2015 Military Child of the Year nominations open

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27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Operation Homefront has announced that nominations are open for the 2015 Military Child of the Year awards and will be accepted online through Dec. 12, 2014. This award is presented to an outstanding child from each of the five service branches. This year, the organization will also have a […]

A short chat with a fellow airman

By Kitsana Dounglomchan Guest columnist Staff Sgt. Steven Colley’s first assignment was Cannon Air Force Base. He enlisted in the Air Force out of Bristol, Tennessee, in 2010 as an aerospace propulsion apprentice. After working for three years and seven months on the flight line, he was selected to take over as the First Term […]

What’s happening — Oct. 31

Today Halloween Halloween Cosmic All Nighter 4 p.m., Cannon Lanes Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Family Style Meal: Country Fried Steak 5 p.m., Landing Zone Friday night Fright Night Movie: Deliver us From Evil 7 p.m., Base Theater Fang-Tastic Halloween Costume Party 9 p.m., Landing Zone Friday Night Fright Night Movie: The Shining […]

What to know about Ebola

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27th Special Operations Medical Group The first U.S. travel-associated case of the 2014 Ebola outbreak was diagnosed in Dallas, Texas Sept. 30. Since then, two other confirmed cases have been reported in the U.S., both involving nurses who were providing direct care for the first case. Experts worldwide are working diligently to contain the disease, […]

CFC almost here

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By 2nd Lt. Courtney Wittman 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron This year’s Combined Federal Campaign will run from Nov. 3 through Dec. 15. As federal employees, we have the opportunity to better our local, national and international communities by contributing toward efforts such as the CFC. This year’s CFC theme is “I gave for GOOD.” […]

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 […]

What’s happening — Oct. 24

Today Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Raise Your Glass 5 p.m., Landing Zone SAPI Bowling Night 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes Fall Dance 5 p.m., Youth Center Lucy 7 p.m., Base Theater Saturday Hearts Apart Pumpkin Patch 10 a.m., Chapel Annex College Football 3 p.m., Landing Zone Reza Illusionist 3 p.m., Base Theater Family […]

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 […]