Sweet Home New Mexico: Hero’s tale inspiring

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Johnnie O. Yellock In July 2011, five days after being promoted to the rank of staff sergeant, and 10 days into his second combat deployment, Air Force Combat Controller Johnnie O. Yellock II’s vehicle rolled over an IED in the Paktika province in Afghanistan. Yellock was standing in the vehicle at […]

Measure could cost commissaries

Jerry Ensminger, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant who has fought for years to win government-funded health care for families exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, doesn’t want the measure passed if, to pay for it, Congress would gut the military’s prized commissary benefit. Critics contend that’s what the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans […]

Press Release: Cannon’s Turner promoted to AFSOC command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing is very pleased to announce that Chief Master Sergeant William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been selected as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Press Release: Cannon's Turner promoted to AFSOC command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing is very pleased to announce that Chief Master Sergeant William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been selected as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Staff sergeant promotion list to be released

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials selected 13,518 of 28,510 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 47.41 percent. The average score for those selected was 282.88, with an average time in grade of 1.97 years and an average time in service […]

Technical sergeant promotion list released

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here June 10 selected 7,752 of 37,185 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant for a selection rate of 20.85 percent. The technical sergeant promotion list is available on the Air Force Personnel Center’s public website. Airmen also can access their […]

Cannon senior selects announced

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Chief Master Sgt. William Turner, left, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief and Col. Stephen Clark, right, 27 SOW commander, flank Cannon Air Force Base senior master sergeant selects, second from left, Bobbi Jo Stumpf, Roddy Martin, Robert West, Charles Nimmo, Robert McDonald, Kelby Norton, William […]

Cannon NCOs recognized

USAF photo: Senior Airman Erik Cardenas Staff Sgt. Elizabeth DeArmond, center, 27th SOW, was promoted to technical sergeant under the Stripes for Exceptional Performer program by Command Chief Master Sgt. William Turner, left, and Wing Commander Col. Stephen Clark. 27th SOW Public Affairs Three top performing NCOs received additional stripes Jan. 15, testimony to their […]

Cannon chief master sergeant selects announced

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Four Cannon senior master sergeants were among the 2,475 Air Force wide selected for promotion to chief master sergeant by an evaluation board that convened Oct. 10-19 at the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Selected were Senior Master Sergeants Gary Glover and Jon Mountjoy, both […]

Officials to announce chief master sergeant selections

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials selected 475 of 2,276 eligible senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant for a selection rate of 20.87 percent. The average score for those selected was 662.78, with an average time in grade of 3.40 and time in service of […]

June 28 Honors

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Powell Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, presents Daniel Cota, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, with the 2008 Air Force Special Operations Command Civilian of the Year Category 1 Award. The following airmen received supplemental selection for promotion to master sergeant. 27th Special Operations […]

March 13 Honors

The following Cannon master sergeants were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant: • Larry Caudill, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Timothy Dunsmore, 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron • Jacqueline Gomez, inbound to the 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • George Jones IV, 27 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Scott […]

Nov. 14 Honors

The following airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant: • Kendra Coleman, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Eric Kindle, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron • Alan Hailey, 3rd Special Operations Squadron • Michael Wilson, 73rd Special Operations Squadron

Cannon airmen selected for promotion

By: 27th SOW Public Affairs The following 105 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant: 27th Special Operations Group: • Kirk Riley, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron •

27th SOW promotions announced

The following staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant: 3rd Special Operations Squadron • Rich Clawson • Chad Kesterson 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron • James Jaramillo 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron • Donna Drummond • Stephanie Leopard • Torrie McCutcheon 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • Reymundo Garcia […]

Staff Sergeant raps up music career

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Courtesy Photo Staff Sgt. Aron Lee, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, listens to a beat on a computer trying to perfect every last sound. Lee, whose stagename is “Face,” raps in his off-duty time and has performed in North Carolina, Japan and Texas. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public […]

First shirts wear many hats

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — “We put out fires,” said Master Sgt. George Childers, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron first sergeant.  Childers was speaking of the day-to-day routine, or lack thereof, of a first sergeant, who is also often referred to as the “shirt,” “first shirt,” or “diamond.”  “There’s […]

Airman retires after 29 years

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs By Airman Elliott Sprehe 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Many airmen who join today’s Air Force probably don’t concern themselves very much about the experiences of those who might have joined before they were born. But when you see Chief Master […]

Muscle man

Photo by Tonya Fennell Master Sgt. Schuyler Beers works out three times a week at the Clovis gym Bodies in Motion. Beers recently competed in his first bodybuilding competition. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Schuyler Beers waited 13 months to sew on his Master Sergeant stripes. His promotion ceremony was held in June. And the […]

AMUs load up for competition

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Coronado, 523rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, uses the fine controls of the MJ-1 to load an AIM-120 missile onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon. Airman Elliott Sprehe The 27th Maintenance Group held its Proud Falcon and Weapons Load competition at Hangar 133 April 13 to determine which of the three fighter squadrons could best […]