73rd Wombat Wives winners of Big Give

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Courtesy photo Tina Blessing, left, and Gretchen Brown, of the 73rd Wombat Wives team, paint a bench at the Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis in mid-April as part of their Big Give project for Cannon Air Force Base. The team won first place and people’s choice in the competition. Alisa Boswell The 73rd Wombat Wives were […]

Families enjoy fall festival

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Military spouse Susan Hinrichs paints faces Saturday at one of the free booth activities for children. Liliana Castillo Airmen of the 27th Special Operations Group and Special Operations Maintenance Group, along with their families, enjoyed a day of fun, food and games Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base’s Fall Festival. […]

73rd SOS donates to Relay for Life

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 73rd Special Operations Squadron raised nearly $1300 over the holidays, half of which was presented in the form of a check to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The other half is being donated to Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides college scholarships to children who lost a […]

73rd SOS lends a helping hand

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 73rd Special Operations Squadron raised nearly $1300 over the holidays, half of which was presented in the form of a check to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The other half is being donated to Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides college scholarships to children who lost […]

New commander for 73rd SOS

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col James Cardoso, 27th Special Operations Group commander, hands the 73rd Special Operations Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Kevin Cabanas, 73 SOS commander, on Oct. 23. Col. William Wolfe relinquished command of the squadron after heading it since Feb. 15, 2008.

Group collecting supplies for military personnel

Freedom New Mexico The 73rd SOS Wombat Wives Group is collecting personal supplies for wounded servicemen and women starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart in Clovis. Donated supplies will be part of Soldiers’ Angels First Response Backpacks for patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and Kleber outpatient barracks, according to information from […]

Group collecting supplies for military personnel

CNJ staff The 73rd SOS Wombat Wives Group is collecting personal supplies for wounded servicemen and women starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart in Clovis. Donated supplies will be part of Soldiers’ Angels First Response Backpacks for patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and Kleber outpatient barracks, according to information from the […]

Cannon airmen share experiences with students

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Capt. Nathan Scott of the 73rd Special Operation Squadron said one of the scariest operations he’s experienced was flying over Afghanistan as insurgent forces shot at his plane. He said flying the bodies of fallen soldiers was one of the most sobering experiences of his career. “It means a whole […]

Airmen share experiences with students

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Capt. Nathan Scott of the 73rd Special Operation Squadron said one of the scariest operations he’s experienced was flying over Afghanistan as insurgent forces shot at his plane. He said flying the bodies of fallen soldiers was one of the most sobering experiences of his career. “It means a […]

Air Force answers questions on base transition details

Air Force Special Operations Command spokeswoman Lt. Amy Cooper and 73rd Special Operations Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Tom Markland answered some questions last week about how Cannon Air Force Base’s transition from a fighter wing to a special operations wing is going. Q: How many MC-130Ws are currently at Cannon? A: There are four MC-130Ws […]