Historic Free Fall – CannonConnections.com – March 7

Historic 26 STS military free fall

U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Eboni Reece Members from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron leap from an MC-130J Commando II during a Military Free Fall jump Feb. 28 at Melrose Air Force Range. Two members of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, joined by two other special tactics members, conducted the first Military Free Fall jump in conjunction with one of the many aerial assets maintained at Cannon.

By Senior Airman Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs History was made Feb. 28 at Melrose Air Force Range as two members of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron conducted the first Military Free Fall jump in conjunction with one of the many aerial assets maintained at Cannon Air Force Base. Simultaneously, the 522nd [...]

What’s happening — March 7

Today Key Spouse Initial Training 9 a.m., Airman & family Readiness Center Roll the Dice Night 4 p.m., Cannon Lanes Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Movie Night 5 p.m., Youth Center Raise Your Glass 5 p.m., Landing Zone Men’s Varsity Softball Tryouts 5 p.m., Base Softball Fields Teen Leadership Club 5:30 p.m., Youth [...]

Mini MC-130J Commando II display moves to 522 SOS

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Marc Remsen, Senior Airman Bryce Williams and Airman John McClain, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron members, pose with Capt. Anders Hedberg, 522nd Special Operations Squadron pilot, after mounting a miniature MC-130J static display Feb. 24 at Cannon Air Force Base. The display, which previously stood outside of the Pecos Trail Dining Facility, was relocated to the front of the new 522 SOS building.

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs After enjoying a meal at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility, Air Commandos might notice that the familiar miniature MC-130J Commando II static display can no longer be found outside. Members of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron worked to safely relocate the [...]

An everlasting American legacy

U.S. Air Force Photo: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack Members of the 16th Special Operations Squadron stand alongside their prized AC-130H Spectre gunship Feb. 2 at Cannon Air Force Base. As this aircraft is sent into retirement, the sensor operators bid farewell to an aerial asset that has not only served its country proud, but leaves a lasting American Legacy to future generations.

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is the fourth in a continuous series highlighting the phase out and eventual retirement of the eight AC-130H Spectre gunships at Cannon Air Force Base, scheduled to occur in fiscal year 2015. Seasoned members of the 16th Special Operations [...]

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