Ham radio operators gather for mock emergency

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club in Curry County will contact other radio operators around the area in a mock emergency Saturday and Sunday at Clovis Community College. The weekend event is called the Amateur Radio Relay League. For recently retired Master Sgt. Jeff Hardy from […]

Cannon airman part of winning triathlon team

By Senior Airman Steve Bauer 30th Space Wing Public Affairs VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Air Force triathlon team recently excelled in all athletic categories at the 2010 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship June 5 at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif. The Air Force team took first place in every category, including […]

Military feature: Housing implements ID checks

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is taking security for the 300 families that live in Chavez West housing up a level. The base housing community is on its way to being a gated community. As of June 1, security forces have been conducting 100 percent identification checks at the entrance. […]

Cannon ramps up security

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Brian Harris checks identification for each car that passes through the entry point. Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base is taking security for the 300 families that live in Chavez West housing up a level. The base housing community is on its way to being a gated community. […]

Commentary: Wing brings good fight in first full ORE

By Lt Col Mark Brown: 27th SOW Inspector General If you were on Cannon Air Force Base during the recent Operational Readiness Exercise, you know the base had a different look and sound: a tent city popped up, followed by blaring sirens; security forces patrolled in full “battle rattle” and chemical defense gear as simulated […]

27th Special Operations Wing exhibits array of aircraft

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Col. Stephen Clark said he believed the open house Saturday was a good way to bring Cannon Air Force Base and the surrounding communities together. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Air Force participants and attendees to the 27th Special Operations Wing Open House Saturday felt interaction between the base and […]

Operational Readiness Exercise begins Saturday

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The 27th Special Operations Wing is scheduled to have an Operational Readiness Exercise from Saturday through Thursday. This particular readiness exercise is part of a year-long effort to prepare for the wing’s first Operational Readiness Inspection scheduled for mid-November. While passing an inspection is a definite plus, the purpose of […]

Awards recognize Cannon’s finest

USAF photo: Airman First Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Retired Maj. Gen. Richard Comer speaks at the 2009 Annual Awards ceremony held at The Landing Zone Feb. 20. Comer shared his experiences in the Air Force and gaves a few words of advice to all airmen. By Airman 1s Class Maynelinne De La Cruz: 27th […]

Diamond Sharp airmen recognized

USAF photo: Senior Airman Evelyn Chavez Col. Stephen Clark, far left, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Bill Turner, far right, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief, stand with Diamond Sharp winners following the Diamond Sharp Breakfast on Jan. 19. Second from left are: Senior Airman Mitchell Schacher, 27th Special Operations Aircraft […]

Diamond Sharp award winners announced

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz From left, Col. Stephen Clark, left, 27th Special Operations Wing commander presents Airman 1st Class Sarah Klasnich, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, Airman 1st Class Jon Petry, 27th Special Operations Wing Command Post, Airman 1st Class Timothy Williams, 27 Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, and […]

Oct. 9 Honors

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col. Ruedi Kaspar, left, 27th Special Operations Wing vice commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. William Turner far right, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief, stand with this month’s Diamond Sharp Award winners. From left, Airman 1st Class William Uriniuk, 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron; Airman 1st Class […]

Tucumcari air show planned

By Chris Schmaedeke The 17th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show comes to the Tucumcari Airport on Wednesday with a full slate of performances and acts. The gates will open at 10 a.m. The main attraction will be the Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. The Snowbirds fly nine jets at the same time and perform numerous […]

Tucumcari air show planned

Freedom New Mexico The 17th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show comes to the Tucumcari Airport on Wednesday with a full slate of performances and acts. The gates will open at 10 a.m. The main attraction will be the Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. The Snowbirds fly nine jets at the same time and perform numerous […]

New policy changes for Friends of Cannon

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USAF photo: Greg Allen An identification card is scanned using the Defense Biometric Identification System. As of Oct. 1, Friends of Cannon members will be required to obtain a DBIDS identification card for access to the base. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Friends of Cannon program has undergone changes as […]

Proudly show UCI preparation

By Col. Stephen Clark: 27th SOW Commander Air Commandos of Cannon, it should be no surprise that our wing Unit Compliance Inspection begins at 8 a.m. on June 15, and lasts until June 26. During this inspection, I am confident that you will demonstrate the same commitment to excellence as you have since standing up […]

May 8 Honors

The following Cannon airmen were recognized at the weekly wing staff meeting on Tuesday: • Staff Sgt. Jason Derocher, 27th Special Operations Electric Maintenance Squadron, received the Quarterly Weapons Safety award. • Staff Sgt. Michael Clark, 27th Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron, received the Quarterly Ground Safety Award. • Tech. Sgt. Worth Peterson, 27th Special […]

Cannon commander leaving

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing will have its second commander May 27. That’s the day Col. Tim Leahy is set to leave Cannon Air Force Base. His replacement will be Col. Stephen Clark. Leahy has been at Cannon since Oct. 1 2007, as the base went from Air Combat Command to Special Operations […]

Cannon commander leaving

Freedom New Mexico The 27th Special Operations Wing will have its second commander May 27. That’s the day Col. Tim Leahy is set to leave Cannon Air Force Base. His replacement will be Col. Stephen Clark. Leahy has been at Cannon since Oct. 1 2007, as the base went from Air Combat Command to Special […]

Cannon airmen honored at annual awards dinner

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The 27th Special Operations Wing’s top airmen and civilians were recognized at the annual awards dinner at The Landing on Feb. 21. Receiving awards were: •

Overview: 27th Special Operations Wing emblem

USAF courtesy illustration The colors of the shield, Ultramarine Blue and Air Force Yellow, are the official colors of the United States Air Force. By Rick Shea: 27th SOW historian What’s in an Air Force emblem? Do they truly mean anything? How do some emblems derive their elements? And what’s with that flower on our […]