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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

Chasing fast food

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October 22, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Decomposing flesh and dripping blood became a common sight for runners as they were chased by the rotting dead, seemingly reanimated with an unquenchable taste for Air Commando. The competing Airmen had one thought, make it to the finish line with their life-lines intact.

With nearly 200 runners on the course, it was a feast for the scattered undead at the Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Zombie 5K, Oct. 19.

This free event was hosted by the Air Force Sergeants Association as a way for Airmen to learn about the organization and have fun with fitness.
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Friendly competition blazes at Cannon

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October 22, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Skies filled with grumbling dark clouds and flashes of light as a rainstorm hit Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 12, during the activity filled fire prevention week. With lightning streaking across the sky within five miles of the base, the 14th Annual Fire Muster was put on hold to the chagrin of the numerous teams competing and the Cannon Fire Department.

Rescheduled for a warm, sunny day, the fire muster commenced with sprinting bodies and hoses blasting, Oct. 19.

"The idea for this event is nothing new," said Bruce Ford, Cannon Fire Department assistant chief of fire prevention. "Fire musters have been around forever. In fact, they date back to the 1600s. The year before we started ours, we hosted the Eastern New Mexico Fire Muster on base for the local fire departments."
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Offense still best defense

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October 22, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

The 27th Special Operations Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office hosted a free self-defense class in the Fitness Center at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 20.

The SARC, along with the Military Family Life Consultant and Airman & Family Readiness Center provided information with regard to domestic violence awareness and prevention to more than a dozen military members and dependents who participated in the class.

Three Jeet Kun Do-trained martial artists provided fundamentals and education to the men, women and couples in several groups tailored to the needs of each individual.
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Hole in one

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October 22, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

PGA Class A golf professionals from Texas Tech University gave Air Commandos tips and tricks of the trade in an instructional class at the driving range at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 20.

Robert Kearney, head golf professional at Texas Tech University, and Greg Winter, general manager of the Rawls Course, gave individual instruction to all those present, tailored to each person's skill level.

"Being in such close proximity to an Air Force Base and having grown up in a military family, I thought this was a great opportunity for us to give back to the service men and women and thank them for all they do," said Kearney.
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Cannon Exchange offers fee-free holiday layaway

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October 22, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

A good program just got better as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's holiday layaway program is now fee-free.

Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process.

"Fee-free" means that while the Cannon Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways, that amount is returned to customers, via an Exchange merchandise gift card, upon final payment and pick up their items.

In addition, toy layaway will be extended through Dec. 23. Gifts are safely out of sight until final payment and pick up just before Christmas. Also, for a limited time only, Nov. 1 through Dec. 16, Cannon shoppers can place computers, laptops, iPads and netbooks on layaway.
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Concrete foundation promises solid future

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October 19, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

It was a proud moment for the 27th Special Operations Wing as the first AC-130W Stinger II taxied onto the newest flightline taxiway addition at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 18.

The 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group and 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron commanders stood by with a dozen contractors as the aircraft maneuvered over what they could only describe as a critical stepping stone toward the future of Cannon.

The $35 million project was nearly two years in the making and drew from two separate contracted companies for completion.
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New construction adds to quality of life

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October 19, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Improvements all over the base are continuing to augment the quality of life at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

The Cannon Fitness Center's new construction is one of the renovations adding additional training opportunities. Extensions to the main building have been built to improve quality of user experience, ambiance and center efficiency.

Some important rules and regulations to consider when using the Fitness Center concern the center's main building and family room. Patrons ages six through 15 require adult supervision while using the facilities and equipment; individuals ages 16 and above may use the Fitness Center and its amenities unrestricted.
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Cannon turns up the heat

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October 15, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron held Fire Prevention Week at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 8-12.

The base hosted several events for base personnel and dependants in an effort to encourage and promote feelings toward personal responsibility for fire prevention within the Cannon community.

For information regarding fire prevention or safety, contact Bruce Ford at 575-784-2578 or visit the National Fire Prevention Association website.
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Cannon cares for man’s best friend

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October 12, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

"There's a place for us" is the bark song emanating from Cannon Air force Base, N.M. Yes, that's right, man's best friend now has a park designated and specifically designed for them and their loyal owners.

After many requests the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron completed construction on a new Dog Park at Cannon. For those who are interested in visiting the new Dog Park, it is located behind the golf course next to the softball fields and housing maintenance.

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Conscious efforts toward conservation

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October 12, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

With October well underway, Energy Action Month is in full swing. The month will give Airmen stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., the chance to promote awareness for conservation efforts and showcase how Air Commandos "think green, build green and fly blue".

This year's theme, led by the Department of Energy, is "I am Air Force Energy". The goal is to inspire all Airmen toward a commitment of continuous change in efforts to conserve not only personal energy use, but showing fellow service members how they can impact the entire force by bringing awareness efforts to the forefront.
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Runners raise awareness

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October 11, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

The 27th Special Operations Medical Group put on a Domestic Violence Awareness 5K run/walk at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 10.

The run was geared toward raising awareness and helping break the cycle of domestic violence in America.

Runners came out from across the base to show their support and promote the collective ideal that "love shouldn't hurt".


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Operation Homecoming

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October 4, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Air Commandos are welcomed back from deployment during Operation Homecoming at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 4, 2012. Operation Homecoming, which is held monthly, allows family members and 27th Special Operations Wing leadership to celebrate the return of Cannon's deployed Airmen.
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Upcoming fall festivities

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October 3, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

The 27th Special Operations Wing will hold Fall Fest and spouse incentive flights at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 27.

Fall Fest will be held in Hangar 109 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. while the first flight is scheduled for 9 a.m.

The events are centered on a family resiliency theme and will include entertainment, static displays, food and beverages for sale and plenty of kid-friendly activities.

Flights are available to all spouses within the 27 SOW. Those interested in flying should contact their respective unit first sergeants and must fill out the Spouse's Flight Information and Medical Clearance forms for consideration.
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Putting action behind energy awareness

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October 3, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

October is officially recognized as Federal Energy Action Month, and this year's theme is "I am Air Force Energy".

During the month, Air Force civil engineers are encouraged to "think green, build green and fly blue."

Airmen with the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., have begun implementation of the Automated Meter Reading System across the installation which will assist with determining energy use for critical facilities.
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Fire Prevention Week at Cannon

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October 2, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

The 27th Special Operation Civil Engineer Squadron is scheduled to host Fire Prevention Week at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 7-13.

Events will include visits from Sparky the dog, education and entertainment for the family at various location throughout the base, and a fire muster.

For more information regarding FPW and its activities please contact Bruce Ford at 575-784-2578 or visit the Cannon Facebook page for additional activity details.
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