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The 27th Special Operations Wing (27th SOW) is the host unit at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The 27th SOW, activated Oct. 1, 2007, is the newest active-duty wing of Air Force Special Operations Command, headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The links below provide background information on the units assigned here.

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Cannon Air Force Base News

TRICARE Retired Reserve: Health care for retirees

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September 9, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Members of the Retired Reserves and their families have a new TRICARE health care option.

TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) is a new, premium-based health care plan available to eligible retired members of the Guard and Reserve, their families and qualified survivors. TRR offers coverage similar to TRICARE Standard for retirees, and includes a monthly premium, annual deductible, cost-shares and an annual catastrophic cap (cost information at triwest.com/ngr).

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Photographer’s work will be displayed at Pentagon

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September 9, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words stands especially true when one espies an image that stops them in their tracks to contemplate every space in the picture and discern what made it stand out and speak to them. Andrea Hubbard, wife...

Diamond Sharp Airmen recognized

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September 7, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine


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Power outage schedule for base Sept. 11

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September 3, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

A planned power outage is scheduled for September 11 from 5 a.m. until after 1 p.m. to upgrade the base power substation.

The outage will impact buildings and housing across Cannon as the upgrade is needed to support ongoing construction.

The following are important guidelines for base personnel and visitors to be
aware of during the outage:

- Open windows to house early to keep house cool as air conditioning will not be available; draw shades on windows facing the sun.
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Suicide Prevention Week: Family members first to notice signs of distress

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September 3, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Your service member recently returned from a deployment. And you noticed some changes.

Some may be part of the "new normal." But others you wonder about: bursts of anger, withdrawal from friends and family, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much. Should you brush it off as just a phase?

Absolutely not. Family members are often the first to recognize symptoms of stress, depression or post-traumatic stress. They can be the help for a loved one--before it's too late.

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Spouse: CCC tailored to military

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September 3, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

The population of students with a connection to the military at Clovis Community College is a minority group which may be why such students say they feel special. Kayla Blair, 24, is married to a staff sgt.-select and the couple have lived in Clovis...

New school liaison officer bridges gap

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September 3, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

784-1528: If you are new here, been here or planning to leave here soon, that’s the number to call to get information and help for your children when it comes to school matters. When you call that number you will reach Laura Serrano, Cannon’s new...

Airmen balance service, school

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September 3, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Time is hard to find when balancing an active duty military career, training and a college education. Not only is it possible, it’s highly recommended, according to two United States Air Force members. Staff Sergeants Kenneth Hopkins and Kenneth...

Local military affairs committee visits base

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September 3, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Local business and community leaders from the Committee of 50 attended a tour here Aug. 26 showcasing Cannon’s mission. The tour provided the members with an idea of how their support helps the Cannon family. The Committee of 50 holds the...

Press release: USAF proposes low altitude tactical training area

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September 2, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - The United States Air Force is seeking input regarding its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of establishing a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area in...

Community notes

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September 2, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Hope and Heart Run
Clovis will host the "Blakely's Hope & Hearts Run," a 5k Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Dash September 18 Ned Houk Park.

The event supports the Missing GRACE Foundation whose goal is to provide resources and support for families that have experienced pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility or adoption challenges.

There will be a silent auction to raise funds for the organization as well as prizes for the teams that raise the most money and individual prizes for the runners as well.
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Sept. 3 Cannon Community

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September 2, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Air Force Ball upcoming — The 2010 Air Force Ball will be held Sept. 17, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. at the Clovis Civic Center followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Guest speaker with be retired Gen. Charles Holland, former Commander, United...

Retired Reserve health coverage launches

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September 2, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — For the first time, members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60, the so-called “gray area” retirees, can purchase TRICARE health coverage for themselves and their eligible family members with the Sept. 1 launch of...

Day trip: Roswell theatre offers variety of performances

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September 2, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Place: Roswell Community Little Theatre Location: 1101 N. Virginia St. Roswell, is about an hour-and-a-half from base. Drive on U.S. 70 from Clovis, go through Portales, Elida, and Kenna. Take exit 1A to U.S. 285 and go south. Stay on U.S. 285 South...

Nominations sought for civilian awards

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September 2, 2010 in Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2011 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award. Each year, AFA officials recognize four Air Force civilian employees for...

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