Col. James Slife assumes command of 27th Special Operations Group

Cannon Connections photo: Sharna Johnson Base commander Col. Stephan Clark, left, Col. James Slife, center, and Col. James Cardoso stand at attention during a change of command ceremony Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. Slife assumed command of the 27th Special Operations Group from Cardoso, who will become the vice commander serving under Clark. By […]

Col. Slife assumes command of the 27th Special Operations Group

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico ol. James Slife assumed command Monday of the 27th Special Operations Group at Cannon Air Force Base. Slife replaces Col. James Cardoso, who will remain at Cannon, serving as second in command of the base as the new vice-wing commander. “I know you will lead them well for their […]

Green Hornets return

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Green Hornets are back in the air. The 54-year history of the Hornets, officially known as the 20th Special Operations Squadron, entered its new phase in the Air Force on Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. In a brief ceremony, Lt. Col. Matt Smith assumed command of the […]

Year in review: Cannon sees growth, new commander

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Cannon Air Force Base saw a year of continued growth in 2009, with the arrival of a new commander, new squadrons, new aircraft and extensive construction and renovation. Personnel surpassed 4,000 and continues to grow. Here are three highlights among many important events of the year: Change of Command […]

Colonel selectees announced

USAF photo: Senior Airmen James Bell Lt. Col. Michael Fulton, left, and Lt. Col. James Reineke, right, hold up colonel wings presented to them by Col. Scott Corcoran, 27th Special Operations Medical Group commander, center, who notified them of their selection to colonel at the base clinic on Dec. 2. Fulton, 27th Special Operations Aerospace […]

New commander for 73rd SOS

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col James Cardoso, 27th Special Operations Group commander, hands the 73rd Special Operations Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Kevin Cabanas, 73 SOS commander, on Oct. 23. Col. William Wolfe relinquished command of the squadron after heading it since Feb. 15, 2008.

Cannon squadron to be activated

Freedom New Mexico The 33rd Special Operations Squadron will be activated at 1:30 p.m. on Friday in a ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. The squadron will operate the MQ-9 Reapers Unmanned Aerial System, which is a medium altitude, multi-sensor platform that can locate, identify and destroy enemy positions. Lt. Col. Michael Bruzzini will command […]

Change of command for 27th SOMDG

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USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather R. Redman Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, presents Col. Scott Corcoran, 27th Special Operations Medical Group commander, with the 27 SOMDG guidon during a change of command ceremony on July 22. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Col. Scott Corcoran assumed command of […]

Col. Lenfant recognized

Courtesy photo Col. Babette Lenfant, 27th Special Operations Mission Support commander, second from left, receives an endorsement from Curry and Roosevelt County leadership for the National Public Service Award on May 1 in Portales. From left, Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr., Portales City Manager Debi Lee, Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield, Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas […]

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, […]

Col. Leahy presented with key to city

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USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather Redman Mayor Gayla Brumfield presents Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, with the key to the city on May 21 at a city commission meeting. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners expressed their views that Col. Tim Leahy will leave Cannon Air Force Base, and […]

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 […]

Cannon undergoing major facelift

U.S. Air Force photo: Danielle Martin Contractors with Wilhite Inc. and Noel continue their ongoing construction of Cannon’s new Airmen Center. The center will include a dining facility, post office, community center and other services. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections When Col. Steve Hoarn’s phone rings, or a piece of paper comes across his desk […]

Cannon undergoing major facelift

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico When Col. Steve Hoarn’s phone rings, or a piece of paper comes across his desk at Hurlburt Field in the Florida Panhandle, odds are it involves Cannon Air Force Base. “Cannon is hugely important in my portfolio of things to do,” said Hoarn, director of Installations and Mission Support. […]

Jan. 30, 1946

Lt. Col. A. D. Tuttle was planning to reopen his medical office in Portales after serving 45 years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, a year of which he served in New Guinea.

Tribute honors local veterans

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Joe Blair, a World War II veteran and commander of American Legion Post 31 in Portales, unfurls an American flag during the veterans tribute. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections American armed forces are ordinary citizens doing their duty, Col. James L. Cardoso, commander of the 27th Special Operations Group, told […]

Chamber looks forward during annual banquet

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Col. Timothy Leahy, the man leading Cannon Air Force Base’s new Special Operations mission, gave the keynote address at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet Thursday, while chamber officials unveiled a new mission of their own. Incoming Chamber president Antonio Sanchez unveiled a new mission statement for […]

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 […]

Hounds inactivated

By Staff Sgt. Richard Williams:27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than 66 years of history were put on hold as the 524th Fighter Squadron, ‘Hounds of Heaven,’ inactivated here during a ceremony at The Landing on Aug. 30. At exactly 5:24 p.m., Capt. Jason Bell, the 524 FS flight commander, […]

Col. Bagnani new Vice Wing commander

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs staff report Colonel Valentino Bagnani III assumed duties as vice wing commander of the 27th Fighter Wing June 30. He replaces retiring Col. Jeffrey Harrell who retired June 30. Colonel Bagnani arrives from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., where he served as the deputy commander of the 56th Operations Group. […]