Commentary: Season of giving extended to Cannon

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Col. Mark LaRose, (right) 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group commander, Col. Kenneth Hall, 27th Special Operations Medical Group Commander, center, and Col. Hans Kaspar, 27th Special Operations Wing Vice Commander, serve a holiday dinner By Col. Timothy Leahy: 27th SOW commander Special Operations Wing, I’d like […]

Airman Leadership School graduates announced

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Cannon’s newest leaders graduated Airman Leadership School on Nov. 6 during a ceremony at the Landing. ALS prepares airmen for their role as a noncommissioned officer. The following airmen recently graduated from Airman Leadership School: 27th Special Operations Wing •

Commentary: 27th SOW marks first birthday, new direction

Courtesy photo Col. Timothy Leahy is the 27th Special Operations Wing commander. By Col. Timothy Leahy: 27th SOW commander At its first combat wing dining out Sept. 18, the 27th Special Operations Wing celebrated a couple of important dates that have directly contributed to establishing Cannon Air Force Base and determining the mission we support […]

Cannon airmen recognized

Senior Airman below zone selectees announced: 27th Special Operations Wing • Airman 1st Class Lauren Leal

Voting assistance available for airmen

By Capt. Jared Mitchell: 27th SOW Comptroller Squadron As one of the wing staff’s voting assistance officers, there are a couple of things I want to relay concerning this November’s elections and your part in them. First and foremost, you all have the right to vote! While it might sound trite, many Americans forget that […]

Wing commander reports on Cannon’s transformation

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USAF photo: Airman Maynelinne De La Cruz New sliding exit doors arrived at the commisary this month for installation. The doors were just part of an overall upgrade made to the Cannon Air Force Base facility, which included new shelving and plumbing. By Col. Timothy Leahy The thunderous roar of fighter aircraft overhead is a […]

Wing commander promotes volunteerism

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s Note: In recognition of National Volunteer Week last week, Col. Timothy Leahy, the 27th Special Operations Wing commander, offered his thoughts about the importance of volunteerism in response to a series of questions from Freedom New Mexico feature writer Janet Bresenham. Q. How do you feel about volunteerism?

Wing commander promotes volunteerism

Courtesy Photo Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Col. Timothy Leahy, the 27th Special Operations Wing commander, offered his thoughts about the importance of volunteerism in response to a series of questions from Cannon Connections staff. Q April 27-May 3 […]

Wing commander will speak at chamber banquet

Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. The banquet will be held at 6 p.m. April 24 at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Portales at 200 S. Ave. C.Advance […]

Cannon clinic closes for training day

The Cannon Air Force Base clinic will be closed April 10 for a wing training day. Questions regarding the clinic closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4131.

Cannon clinic closes for training day

The Cannon Air Force Base clinic will be closed April 10 for a wing training day. Questions regarding the clinic closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4131.

Cannon holds annual awards dinner

CAFB photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Fischer present the 3rd Special Operations Squadron with the award for Squadron of the Year. Cannon Air Force Base held its wing annual awards dinner Feb. 9 at The Landing.

Fireballs celebrate history during final dining out

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs By Airman Elliott Sprehe 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The era of the 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon’s former host unit, got one step closer to its end Saturday night at the Landing during the 522nd Fighter Squadron’s dining out. […]

Fighter squadron prepares for inactivation

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE —History was made for the former 27th Fighter Wing as the 522nd Fighter Squadron, or Fireballs, and their Aircraft Maintenance Unit returned from their deployment to Andersen Air Force Baese, Guam. The four-month deployment was the last for the Fireballs as they […]

AFSOC assumes command

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Photo by Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Col. Scott West relinquished command of Cannon Air Force Base Monday as Air Force Special Operations assumed command. By Tonya Fennell and Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than one hundred airmen stood at attention Monday to witness the change of command at Cannon Air […]

Flags change hands

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Hand over hand, four white gloves methodically traveled over a wooden flag pole, exchanging the old 27th Fighter Wing colors for the new 27th Special Operations Wing flag. Performed by the 27th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, the flag ceremony signified the official change of command Monday at Cannon Air Force […]

Leahy: Honor to be named commander

Col. Tim Leahy assumed command Monday of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. The 44-year-old Staten Island, N.Y., native is married with two children. He previously served as vice-commander of the 16th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Q: Were you raised in a military family? A: No, my father […]

Thanks to past as we welcome a new mission

Editorial For a few moments near dusk on Sunday night, Mother Nature signed off on the old and new missions of Cannon Air Force Base. Just above the eastern horizon, the soft orange glow of a jagged, nearly full rising moon shimmered above a semi-circle of C-130s that surrounded two F-16 jets and the tilt-rotor […]

Leahy: Honor to be given command

Freedom New Mexico Staff Col. Tim Leahy assumed command Monday of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. The 44-year-old Staten Island, N.Y., native is married with two children. He previously served as vice-commander of the 16th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Q: Were you raised in a military family? […]

Special Operations Wing takes charge

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By Gabriel Monte and Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than one hundred airmen stood at attention Monday to witness the change of command at Cannon Air Force Base as Air Force Special Operations Command assumed ownership of the base. During the short ceremony, Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter Wing […]