Hurlburt airmen die in U-28A crash

USAF photo The U-28A, seen in this file photo, is a single engine, manned fixed wing aircraft developed around the Pilatus PC-12 airframe that provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in support of special operations forces. Courtesy 1st SOW Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Capt. Ryan P. Hall from the 319th Special Operations Squadron, […]

Renovated dormitories readied for airmen

USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley After undergoing renovations, dorms 1156 and 1159 are available to house airmen at Cannon Air Force Base. In addition to individual room upgrades, common spaces such as kitchens and day rooms received new furnishings, appliances, tile and paint. By Emily Crowe: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron The rapid […]

AFA recognizes 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

By Senior Master Sgt. David Byron: Air Force Public Affairs Agency NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2011 were recognized during a formal banquet hosted by the Air Force Association during its 2011 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition on Sept. 19 at the National Harbor in Oxon […]

Airmen active in community

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell From left, Jeff Waldrop, Donnell Clark and Gabriel Alaniz all take a lunch break Sept. 3 after working half a day on building a home in Clovis for Habitat for Humanity. The three airmen all volunteer for various local organizations and events. Waldrop said he volunteered back home before joining the […]

Cannon puts spotlight on safety

USAF: Airman Ericka Engblom The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron and the 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron displayed a wrecked vehicle in July at Cannon Air Force Base, as a visual warning to service members about the increased dangers on the road during summer travel months. Senior Master Sgt. Drake Davidson, 27th Special […]

Project connects airmen with calling cards

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Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Capt. Ryan Cross, a Cannon Air Force Base pilot, tries out a new international phone card Tuesday night at his home. Cross said when deployed, early on in the deployment is the most difficult time for military families with communication. He said the Clovis Chamber of Commerce working towards buying international […]

VFW program recognizes deploying troops

Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Attendees at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515 “Hail and Farewell” event Friday listen to a speaker. Once a month since January, the local VFW post has been recognizing Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Support Squadron personnel who are deploying or have returned from deployment. Argen Duncan The […]

VFW recognizing deploying troops

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Argen Duncan The Portales Veterans of Foreign Wars post is honoring deploying and returning airmen with a monthly ceremony. VFW Post 9515 is the only one in the state to hold “Hail and Farewell” celebrations, although it’s a nationally supported program, said Ladies Auxiliary President Debbie Welch. The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary come together […]

Airmen display combat capabilities

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USAF: 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine Col. James Slife, 27th Special Operations Group commander, watches an aerial demonstration for around 600 spectators at the 27th SOW Capabilities Exercise. By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public Affairs The second annual 27th Special Operations Wing Capabilities Exercise (CAPEX), a demonstration of the wing’s many special operations […]

Diamond notes: Airmen should take pride in PT uniform

By Master Sgt. Sheronne King: 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron Editor’s note: Diamond Notes is a monthly column from the 27th Special Operations Wing’s first sergeants. The first sergeant is the senior enlisted member of a unit and reports directly to the commander as the chief adviser concerning the enlisted force. He or she […]

PLAYpass being offered to deployed airmen, families

By Erin Tindell: Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — In continuing efforts to build a resilient force, single airmen returning from deployment and families of deployed members can receive special discounts at select Force Support Squadron activities to help airmen and their families ease the pressures and […]

Duke of the Dutch Ovens: Airmen compete in annual chuck wagon cook-off

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Charles Fleming removes a finished chicken fried steak from a fryer. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections While Saturday’s temperatures soared in the 90s, it was even hotter in the shade of Charles Fleming’s chuck wagon tent as a fire roared inside his wood stove. Fleming, an accountant from Clovis, was the […]

Security Forces airmen issued ‘best friend’

By Tech. Sgt. Emily F. Alley, 451st AEW Public Affairs KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Outside the kennels at Kandahar Airfield in late March, several otherwise stoic security forces airmen gushed to their dogs, which jumped happily as they were released into the rocky yard. The airmen stressed, however, that these are not pets. These are […]

Air Commando Association: Cannon airmen working to start local chapter

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Master Sgt. George Lowe, left, and Master Sgt. John Hearn examine banners intended to spread the word about the new association at the Air Commando Association meeting last week. Liliana Castillo Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base are working to create a chapter of the Air Commando Association at the […]

Airmen recognized during annual awards ceremony

Cannon Connections staff The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base recognized airmen during the annual awards ceremony March 11 at the Landing Zone. The following airmen were recognized: • Airman of the year: Airmen 1st Class Garrett Oaks • Non-commissioned officer of the year: Tech Sgt. Joseph Barns • Senior non-commissioned officer […]

Two U.S. airmen killed in Frankfurt airport shooting

The Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany — A man armed with a handgun attacked a bus carrying U.S. Air Force troops at Frankfurt airport Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two others before being taken into custody, authorities said. Boris Rhein, the top security official in the German state of Hesse where the shooting took place, […]

Two U.S. airmen killed in Frankfurt airport shooting

The Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany — A man armed with a handgun attacked a bus carrying U.S. Air Force troops at Frankfurt airport Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two others before being taken into custody, authorities said. Boris Rhein, the top security official in the German state of Hesse where the shooting took place, […]

Airmen adoption list available

Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base’s Airmen and Family Readiness Center has collected a list of airmen for the upcoming year of the Adopt-an-Air-Commando program. The overall goal of the program is to strengthen the partnership of the base and surrounding communities, by providing support to military families and single airmen assigned to the […]

Ask the chief

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Airmen from Cannon Air Force Base recently received the opportunity to ask base’s newest Command Chief questions with the ability to remain anonymous if they wished. The questions were sent to each unit’s first sergeant, and then forwarded to Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, 27th Special Operations Wing […]

Pancakes for airmen

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Dwayne Remolado finishes off his plate of pancakes. Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Special Operations Wing Chief Master Sergeant’s Group was able to reinstate an annual tradition after taking a year off. The squadron hosts a Chief’s Pancake Breakfast which serves as a fundraiser. Chief Master […]