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 […]

What’s happening — Sept. 12

Today Team Cohesion Challenge, Goruck TBD, Fitness Center Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Family Style Meals: Pasta Bake 5 p.m., Landing Zone Dollar Daze 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes 22 Jump Street 7 p.m., Base Theater All Nighter 9 p.m., Community Center Saturday Club Championship 7:30 a.m., Whispering Winds Golf Course Give Parents a […]

AFSOC commander concludes visit

U.S. Air Force photo: Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, gives a gesture of approval after receiving a briefing on a new dormitory construction project Sept. 4 at Cannon Air Force base. Heithold’s approval of new Cannon military construction projects aligns with his second priority, “to provide an environment for airmen and families to thrive.”

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs After his two day orientation Lt. Gen Bradley Heithold, Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, left the men and women of the 27th Special Operations Wing with a challenge. “We are going to fly more, we are going to train harder, and when General Votel [United  States Special Operations […]

Riding for veterans

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Matt Littrell of Elbert, Colorado, rests during his coast-to-coast horseback ride Tuesday at the Curry County Fairgrounds with Big Country, one of seven horses he and two companions are using on the trek. They started at Marine Camp LeJune, North Carolina, on May 1 and plan to make Marine Camp Pendleton, California, by mid-December to raise awareness about high suicide rates among veterans.

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com To hear Marine veteran Matt Littrell tell it, this coast-to-coast horseback ride found him. It was about the time he placed the pistol that was to end his suffering on a table in front of him. “I just didn’t pick it up,” Littrell, 32, recalled during a day-long rest, […]

Identity theft awareness

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By Capt. Holly Buchanan 27th Special Operations Wing Judge Advocate Identity theft is a serious crime that can cause problems in various aspects of your life, including finances, credit history and reputation. Identity theft occurs when someone uses someone else’s personal data without that person’s permission, typically for financial gain. Thieves can steal identifying information […]

Q&A: Phil Vassar says he feels like one of the lucky ones

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Country music performer Phil Vassar made his debut in the late 1990s co-writing singles with the likes of Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina.

After earning a degree in business in his home state of Virginia, Phil Vasser loaded his Pinto station wagon and headed to Nashville like so many others. He feels he was one of the lucky ones. He made his debut in the late 1990s co-writing singles with the likes of Tim McGraw and Jo Dee […]

Cannon highlights women’s equality

U.S. Air Force graphic: Senior Airman Ericka Engblom
Dating back more than 150 years, the fight for women’s equality has a long and tangled history. Now, as more opportunities for women become available in the military, women are stepping into more roles.

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Air Commandos of Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, recently came together during a Women’s Equality event to discuss, celebrate and pay tribute to the inspiring achievements of those who came before them. Today, women in America are able to vote, hold office, own property, own a business and […]

What’s happening — Sept. 5

Today Register for Goruck Light at Fitness Center Today! Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone First Friday Tailgate Football Party 5 p.m., Landing Zone Spin the Wheel 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes Tammy 7 p.m., Base Theater Saturday Carlsbad Caverns National Park 8 a.m., Outdoor Recreation Earth to Echo 3 p.m., Base Theater 1990’s Trivia […]

JAG corps announces law school programs

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

By Maj. Monica Mussbaum 27th Special Operations Wing Officers interested in continuing to serve the Air Force as a Judge Advocate are invited to apply to the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program. Officers selected for FLEP have the opportunity to attend law school at the expense of the Air Force while also […]