What's Happening: Feb. 10 – Feb. 16

Friday Heart Link 8:30 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Pre-Deployment Briefings 11 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Murder Mystery Dinner 6 p.m. Landing Zone

What's Happening: Feb. 3 — Feb. 9

Friday Pre-Deployment Briefings 11 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center

What's Happening: Jan. 20 — Jan. 26

Friday Pre-Deployment Briefings 11 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Fueled Bar Menu Available 4 p.m. Landing Zone Friday Social Hour and Snacks 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone

What's Happening: Jan. 13 — Jan. 19

Friday Pre-Deployment Briefings 11 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Youth New Year’s Dance 5:30 p.m. Youth Center

What's Happening — Oct. 21

Friday Home of the Brave Quilts 10 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Key Spouse Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Pre-Deployment Remote Briefings 3 p.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Classroom Friday Night Social Wing and Meatballs 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone DZ After Dark 9 p.m. Drop Zone

Clovis schools come to Cannon

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal Tanya Thompson, a military spouse, and her children meet with Terry Myers, Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent, Aug. 5 at the First Friday “Back to School Bash.” The Airman and Family Readiness Center co-hosted the event held at the Landing Zone to allow Cannon families to meet local school […]

Operational readiness exercise ongoing

Cannon Connections staff Cannon Air Force Base will be conducting an operational readiness exercise until Oct. 29, according to a news release. The release said the exercise began Wednesday. Residents on or near the base may notice increased activity, use of the public address system and may hear sirens and simulated explosions, the release said. […]

Cannon conducting readiness exercise

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base will be conducting an operational readiness exercise until Oct. 29, according to a news release. The release said the exercise began Wednesday. Residents on or near the base may notice increased activity, use of the public address system and may hear sirens and simulated explosions, the release said. The […]

Commentary: EO mantra — All individuals have human dignity, worth

By Tech. Sgt. Melinda Morris: Equal Opportunity advisor Typically, no one wakes up in the morning with a plan to derail the mission, fail or be seen negatively. No one wants to feel excluded or uncomfortable. The importance of mission readiness and capability are stressed at every level; from supervisor to commander. Equal Opportunity violations […]

Air Commandos seek ‘outstanding’ ORI results

By 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Air Commandos of the 27th Special Operations Wing have high expectations for the November Operational Readiness Inspection — they’re hoping for an “outstanding” rating, the best possible result. The wing conducted an Operational Readiness Exercise at Cannon Air Force Base beginning August 2. This exercise […]

Official equates financial, military readiness

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Through outreach and a robust system of educating servicemembers, Defense Department officials are working to keep troops financially fit to fight and protected from predatory lenders, a Pentagon official said. Since the downward turn of the credit market in recent years, […]

Survive, serve honorably: Things to think about

By Col. Stephen Clark: 27th SOW Commander The summer months are fast approaching, meaning more outdoor activities and spending vacation time with family and friends. I encourage you to take some well-deserved time to rest and recharge your batteries. We have been and will continue to be very busy as we concurrently support our operational […]

Commentary: Wing brings good fight in first full ORE

By Lt Col Mark Brown: 27th SOW Inspector General If you were on Cannon Air Force Base during the recent Operational Readiness Exercise, you know the base had a different look and sound: a tent city popped up, followed by blaring sirens; security forces patrolled in full “battle rattle” and chemical defense gear as simulated […]

Communication Squadron releases inspection list

The base will have a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection on May 10 and you can help keep us “connected” by abiding by the following 10 items. 1. Restart your machine at the end of every duty day. It’s the same number of clicks as “log off” and it ensures you have all current software patches […]

Inspection approaching

By Capt. David Franklin: 27th Special Operations Communications Operations Flight commander Cannon Air Force Base is fast approaching a pivotal inspection that will grade our ability to conduct special operations in the 21st century and May 10 is the date of that inspection. Not the oft-feared Operational Readiness Inspection, but an examination that focuses largely […]

Operational Readiness Exercise begins Saturday

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The 27th Special Operations Wing is scheduled to have an Operational Readiness Exercise from Saturday through Thursday. This particular readiness exercise is part of a year-long effort to prepare for the wing’s first Operational Readiness Inspection scheduled for mid-November. While passing an inspection is a definite plus, the purpose of […]

Airmen help out in Great American Cleanup

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USAF photo: Greg Allen Airmen collect trash on Highway 60/84 during the Great American Cleanup on April 25. More than 129 tons of garbage were collected during the event. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs Airmen from the 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron and Curry County volunteers pooled their efforts April 25 to […]

Tucumcari guardsmen prepare for Iraq deployment

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico In a few short months, a handful of Tucumcari’s citizen soldiers will be in uniform 24-7 in Iraq. Preparations begin this weekend, when about a dozen men and women, and their loved ones, from the New Mexico National Guard in Tucumcari attend a family readiness conference in Albuquerque to […]

Military Feature: Couple rescues dog

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CNJ staff photo: Tonya Fennell Hector, left, and Melissa Santaella cuddle with their dogs in their Clovis home. Melissa calls the group her “rough riders.” By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer “Baby” is a celebrity of sorts. And like many young stars, her life has been far from perfect. The female Staffordshire bull terrier was […]

Local news briefs

Maj. John Johnson took command of the 27th Maintenance Operation Squadron in a change of command ceremony today at Hangar 133. He replaces Maj. David Nicholson whose next assignment will be at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Johnson is a prior enlisted Marine who accepted an inter-service transfer to the Air Force. He graduated from Officer Training […]