Prescription drug misuse could cost airmen

By Senior Airman Amanda Dick: 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Sitting in his room with a headache, an airman contemplates whether or not to take pain medication that was prescribed to him for a tooth extraction several months ago. He decides it’s pain medication, and he’s suffering from pain, so […]

Right Start: Program introduces airmen to community

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Marjorie Watkins, membership services coordinator for the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce, gathers items from the chamber’s membership Tuesday to place in a Right Start bag for airmen. Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base’s Right Start program gives airmen just that; a right start. The program, which is […]

Outstanding Airmen of the Year announced

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials selected the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2010. An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center here considered 36 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and the Air Staff. The board selected […]

Current, former airmen eligible for stop loss special pay

By Daniel P. Elkins: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Thousands of current and former airmen remain eligible to receive $500 in retroactive special pay for each month they were affected by stop loss. Airmen have until Oct. 21 to apply through the Air Force Personnel Center here. […]

Airmen encouraged to complete survey

By Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Hanson: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs “Your opinion matters” is the view of Air Force officials on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” survey released July 7 to more than 98,000 randomly selected active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. Selected airmen have received an e-mail […]

Airmen join community in garden project

USAF photo: Greg Allen Airmen from the 33rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon build a chicken coop for Gabriel’s Garden, a community project that provides fresh vegetables and eggs for the needy. The garden is the idea of Clovis resident Lori Yanez who named it after her deceased husband, Gabriel, who envisioned a garden that […]

Egress airmen ensure ‘last chance for life’

By Airman 1st Class Jason J. Brown: 633d Air Base Wing Public Affairs LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — If something goes wrong in a fighter jet flying at 30,000 feet, the pilot needs a reliable way to escape danger, and fast. When all else fails, the pilot relies on the ejection system to exit […]

July 16 — Honors

USAF Photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Diamond Sharp award winners, second from left, Senior Airman Felipe Tiongson, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Senior Airman Linette Nosim, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron and Airman Caitlin Riddle, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron, Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, fart […]

Cannon bans airmen from three Clovis smoke shops

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Sharna Johnson Cannon airmen caught patronizing three local smoke shops that sell herbal products that can be used to get high could face discharge from the military. Cannon Air Force Base publicly released an order Tuesday forbidding airmen from entering The Smoke Shack, The Smoke Shack Too and Up In Smoke or using or purchasing […]

July 1 Honors

The following airmen have been selected for early promotion to senior airman:

Airmen return from humanitarian mission

Courtesy photo Capt. Ben Britten, left, and Staff Sgt. Marc Bustria work on a patient on their trip to Africa. Liliana Castillo Capt. Ben Britten and Staff Sgt. Marc Bustria, both of the 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron and Cannon Air Force Base recently returned from a humanitarian deployment to Africa. During their trip, […]

Airmen sought to become IMA Reservists

Courtesy of Citizen Airman magazine WASHINGTON — Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentee program officials are currently looking for airmen from all career fields to fill worldwide taskings, according to a Reserve management group official. “Airmen who are leaving the active-duty force are encouraged to consider opportunities along the continuum of service as an IMA […]

Airmen provide cyclists home on the range

USAF photo: Greg Allen University of Texas at Austin students travel near Clovis where they spent the evening June 10 with Cannon Air Force Base airmen in town. The students are members of Texas 4000, an organization that raises money to fight cancer. Each student pledged $4,500 in a trek that will take them to […]

Airmen display vocal talents

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Jennifer Edwards mustered her courage to audition for Cannon Idol. She sang “Almost Lover” by A Fine Frenzy. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Sr. Airman Tawny Foreman started watching “American Idol” on day one of the first season. She was immediately hooked. Foreman and her friends would […]

Big Give brings Cannon, local community together

By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections About 100 Cannon Air Force Base airmen and family members spent April in the community working in hospitals, nursing homes, animal shelters, cleaning graffiti and more. The community service is part of the Big Give project. The project is a way for airmen to be involved in the community, Project […]

Officials launch language program for airmen

By 1st Lt. Gina Vaccaro McKeen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Officials at the Air Force Culture and Language Center here recently launched a program designed to identify airmen with foreign language abilities and foster those skills throughout their careers. The Language Enabled Airmen Program is the first […]

Cannon airmen come to rescue

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico When Wednesday’s rains flooded Gabriel’s Garden and swamped heavy equipment into two feet of mud, Lori Yanez thought the whole project was literally sunk. Until a group of camoflauge-clad Samaritans showed up and rolled up their sleeves. When she explained to a volunteer how the rains had wrecked the […]

Military feature: Cannon airmen participate in Bataan march

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico They left as acquaintances and returned as friends. Five Cannon Air Force Base airmen from the 27th Special Operations Medical Group joined together to create a team to walk the Bataan Memorial Death March on March 21 at White Sands Missile Range. Staff Sgt. Ngu Do, Airman Katherine Truty, […]

Two Hurlburt Field airmen die in CV-22 crash

American Forces Press Service HURLBURT FIELD, Fla, — Maj. Randell D. Voas and Senior Master Sgt. James B. Lackey from the 8th Special Operations Squadron died April 8 when their CV-22 Osprey crashed in southern Afghanistan. An U. S. Army Soldier and a civilian employee also died in the crash, and several other service members […]

Leave en route policy change benefits airmen

American Forces Press Service SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Some airmen will now have the opportunity to take leave en route within the continental United States when they return home, or redeploy, from the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. This change can save airmen significant time and travel-associated costs, as well as provide […]