Base will be adding one aircraft per month, official says

Col. David Piech of Cannon Air Force Base gave Roosevelt County commissioners an update on Cannon activity at the Tuesday county commission meeting. The following is what he reported: • The base will be changing its vice wing commander and flight medicine commander later this year. • One new aircraft a month will continue arriving […]

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 […]

Work to begin soon on Cannon housing

Kevin Wilson An Atlanta-based developer met with about 80 developers Tuesday at the Clovis Civic Center to discuss details on a private housing plan at Cannon Air Force Base. Schedule to start July 1, the housing privatization project will add 677 new homes to the base. The work at Cannon is part of a $470 […]

Developers discuss Cannon housing details

Kevin Wilson An Atlanta-based developer met with about 80 developers Tuesday at the Clovis Civic Center to discuss details on a private housing plan at Cannon Air Force Base. Schedule to start July 1, the housing privatization project will add 677 new homes to the base. The work at Cannon is part of a $470 […]

Keeping fees means cutting force

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If Congress blocks Defense Department plans to raise TRICARE fees for military retirees and beneficiary co-pays on drug prescriptions filled off base, the services will have to make even deeper cuts in force strength than now planned, the military’s top health official told lawmakers last week. “Given the constraints of the Budget Control Act, if […]

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, […]

Group organizes health care forum

Christina Calloway The 27th Special Operations Medical Group organized the Cannon Care Group in May to keep the Cannon Air Force Base community aware of medical group issues. The open forum is for medical group staff and anyone on base. Usually the group goes over health-related topics for the first hour and then the group […]

Base Exchange focuses on loss prevention

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal Cynthia Diverty, loss prevention manager, monitors the store’s surveillance system Feb. 10 at The Exchange at Cannon Air Force Base. The Exchange currently has 48 cameras installed and is awaiting 16 more by mid-March. By Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Base Exchange […]

Fitness center construction kicks into high gear

USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley Renovations to the Fitness Center are underway Feb. 9 at Cannon Air Force Base. Upgrades to the fitness center will create a larger cardio space, fitness and weight rooms, as well as a more efficient layout of workout equipment. By Emily Crowe: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Construction […]

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 […]

Classes available for motorcyclists

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USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bill Seaman, 27th Special Operations Wing mission enhancement flight superintendent, teaches a motorcycle safety class to base personnel on Feb. 2 at the Landing Zone. The safety course training is required by Air Force Instruction for all active duty personnel who ride a […]

Base celebrates Superbowl Sunday

Alisa Boswell: Cannon Connections Civilian Cannon Air Force Base personnel member Erett Grubbs, left, Senior Airman Zach Gibson, center, and Chief Master Sgt. Matt Caruso chow down for the hot wing eating contest at the Drop Zone Sunday afternoon just before the start of the Super Bowl. Caruso, who won the contest, said it was […]

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 […]

Press release: Changes to Chavez West, Base entry

By Public Affairs Office: 27th SOW Public Affairs Effective 15 Feb 12, visitor entry requirements for Chavez West housing will be identical to visitor entry requirements for Cannon main base. The policy for both locations is that visitors will either be escorted or sponsored by: an Active Duty, Guard or Reserve member on official orders […]

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 […]

Commentary: Band holds special meaning for couple

Courtesy photo The Caffreys with the Oak ridge Boys in 2004. A Cannon Air Force Base couple was able to reunite with one of their favorite music groups, and capture a photograph they had been chasing for seven years. Tech Sgt. Ed Caffrey and his wife Tyleen, had a backstage meeting with The Oak Ridge […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Proud to be part of a select few

Sometimes, I wonder if I am the only one that feels a special sense of pride when I hand my military I.D. to the friendly gate guards as I make my way onto the base. As soon as I am beyond the gate, I can’t help but feel this little surge of glee that I […]

Graduation —

Johnson Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Steven M. Johnson, formerly stationed at Cannon Air Force Base from 1998-2002, will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Wayland Baptist University, Lubbock, Texas, campus on Jan. 13. Steve is a 1975 graduate of Alamo High School in Alamo, Tenn. He served his country honorably for 25 […]