Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant missing

A 31-year-old lieutenant has been missing from Cannon Air Force Base for one week, according to base officials. Lt. Scott W. Lee was last seen at 11 a.m. March 12 at his apartment in Clovis. He was scheduled to report for duty at Cannon on March 13 but never reported. A Cannon press release said […]

Air Force drug testing expanded

By Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Air Force announced that they, along with the other military branches, will expand drug testing to include screening for commonly-abused prescription medications. Testing will begin in May at Cannon Air Force Base. The Secretary of Defense gave 90 days advance notice of the […]

Air Commando of the Month: Self-motivation

USAF: Senior Airman Jette Carr U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Johnson, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron airfield management, stands on the flightline in front of nearly 1,300 runway lights that he maintains. By Senior Airman Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public Affairs Editor’s note: Each month a new airman will be highlighted as Air Commando […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Your duty station is what you make of it

I grew up in what was once a small town just outside of Montgomery, Ala. It has grown through the years, but was once a town about the size of Clovis. Montgomery is home to Maxwell Air Force Base, so growing up I crossed paths with several Air Force families coming through Maxwell for schooling […]

Center aims to promote healthy lifestyle

Christina Calloway: Cannon Connections The staff at Cannon Air Force Base’s Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) is encouraging the Cannon community to participate in the classes they offer for weight management and a healthy lifestyle. HAWC health promotion manager and flight commander Joseph Althoff is organizing the Fit to Fight Weight Management class on Tuesday, […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Hero’s tale inspiring

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Johnnie O. Yellock In July 2011, five days after being promoted to the rank of staff sergeant, and 10 days into his second combat deployment, Air Force Combat Controller Johnnie O. Yellock II’s vehicle rolled over an IED in the Paktika province in Afghanistan. Yellock was standing in the vehicle at […]

Community should unite behind base

I thought your readers might be interested in these comments made Tuesday to Association of Defense Communities by Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary-Installations Kathleen Ferguson: “(Department of Defense’s) 2004 report to Congress stated the Air Force had 24 percent excess capacity and this number does not reflect current excess Air Force capacity. “BRAC 2005 fell […]

Air Commandos earn citizenship

USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley Three Air Commandos earned their U.S. citizenship during a ceremony Feb. 16 at the Landing Zone at Cannon Air Force Base. Individuals must normally wait five years before applying to become a U.S. citizen, however, if they are serving in the armed forces during a time of war that […]

Air Commandos respond to exercise

USAF: Maj. Mike Janssen U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Lorilee Draper, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron superintendent, evaluates emergency medical technicians responding to a simulated injury during a 27th SOW exercise at Melrose Air Force Range. Base personnel were evaluated on actions taken in response to two separate incidents and performed well according […]

Their view: Childhood passes by in blink of an eye

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Jeni Ennis is an Air Force wife and mother of three who writes a weekly column in our military newspaper. This is her latest effort:

Portales youth tour Cannon

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USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Johnathan Estrada, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, talks to kids from the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales, about his daily duties in the control tower Feb. 11 at Cannon Air Force Base. The kids from the home […]

Airman tapped for Tops in Blue

USAF: Maj. Chris Burch U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Hardeman, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems specialist, shows off his vocal abilities at a competition held Jan. 9-16 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Hardeman, who is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, placed first in the men’s vocal division after […]

Official: Base should do well despite cuts

Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base should survive military budget cuts in better shape than many other bases across the country, says Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler, fresh from a three-day conference with Air Force top brass. Chandler said Friday that he sees continued growth for Cannon because its […]

DoD awards Cannon contract

Cannon Connections staff A leading engineering and technical services company has received a $75 million contract to support intelligence at Cannon Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, Fla., according to a Monday news release from GlobeNewswire. According to the news release, the United States Air Force Special Operations Command has awarded the three-year contract to […]

Cannon construction

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley Pergola at the Drop Zone By 27th SOW Public Affairs As Cannon Air Force Base, continues to grow, various construction projects have been implemented to accommodate the base’s rapidly growing demands. The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided the information and […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Remembering fallen hero

Courtesy photo Senior Airman Mark Forester A few columns back, I mentioned a family friend of ours that was an Air Force combat controller who was killed in Afghanistan while conducting combat operations in September 2010. The country needs to know of its many fallen heroes. Today, you will learn about one. Senior Airman Mark […]

Range expansion signing ceremony is Wednesday

Cannon Connections A signing ceremony is set for Wednesday in Santa Fe to pave the way for an expansion of the Melrose Air Force Range. A two-part process will lease about 11,000 acres of state trust land in Roosevelt County to the U.S. Air Force. The range currently includes about 66,000 acres in northwestern Roosevelt […]

Bombing range lease signing ceremony Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico A signing ceremony is set for Wednesday in Santa Fe to pave the way for an expansion of the Melrose Air Force Range. A two-part process will lease about 11,000 acres of state trust land in Roosevelt County to the U.S. Air Force. The range currently includes about 66,000 acres in northwestern […]

Cannon eliminating 53 civilian positions

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Christina Calloway Cannon Air Force Base will be cutting 53 civilian positions but a spokesperson said Thursday that doesn’t mean 53 people will lose their jobs. According to a press release from Cannon public affairs, 26 of the jobs being eliminated were already vacant and hadn’t been filled. Of the remaining 27 people being affected […]

Cannon youth can ‘Bowl to Win’ at Cannon Lanes

Courtesy photo Marjorie Sisneros, recreation specialist with the Youth Center, presented Robert Dixon, 14, with his “Bowl to Win” prize: a custom fit Global 900 bowling ball, roller bag and towel (valued at $100). He participates regularly in Cannon Lanes’ Youth Bowling League. By 27th SOW Public Affairs The Air Force’s annual World Wide Bowling […]