New CDC now operational

USAF: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom Lt. Col Dave Piech, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander, left, assisted by, Denise Vanderwarker, right, Airman and Family Services flight chief, Dalton McDonald and Kiyah Morris, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Child Development Center at Nov. 21 at Cannon Air Force Base. […]

Operational readiness exercise ongoing

Cannon Connections staff Cannon Air Force Base will be conducting an operational readiness exercise until Oct. 29, according to a news release. The release said the exercise began Wednesday. Residents on or near the base may notice increased activity, use of the public address system and may hear sirens and simulated explosions, the release said. […]

Air Commandos seek ‘outstanding’ ORI results

By 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Air Commandos of the 27th Special Operations Wing have high expectations for the November Operational Readiness Inspection — they’re hoping for an “outstanding” rating, the best possible result. The wing conducted an Operational Readiness Exercise at Cannon Air Force Base beginning August 2. This exercise […]

Survive, serve honorably: Things to think about

By Col. Stephen Clark: 27th SOW Commander The summer months are fast approaching, meaning more outdoor activities and spending vacation time with family and friends. I encourage you to take some well-deserved time to rest and recharge your batteries. We have been and will continue to be very busy as we concurrently support our operational […]

Cannon Operational Readiness Exercise begins Saturday

Freedom New Mexico People who live on or near Cannon Air Force Base may be affected by an Operational Readiness Exercise scheduled for Saturday through April 15, according to a news release from the base. Residents may notice increased activity, use of the public address system, sirens or simulated explosions. According to the release, traffic […]

Operational Readiness Exercise begins Saturday

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The 27th Special Operations Wing is scheduled to have an Operational Readiness Exercise from Saturday through Thursday. This particular readiness exercise is part of a year-long effort to prepare for the wing’s first Operational Readiness Inspection scheduled for mid-November. While passing an inspection is a definite plus, the purpose of […]

School district state funding decrease

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales Municipal Schools has $211,000 less in its operational fund than expected, but the director of finance said the district has a financial cushion to prevent problems. The board of education approved a number of budget adjustments, including two decreases to the operational fund, at its meeting Monday in […]

Farwell to get egg-processing plant

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico An egg-processing plant near Farwell will soon be operational. The Mississippi-based Cal-Maine Foods plant began construction in September 2007, and recently had its first delivery of baby chicks, said Tim Dawson, vice president and chief financial officer. The company hatches the chicks at its hatchery in Mendenhall, Miss., then […]

Pay reform eyed to support reserve

By Tom Philpott To address the strain on U.S. forces, Congress and the Department of Defense formally should endorse the concept an “operational reserve” that would be trained and supported to fight, on rotational basis, alongside active forces in the global war on terrorism and any future conflict. But for an operational reserve to succeed […]

Ahead of the curve

Senior Airman Wilfredo Nieves inspects the safety wires of the main gun system on a M61A1 20mm gun. Airman Thomas Trower Armament shop streamlines weapon inspection Though maintenance shops throughout the Air Force perform preventative maintenance on their equipment, one Cannon shop has spearheaded the effort to minimize the downtime of operational jets in each […]