from installations across the Air Force convened Sept. 12 and 13 at Cannon Air Force Base for two days of innovative, high-octane competition during the EMT Rodeo. The seventh iteration of the rodeo required contenders to execute […]

Commentary: We are today’s Airmen

U.S. Air Force graphic: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs I am an American airman. Ultimately, the choices and decisions I have made the last 25 years have led me to this chapter in my life. I am a warrior. Physical, mental and spiritual toughness play a major part in every aspect of […]

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

Air Force Graphic: Steve Thompson

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

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack
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

U.S. Air Force graphic: Senior Airman Ericka Engblom

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 […]