Auto show brings out enthusiasts

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27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Members of the Cannon and local community gathered at Unity Park here to enjoy an afternoon surrounded by nostalgia brought on by vehicles from various eras Oct. 11. Paul Hopkins, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron Community Center manager, said the Cannon Thunder Auto Show is one of the […]

New housing project ribbon cutting ceremony

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Dorothy Molina, Balfour Beatty Communities community manager, hands the Windley family keys to their new home Oct. 16 at Cannon Air Force Base. After the ceremony, Molina gave the family a guided tour of their finished home.

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Balfour Beatty Communities hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the first move-ins of the highly anticipated housing project Oct. 16 at Cannon Air Force Base. “We are here today to honor the men and women who protect and serve us,” said William […]

REZA the illusionist performing at Cannon

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27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Air Commandos and their families are encouraged to come out and witness the world’s top touring illusionist Oct. 25 at the Base Theater here. “We are extremely excited to have REZA perform here for us,” said Jeanette Orrantia, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron marketing manager. “This type of […]

Dietary supplements: Risk vs. reward

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By Colette Muller 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron Have you heard of the chemical dimethylamylamine? This substance was banned by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012 and was in a number of dietary supplements. In clinical research, taking a product containing DMAA has been shown to increase heart rate and blood pressure.  There […]

Cannon airman named Air Force ATC of the year

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Hugh “Scotty” Stout II, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, holds up recently received awards Oct. 14 at Cannon Air Force Base. Stout was awarded for performing in an exemplary manner in support of military ATC facilities.

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Not many people can say that they have been preparing for their career since they were a child, but for Staff Sgt. Hugh “Scotty” Stout II, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, his career path seemed destined from the beginning.  So […]

Fire Prevention week: 15th Annual Fire Muster

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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

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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 […]