Special Operations School now offers CCAF credits

By Jeremy Webster: AFSOC Public Affairs Hurlburt Field, Fla. — The U.S. Air Force Special Operations School recently met the Air University’s Board of Visitors requirements allowing enlisted students to automatically receive credits toward their Community College of the Air Force degree for courses taken after April 15, 2008. In less than a week, Dr. […]

Training center funds in omnibus bill

PNT Staff Report The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $8.1 million contract to complete construction of a flight simulator facility at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Phil Howry Co. of West Lake Hills, Texas, will construct a Special Operations MC-130J aircraft simulator facility to […]

Officer brings battlefield experience

By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th Special Operations Public Affairs This October, an officer with the 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron will return to the Combat Control arena as a battle-tested Special Tactics Officer. After serving as an enlisted combat controller, 1st Lt. Gabriel Brown, 27th SOLRS fuels flight commander, completed his education and […]

Cannon airmen fine tune refueling methods

USAF photo: Airman Maynelinne De La Cruz Tech. Sgt. Joshua Creegar, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, prepares to offload the Forward Area Manifold cart from the MC-130W Combat Spear on July 30. By Senior Airman Liliana Moreno: 27th Special Operations Public Affairs As aircraft landed on the blacked out runway, airmen from the Petroleum, […]

It’s Their Job: Pat Dodson

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Pat DodsonJob: Local coordinator for the Special Olympics of New Mexico.Background: Dodson has worked in the bookkeeping field for the last 20 years.She has a handicapped son, Garrett who is 17, and participates in Special Olympics. Special Olympics of New Mexico is on the Web at:www.sonm.org.To learn more about […]

CAFB exercise tests special ops communication

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Inside what looks like an 8-foot tall green beach ball is a satellite terminal that represents the future of special operations communications technology. Tethered by cables tied to four metal plates, the inflatable satellite was surrounded by three tents housing millions of dollars worth of communications equipment. The mobile […]

Military branches combine for Joint Lightning exercise

Cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Roy Priest of GATR Technologies talks about an inflatable satellite prototype Thursday. The satellite would replace a traditional saucer satellite dish used to transmit and receive signals. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Inside what looks like an 8-foot tall green beach ball is a satellite terminal that represents the future of […]

Cannon squadron receives AFA Citation of Honor

By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals, 27th SOW Public Affairs The 3rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base has been selected as the recipient of the Air Force Association’s 2008 Air Force Association Citation of Honor. The AFA’s Web site defines the Citation of Honor as “the outstanding contribution of an individual or organization […]

27th SOW promotions announced

The following staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant: 3rd Special Operations Squadron • Rich Clawson • Chad Kesterson 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron • James Jaramillo 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron • Donna Drummond • Stephanie Leopard • Torrie McCutcheon 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • Reymundo Garcia […]

Cadets learn about special tactics

By Master Sgt. Buffy Galbraith, Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Nearly 30 Air Force Academy cadets took part in a Monster Mash here June 13 as part of an orientation course to experience life as a special tactics officer. The Monster Mash was a six-mile, on-base race that tested […]

Construction projects upgrade CAFB

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USAF Photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Butler Construction Co. finishes covering one of the hangars in the first section of the flightline. This hangar is one of three under construction for the 27th Special Operations Wing. By Kevin Wilson, Cannon Connections While members arrive for Air Force Special Operations Command, construction crews are working […]

AFSOC training unit stationed at Cannon

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – The Air Force Special Operations Command unit responsible for training aircrews in special operations airframes established a detachment at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M, May 10.

County hospital district reports profit

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County Special Hospital District reported a profit of $346,690

Events Calendar May 27, 2008

TodayPortales Municipal School Board special meeting — noon, Central Office board room 501 S. Abilene ThursdayAfricanized bee seminar — 9 a.m. first-responders training, 7 p.m. general public, Jake Lopez Community Center at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds SaturdayOld Tyme Music Festival — 7 p.m. Oasis State Park The events calendar is a daily listing that contains […]

Air Force confirms Cannon to get Predator squadron

Freedom New Mexico The Air Force Special Operations Command confirmed Thursday the 3rd Special Operations Squadron will move to Cannon Air Force Base from its current home at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The squadron flies MQ-1 Predators, which are unmanned aerial vehicles. The move will bring an additional 84 officers and 155 enlisted […]

Local Briefs, May 16, 2008

Democratic Women to meetRoosevelt County Democratic Women will meet at noon Monday at noon, in the Conference Room at Roosevelt General Hospital.Van Robertson, Democratic Candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives District 67, will be the principal speaker. All Democrats are invited to attend. Records to be purged soonRecords are available at the Special Education […]

Sports Briefs May 16

Saturday Armed Forces Day Special — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Bowl two games for the price of one, with an active duty or retiree military ID card. Armed Forces Day Spin-A-Thon — 9:30 a.m. Fitness Center. Monday Soccer Kick Competition — 11 a.m. Fitness Center Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree […]

Fabrication flight fixes, maintains aircraft structure

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Airman 1st Class Stephen Johnson, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron, applies a protective sheet over a stencil of the special operations emblem at Building 199. This emblem will be placed onto an aircraft tail near the Landing. By 1st Lt. George Tobias, 27th SOW Public Affair […]

Special video gets surprise reaction

By Anita Doberman I fully expected my children to be ecstatic when we put on a recording my husband sent from Iraq. But I was surprised by my 4-year-old daughter’s reaction. We received the DVD through a program called “United Through Reading.” The deployed military member visits a USO center and the staff records him […]

Cannon to begin flights in June

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico The 318th Special Operations Squadron will begin flying combat missions out of Cannon Air Force Base in June, according to 27th Special Operations Wing Commander Tim Leahy. The expansion at the air base’s main runway is nearly completed and more aircraft are expected Leahy said during Tuesday’s joint luncheon […]