This week on CannonConnections.com – March 14

Mech Tech molds master mechanics

U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Whitney Amstutz Air Commandos assigned to the 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform checks on a CV-22 Osprey on the flightline Feb. 4 at Cannon Air Force Base. The 727 SOAMXS organizes, trains and equips 230 personnel in the maintenance and sustainment of CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft as well as MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft.

By Senior Airman Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The mirror image of the ever-evolving aircraft they maintain, Air Commandos assigned to the 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Cannon Air Force Base have made it their mission to roll three formerly independent career fields into one. Proving [...]

Commentary: A highlight in women’s history

U.S. Air Force Graphic: Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The theme of Women’s History Month 2014 is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.” Women here and now make headlines for being unapologetically daring, capable, selfless, intelligent and honorable. Women’s history is an important observance for both women and men; both benefit [...]

PEC leadership course: Developing impact from all airmen

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack U.S. Air Force Airmen take notes during a John C. Maxwell 360-Degree Leadership seminar Feb. 12 at Cannon Air Force Base. The course is DVD-based, but allows instructors to engage with students while sharing personal experiences as part of the lectures.

By Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Leadership is traditionally thought of as a top-down activity; the leader leads and the followers follow. 360 Degree Leaders are by definition non-positional; they lead through influence, not position, power, or leverage. They take the approach not only with those above and alongside [...]

What’s happening — March 14

Today Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Brief 8 a.m., Pecos Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Movie Night 5 p.m., Youth Center Men’s Varsity Softball Tryouts 5 p.m., Base Softball Fields Teen Leadership Club 5:30 p.m., Youth Center Nine Pin Bowling Tourney 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes Base Theater Movie 7 p.m., Base Theatre Spring Break [...]

Air Force Assistance Fund kicks off March 24

Courtesy graphic The 41st Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is scheduled to kick off March 24.

By Airman 1st Class Charles Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 41st Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is scheduled to kick off March 24 at Cannon Air Force Base and run through May 2. This year’s theme, “Commitment to Caring,” reiterates the Air Force’s heritage of taking care of one another, whether active [...]

Historic 26 STS military free fall

U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Eboni Reece Members from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron leap from an MC-130J Commando II during a Military Free Fall jump Feb. 28 at Melrose Air Force Range. Two members of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, joined by two other special tactics members, conducted the first Military Free Fall jump in conjunction with one of the many aerial assets maintained at Cannon.

By Senior Airman Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs History was made Feb. 28 at Melrose Air Force Range as two members of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron conducted the first Military Free Fall jump in conjunction with one of the many aerial assets maintained at Cannon Air Force Base. Simultaneously, the 522nd [...]