SOF truths: Relationships truly matter

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USAF graphic By Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso: 27th SOW Command Chief I mentioned in a previous writing that I would have discussions with our base populace about what it means to be a special operations airmen and how the SOF (special operations forces) truths should intertwine in our lives and our work here at […]

Cannon airmen aim for big losses

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USAF: 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine Justin Garrison, manager of the Clovis GNC store, offers coupons and product samples to participants at the Cannon’s Biggest Loser kickoff Jan. 10 at the base fitness center. GNC sponsors the competition, in which teams of four compete in a six-week program for total weight loss. Prizes will be awarded […]

Airmen working to prevent DWIs

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Gabriel Monte As parties and celebrations mark calendars during the Christmas and New Year holiday, Cannon Air Force Base airmen are fighting to prevent another kind of mark on fellow airmen’s records: DWI. DWI convictions are taken seriously within the military community, according to Cannon Air Force Base public affairs. Punishment is at a commander’s […]

Nominations open for Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award

Air Force Personnel, Service and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award for 2011. There are three categories for award: Airman, NCO and senior NCO. Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington will each nominate three […]

Airmen recall Order of the Sword ceremony

USAF photo: Senior Airman Sheila deVera Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, left, acknowledges the applause from the audience as his wife Ronda, center left, retired Chief Master Sgt. James Binnicker, the ninth chief master sergeant of the Air Force, center right, and Chief Master Master William Turner, 27th Special Operations […]

Nov. 24 Honors

Airmen selected for promotion — Senior Master Sgt. Dalvorson, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Sexton, 27 SOAMXS, have been selected for promotion to chief master sergeant.

Honors —

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Prieto Air Force Reserve Airman Lydia G. Prieto graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

Combined Federal Campaign under way

USAF photo: Greg Allen Nicole Luft, the Curry and Roosevelt counties Combined Federal Campaign coordinator, watches Oct. 27 as Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, signs his donation to the 2010 CFC. By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 2010 Combined Federal Campaign season is under way, and the goal this year for the […]

Airmen serving community well

By Col. Stephen Clark, guest columnist A few weeks ago I was asked to be the keynote speaker at a Joint Land Use Study housing forum. While my comments were geared toward our much-talked-about housing issues, my focus was on a much more important point and that is community. Specifically, your airmen and their families […]

Airmen welcomed home from deployment

USAF photo: Senior Airman James Bell Family and friends gather to welcome base personnel home in Hangar 196 on Oct.5. A post deployment line also awaited the redeploying personnel to help in-process. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Snacks were set on a table, the weather was nice and family members waited […]

Press release: Cannon AFB to Conduct Exercise Oct. 20 – 29

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.– Cannon will be conducting an Operational Readiness Exercise October 20 through October 29 and residents on or near the installation may notice increased activity, use of the public address system, and may hear sirens and/or simulated explosions. These types of exercises are vital to hone the skills of its Airmen […]

Fitness testing begins for deployed airmen

U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs U.S. Air Forces Central Command — Airmen deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility will roll physical fitness testing into their wartime responsibilities starting Oct. 1. Lt. Gen. Mike Hostage, the U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, recently approved a policy authorizing fitness testing in the […]

Airmen welcomed home

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Over 30 airmen returned to Cannon Air Force Base after various deployments Saturday. Liliana Castillo Thank goodness for video calls. That was Clovis resident Ginger La Tour’s reaction to her husband’s return after almost six months deployed. Their daughter, Addison, is 2 and Ginger La Tour said she changed in […]

Diamond Sharp airmen honored

USAF photo: Greg Allen 1st Sgt. David Becraft, 16th Special Operations Squadron, far right, and 1st Sgt. Sheronne King, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, flank Cannon Air Force Base, Diamond Sharp Airmen Sept. 3 at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility. Second from left, Airmen 1st Class Daryle Borque, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, […]

Airmen balance service, school

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Cannon Connections photo: Jared Tucker Staff Sergeants Kenneth Hopkins and Kenneth Langford walk to their public speaking class Monday at Eastern New Mexico University. Both men are avionics technicians in the Air Force and stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connections Time is hard to find when balancing an active duty […]

Military feature: Base offers cooking demonstrations

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Liliana Castillo The smell of black bean sauce and five-spice powder filled the room as the Cantonese cooking demonstration began to heat up at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Cannon Air Force Base. The demonstration was one of the two that occur monthly at the center and are intended to help give airmen […]

Center dishes out cooking tips

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Michelle Jeong talked about each ingredient as she added it to the recipe for salt and pepper shrimp during the demonstration. Liliana Castillo The smell of black bean sauce and five-spice powder filled the room as the Cantonese cooking demonstration began to heat up at the Airman and Family Readiness […]

Triathlon: Community competition

Cannon Connections photo: Jared Tucker Twelve-year-old Case Shaap of the Clovis High School swim team completes the 500k swim portion of Cannon Air Force Bases’ annual mini-triathlon Saturday. Shaap’s total time completing the event was 1:08:00, according to Coach Vincent DeMaio. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connections The Clovis High School Wildcats swim team went head-to-head […]

AFOSI recruiting airmen

By 27th SOW Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is currently seeking highly qualified and motivated senior airmen through technical sergeant with the below minimum qualifications for retraining. If you are interested or think you may be interested in becoming an AFOSI Special Agent please join Special […]

Honor Guard Drill Team visits Cannon

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo The drill team’s routine is constructed in such a way that the airmen depend fully on each other’s accuracy. Liliana Castillo The thrill of watching 28 airmen spin, flip and toss 11-pound M-1 rifles with fixed bayonets in unison brought cheers from the audience several times through the group’s short […]