June 28 Honors

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Powell Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, presents Daniel Cota, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, with the 2008 Air Force Special Operations Command Civilian of the Year Category 1 Award. The following airmen received supplemental selection for promotion to master sergeant. 27th Special Operations […]

Military update: Money lacking for disabled retirees

By Tom Philpott Active duty and reserve component members are closer to landing a 3.4 percent basic pay raise next January, which would be the 11th consecutive annual increase set higher than private sector wage growth. But in approving a $550.4 billion fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill and $130 billion for wartime operations last week, […]

16th SOS holding flag transfer ceremony

27th SOW Public Affairs The 16th Special Operations Squadron will hold a squadron flag-transfer ceremony at 1 p.m. today to mark the official transfer of the squadron from Hurlburt Field, Fla., to Cannon Air Force Base. Detachment 1 of the 16th SOS stood up at Cannon in July, 2008, to which a handful of people […]

Airmen reminded good impressions essential during UCI

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The 27th Special Operations Wing Inspector General’s office reminds Cannon airmen that making a good impression on the inspection team during the June 15-26 Unit Compliance Inspection doesn’t just take place at their work centers. “Although the Air Force Special Operations Inspector General team does not have a gradable section […]

Cannon inspection coming soon

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Unit Compliance Inspections are conducted every three years and Air Commandos here will soon have an opportunity to show inspectors that the 27th Special Operations Wing is healthy and mission capable. From June 15-26, Air Force Special Operations Command inspectors will visit Cannon for the base’s UCI. UCIs are assessments […]

3rd SOS wins AFSOC Squadron of Year

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USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Luciano Vazquez Air Force Special Operations Command commander Lt. Gen Donald C. Wurster, right, presents the 2008 AFSOC Squadron of the Year trophy to Lt. Col. Bob W. Brock, 3rd Special Operations Squadron commander, during the AFSOC commander’s visit to Cannon. By Capt. Mae-Li Allison: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 3rd […]

Cannon change of command ceremony scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A change of command ceremony for the 27th Special Operations Wing is scheduled for 10:27 a.m. today at Cannon Air Force Base. Base officials said Col. Stephen Clark will assume command of the 27th SOW from the current commander, Col. Timothy Leahy, whose next assignment will be special assistant to the commander, […]

Aircraft arrival

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Two 16th Special Operations Squadron AC-130H Spectre gunships land on the Cannon flightline May 19. These are the first of about eight gunships that will be assigned to the base by the end of the summer.

Change of Command ceremony for 27th SOW

By 27th SOW Public Affairs There will be a change of command ceremony for the 27th Special Operations Wing at 10:27 a.m. on May 27. Col. Stephen Clark will assume command of the 27 SOW from the current commander, Col. Timothy Leahy, whose next assignment will be special assistant to the commander, U.S. Special Operations […]

Base clinic to extend services

27th Special Operations Medical Group The 27th Special Operations Medical Group is “surging” to increase access to in-house medical care and health services, effective immediately. Planned measures will generate more than 200 additional appointments per month in family medicine and pediatrics alone, as well as additional capacity in flight medicine, optometry and physical therapy. The […]

Cannon airman, Farwell woman killed in car crash

Courtesy photo Airman 1st Class Andrew Arnett, 19, and his 18-year-old passenger Christy Thatcher were killed in an auto accident on April 23. Freedom New Mexico A car crash near Weatherford, Okla., has claimed the lives of a Cannon AFB airman and his 18-year-old passenger from Farwell. The victims are Airman 1st Class Andrew Arnett, […]

Cannon airman, Farwell woman killed in car crash

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Freedom New Mexico A car crash near Weatherford, Okla., has claimed the lives of a Cannon AFB airman and his 18-year-old passenger from Farwell. The victims are Airman 1st Class Andrew Arnett, 19, and his 18-year-old passenger Christy Thatcher. Officials at Cannon confirmed they died April 23 in a one-car rollover on Interstate 40 just […]

Cannon commander leaving

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing will have its second commander May 27. That’s the day Col. Tim Leahy is set to leave Cannon Air Force Base. His replacement will be Col. Stephen Clark. Leahy has been at Cannon since Oct. 1 2007, as the base went from Air Combat Command to Special Operations […]

Cannon commander leaving

Freedom New Mexico The 27th Special Operations Wing will have its second commander May 27. That’s the day Col. Tim Leahy is set to leave Cannon Air Force Base. His replacement will be Col. Stephen Clark. Leahy has been at Cannon since Oct. 1 2007, as the base went from Air Combat Command to Special […]

Airman oversees TRICARE operations

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Tech. Sgt. April Gaines has spent almost two years as flight chief over military insurance company Tricare operations and patient administration in the 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Other people’s health insurance has Tech. Sgt. April Gaines busy keeping […]

Cannon airmen honored at annual awards dinner

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The 27th Special Operations Wing’s top airmen and civilians were recognized at the annual awards dinner at The Landing on Feb. 21. Receiving awards were: •

Vietnam-era tanks continue to meet military need

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Staff Sgt. Geraldo Valdez, foreground, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, and Airman Basic Jake Jordan, 27 SOLRS, unchain an M-42 Duster tank at the Melrose Air Force Range on Feb. 18. By Airman 1st Class James Bell: 27th SOW Public Affairs Two M-42 Duster tanks moved from […]

Airman prepare for gunship’s arrival

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airman Frank Lauria, of the 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight, hands a 105 mm cannon round to an aerial gunner inside a 16th Special Operations Squadron AC-130H Spectre gunship while training. By Senior Airman Thomas Trower: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Equipment […]

Report: Cannon plane crashes in Afghanistan

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Freedom New Mexico An Air Force Special Operations MQ-1 Predator assigned to Cannon Air Force Base crashed Sunday in Afghanistan, according to an Air Force Times report. The unmanned plane, assigned to the 3rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., was lost over southern Afghanistan about 11:35 a.m. local time. The cause […]

Cannon engineer earns Air Force recognition

USAF photo: Greg Allen Kenny Cable of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight, received the Air Force Harry P. Reitman Award for civil engineer achievements in fiscal year 2008. By Greg Allen: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs By Greg Allen 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron […]