Former Cannon leaders promoted

Cannon Connections staff Two officers formerly assigned to Cannon Air Force Base have been promoted or given new assignments. Col. Michael T. Plehn, has been selected for a promotion to general and has been assigned to serve as deputy director of theater plans and synchronization element at CENTCOM. He is currently the commander of the […]

Former Cannon Air Force Base airmen promoted

Freedom New Mexico Two officers formerly assigned to Cannon Air Force Base have been promoted or given new assignments. Col. Michael T. Plehn, has been selected for a promotion to general and has been assigned to serve as deputy director of theater plans and synchronization element at CENTCOM. Currently the commander of the 1st Special […]

Commander selected for 16 SOS

PNT staff report The 16th Special Operations Squadron has its first female commander in Lt. Col. Tracy Onufer, according to an announcement on the Cannon Air Force Base website. Onufer is only the second woman to command an operational flying squadron in Air Force Special Operations Command. She was promoted to the Cannon position in […]

Former Cannon operations commander promoted to Air Force vice chief of staff

Freedom New Mexico A lieutenant general who served as operations commander of Cannon Air Force Base in the late 1990s is being promoted to vice chief of staff of the Air Force. Lt. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove will assume the position in March, replacing Gen. Howie Chandler, who is slated to retire, according to an […]

Cannon NCOs recognized

USAF photo: Senior Airman Erik Cardenas Staff Sgt. Elizabeth DeArmond, center, 27th SOW, was promoted to technical sergeant under the Stripes for Exceptional Performer program by Command Chief Master Sgt. William Turner, left, and Wing Commander Col. Stephen Clark. 27th SOW Public Affairs Three top performing NCOs received additional stripes Jan. 15, testimony to their […]

Cannon officers promoted

Cannon Public Affairs The following officers at Cannon have been selected by the Air Force for promotion. To colonel: • Lt. Col. Paul Caltagirone, 3rd Special Operations Squadron • Lt. Col. Mark Fluker, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group • Lt. Col. Thomas Markland, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala • Lt. Col. Danny […]

CAFB Majors promoted

27th SOW Public Affairs Five of Cannon Air Force Base’s majors have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. • Lt. Col. (s) Stacy Clements, 27th Special Operation Communication Squadron commander. • Lt. Col. (s) Kenneth Crooks, 27th Special Operations Wing senior protestant chaplain. • Lt. Col. (s) James Rich, 27th Special Operations Equipment […]

Ribaudo named ENMU head football coach

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By Mike Linn By Mike Linn Freedom Newspapers Mike_Linn@link.freedom.com In his first public comments as head football coach of Eastern New Mexico University, Mark Ribaudo said he will work to continue the program’s success in graduating players and winning games. His only change: Win more games. Ribaudo, defensive coordinator for the Greyhounds the past eight […]