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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

Support services available to Cannon spouses

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October 1, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

What exactly is support? Is it the lending of a hand in a time of need or a kind word when one needs it the most? When life can be unpredictable and so uncertain, it is nice to know that there are supportive services, offices and individuals whose goal and purpose is to support military spouses and families.
"Taking care of Airmen and their families is not only the right thing to do for our Airmen, it's the smart thing to do for our Air Force," said Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley in the State of The Air Force 2012.
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The protectors: new integrated force

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September 26, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

*This news feature is the fifth in a series of 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron highlights at Cannon.

The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron is scheduled to implement changes to operations at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., beginning Oct. 1.

As contracted guards are phased out, a new integrated work force will take their place offering 27 SOSFS counterparts assistance in patrol duty, law enforcement and force protection.

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Soldiers conduct tactical training

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September 24, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Soldiers from a detachment of the 1st Battalion with the 19th Special Forces Group travelled to Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., for training missions, Sept. 17- 19.

Melrose is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., and provides a place for realistic training of ground and air forces vital to operational readiness.

The range is used for training such as air-to-ground, small arms and electronic combat.
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Full Service performs free show for Cannon service members

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September 24, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

The 27th Special Operations Wing hosted the band "Full Service" in the Drop Zone at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 20.

Full Service provided free, live entertainment to Air Commandos stationed here as well as members of the Cannon community. The band is a quartet consisting of Tim "Bonesaw" Kepner, David "Hoag" Kepner, Elliot "Smell" Larden and Sean "Sunny" Eckel.

Not only was performing on a military installation a new experience for the Austin, Texas-based band, it was also the first stop on their "West to West Coast" 20 Tour.
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Local sponsored pavilion party

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September 24, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Dorm Airmen were able to enjoy a day of hot dogs, hamburgers and fun when the Clovis community sponsored a Swarm the Dorms party at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 22, 2012.

The Committee of 50, the Chamber of Commerce, Taco Box, Albertsons, Weinerschnitzel, the locally owned Mcdonalds and several other businesses sponsored the event.

"It's really nice to have the local community care so much about us," said Airman Christina Burklow, 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron cyber security technician. "Events like this are a good opportunity for everyone to relax, hang out and spend some time together."
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Exercise involvement prepares personnel

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September 21, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

A major incident response exercise was conducted at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 20.

Participation for this simulated train derailment extended beyond base personnel and involved several civilian and government agencies to assist with containing potential threats.

"Our exercises are getting more complex and more involved," said Tech. Sgt. Scott Douglas, 27th Special Operations Wing Inspector General office. "We are beginning to see more coordination with outside agencies which will greatly benefit personnel by providing more realistic training opportunities."
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Cannon AFB "celebrando" Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 21, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Hispanic Heritage Month was officially kicked off Sept. 19 at CANNON Air Force Base, N.M. with the signing of a proclamation by Col. Buck Elton, 27th Special Operations Wing commander. Attendees of the event were treated to French-influenced Mexican sweetbread called "pan dulce", as well as traditional Hispanic beverages.

In the last 24 years, Sept.15 through Oct.15 has been recognized as National Hispanic Heritage Month, also referred to as "Día de la Raza". This cultural event has been observed to commemorate Independence Day for Latin American countries.
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Donating time, lending a hand

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

Members with Cannon's 5/6ers club from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., came out for a beautification project at Green Acres Park in Clovis, N.M., Sept. 15.

The objective of the volunteer project was to revamp the color of the park to give it a more modern aesthetic and remove graffiti from playground equipment and other facilities.

"We removed paint from the playground, repainted picnic areas, tables, benches and other areas in need of a face-lift," said Staff Sgt. Fernando Gutierrez, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Cannon's 5/6ers president. "We also conducted a trash clean-up around the park, gathering a substantial amount of debris."
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Cannon celebrates 65 years of Air Force history

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September 17, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

More than 400 people attended the Air Force Ball to celebrate 65 years of Air Force history at the Civic Center in Clovis, N.M., Sept. 15.

The ball is an annual Air Force-wide tradition to celebrate the heritage and history of the Air Force.

The evening included a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action tribute from members of Cannon's Honor Guard, a traditional cake cutting and a drill demonstration from the Air Force Academy's Saber Team.

Col. Buck Elton, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, closed out the formal portion of the evening with a speech recapping 65 years of Air Force history. His speech also included recognition of a few Air Commandos who exhibited acts of valor during various deployments.
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Air Commandos go 1, 1 in pre-season match up

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September 17, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Tensions flared and the Cannon - Holloman rivalry blazed red hot during a pre-season double-header featuring not one, but two of New Mexico's elite basketball teams at the base Fitness Center, Sept. 15, 2012.

After back-to-back games and three hours of intense play, men's varsity members from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., and Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., only managed to further fan the flame of competition as Cannon's Air Commandos clenched victory in the opening game, only to taste defeat two periods later.
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HAWC PT experiment

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September 17, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., are feeling the burn as they participate in a trial physical training program mandated by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency.

This eight week program, run by the Health and Wellness Center, involves a healthy amount of running and circuit training. In order to have the most significant impact, the Airmen chosen to take part in the program were selected because of their squadron or flight's overall PT scores.

Participants in Cannon's HAWC PT run three days a week and do high intensity interval training two days a week.
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AFSOC commander, civic leaders tour Cannon

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September 14, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

The 27th Special Operations Wing welcomed Lt. Gen. Eric E. Fiel, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, upon his arrival at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 12.

The three-star general arrived at the western home of Air Commandos as part of a local civic leader tour. These tours are used to give respected community leaders a better overall understanding of AFSOC, its vital mission set and the direction of its installations. The selected community partners are then enabled to act as key communicators and advocates for Air Force and AFSOC issues. 
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In-house project to have huge impact

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

Everyone likes the idea of saving a little extra green. But when it's Air Force green that's being saved, it's something the entire force can benefit from.

Tech. Sgt. Shaun Lyle and Harry Zalewski, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, created the 27 SOCES Specialized Maintenance Team in 2007 for the purpose of working on multimillion dollar projects for Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., and saving the wing countless dollars.

The specialized shop consists of various career fields such as structural craftsmen, electricians and plumbers, all highly skilled in their fields. Personnel asked to be a part of the team are rotated annually to give multiple troops training outside their functional field.
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Operation Homecoming

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September 7, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Before swearing in and signing on the dotted line to become a member of the U.S. Air Force, each individual is informed of the unique challenges of this career. The life of a military member is full of sacrifice - for the men and women in blue, country comes before self.

Airmen, however, aren't the only ones to make sacrifices as their families cope with separation during deployments. When that hardship ends and the Air Commandos return home, it is a joyous occasion for all.

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Coming together, helping the community

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September 7, 2012 in Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

Dozens of Air Commandos stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., visited the Clovis Hillcrest Zoo as part of a volunteer beautification project, Aug. 31.

Cannon's 5/6ers president, Staff Sgt. Fernando Gutierrez, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, took care of organizing and coordinating the event between base personnel and the zoo.

"The purpose was to initiate a project that would maximize base personnel working and helping out within the local community, but we didn't know where to begin," Fernando said. "The zoo really caught my eye first because of the variety of amenities if has to offer to the local areas and those within the Cannon community."
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