Changes ahead at the HAWC

U.S. Air Force Graphic: Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Health and Wellness Center at Cannon Air Force Base offers a wealth of programs to encourage fitness and nutrition for Cannon’s Air Commandos — and with the program’s restructuring around the corner, the time is ripe to take advantage of all the […]

Guest column: Facial hair aspirations may be in vain

Kitsana Dounglomchan

During the air show at Cannon Air Force Base in May, there was a pilot that had one of the best mustaches I’d ever seen. He’s one of those guys that looks like he can grow a full beard overnight. I even overheard a female officer tell him, “That has to be one of the most […]

What’s happening — July 25

Today Final Move 9 a.m., Community Training Center Splash and Dash 11 a.m., DZ Aquatic Center Captain America: The Winter Soldier 1 p.m., Base Theater Summer Carnival 3 p.m., Youth Center Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone 300: Rise of an Empire 7 p.m., Base Theater Cosmic Family Bowl Night 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes […]

Environmental restoration program feedback

U.S. Air Force graphic: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal

By Laura Peters 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron The U.S. Air Force has recently announced the availability for public comments regarding Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis at Cannon Air Force Base. The feedback is aimed at the EE/CA prepared to address migration of hazards associated with surface and near-surface polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contaminated soils […]

Air Commando highlight: Aerospace maintenance ace

U.S. Air Force photo: Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Ohienmhen, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance technician, was selected for the Diamond Sharp Award for his commitment to excellence and outstanding performance.

Editor’s note: This feature is the thirteenth in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp and Hard Charger Award winners. By Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Air Force is diverse as the individuals who comprise it, each with their own […]

Existing tools help users reduce PII breaches

By 1st Lt. Meredith Hein 24th Air Force Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Members of 24th Air Force are refurbishing an old email tool to help Air Force users reduce breaches of personally identifiable information, or PII. The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool, or DSET, which currently prompts users to provide a digital […]

Air Commando highlight: Aerial assurance

U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Xavier Lockley
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Katherine Turner, 27th Special Operations Group Air Traffic Control apprentice, was selected for the Diamond Sharp Award for her excellence on duty, volunteering in the local community and being a quiet professional.

Editor’s note: This feature is the twelfth in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp and Hard Charger Award winners. By Senior Airman Xavier Lockley 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Aircraft are an essential part of an Air Force mission as they help get the […]

Commentary: Cannon’s continued efforts for water conservation and sustainability

U.S. Air Force graphic: Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi

By Col. Tony D. Bauernfeind 27th Special Operations Wing commander The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence, and when it comes to Cannon’s side of the fence, it’s the preferred way. Over the past year, despite increasing Cannon’s industrial footprint by nearly 96,000 square feet and welcoming nearly 1,000 […]

What’s happening — July 18

Today Madagascar 1 p.m., Base Theater Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone SAPI Bowling Extravaganza 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes Lone Survivor 7 p.m., Base Theater Saturday Sidewalk Chalk Saturday 11 a.m., Cannon Library Needle Felting 1 p.m., Community Center Draft Day 3 p.m., Base Theater Red Pin Night 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes The Counselor […]

Around the world in 27 days

U.S. Air Force photo
U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II maintainers gather to welcome the aircraft and its crew home from a nearly four-week mission around the world July 9 at Cannon Air Force Base. The mission was the first of its kind for Air Force Special Operations’ newest aircraft.

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The first continuous mission around the world for the MC-130J Commando II, Air Force Special Operations Command’s newest platform, ended successfully July 9 with the aircraft’s safe return to Cannon Air Force Base. The MC-130J’s historic mission, which spanned five continents and approximately […]