27th SOW Social Media: Dependents crucial part of conversation

By Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is third in a series of social media related stories. Recent advances in social media have completely altered communication for today’s military families. Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter enable them to share, connect and be part of events […]

27 SOW social media: Pitfalls of social media

Public Affairs By Public Affairs Office: 27th SOW Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is second in a series of social media related stories. According to a March 2011 poll by Internet World Stats, more than 2 billion people use the Internet — that’s nearly a third of the world’s population. Because of this widespread […]

27 SOW social media: Join the conversation

By 1st Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is first in a series of social media related stories. Like. Tweet. Follow. Check-in. For those who have not been following social media over the past several years, these calls to action might sound foreign, or downright strange. Fear not, because these […]

Cannon announces community forums

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Cannon Air Force Base officials will present information, answer questions and hear public concerns regarding the Draft Environmental Assessment, released Sept. 7, which proposes to establish a low altitude training area in portions of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico for the 27th Special Operations Wing. Evening community forums will […]

27 SOW Sports Day set

By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing Sports Day on May 27 is an opportunity for Cannon airmen and their families to represent their squadrons in various sporting events such as softball, golf, bowling, volleyball, basketball and many others. “It is a base morale, welfare, and recreation […]

First run: 27th SOW Mission Support Group organizes base run

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo About 3,500 airmen of the Mission Support Group ran together for the first ever MSG run. Liliana Castillo The 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group at Cannon Air Force Base held its first run March 16. Chief Daniel Koning said he and Cannon’s command staff want to promote camaraderie and physical […]

CAP cadets visit, learn about the 27th SOW

USAF photo: Greg Allen Staff Sgt. George Whitehead, 27th Special Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, answers questions about the MQ-9 Reaper from Civil Air Patrol cadets during their visit to Cannon on July 9. Cadets from Amarillo and Lubbock, as well as Clovis, toured the base and got the opportunity to fly in a 16th Special Operations […]

CAPEX a first for 27th SOW

USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole A CV-22 Osprey, flown by the 20th Special Operations Squadron, exfiltrates a special operations team during a Capabilities Exercise on June 26. The CAPEX at Melrose Air Force Range educated base employees and their families about the mission and capabilities of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon. By […]

Cannon open house features multiple aircraft

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Courtesy photo The MC-130H Combat Talon II first flew in 1966. It is one of the planes that will be exhibited Saturday at the open house. CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing plans to showcase its missions and aircraft during an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cannon Air Force […]

Press release: 27 SOW commander to brief Clovis City Commission

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The 27th Special Operations Wing commander, Col. Stephen Clark and the Chairman of the Local Growth Management Organization, Lonnie Leslie will be speaking to the Clovis City Commission Aug 6 at 5:15 p.m. at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N Main St, Clovis, N.M.‎ Colonel […]

Change of Command ceremony for 27th SOW

By 27th SOW Public Affairs There will be a change of command ceremony for the 27th Special Operations Wing at 10:27 a.m. on May 27. Col. Stephen Clark will assume command of the 27 SOW from the current commander, Col. Timothy Leahy, whose next assignment will be special assistant to the commander, U.S. Special Operations […]

Cannon honorees

27th SOW lieutenant colonel selectees announced: The following 27th Special Operations Wing Air Commandos were selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel: • Maj. Dan Dunn, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron; • Maj. Rick Jarrell, 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron; • Maj. Rick McKee, 27th Special Operations Services Squadron • Maj. Rob Pata, 27th Special Operations […]

27th SOW announces exam results

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Office Cannon Air Force Base — The following airmen scored 90 percent or above on their career development course exams: 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance 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 […]

First aircraft arrives for new Cannon squadron

Courtesy Photo A PC-12 Pilatus parks on Cannon’s flightline Jan. 8 and is the first of a planned 10 aircraft to be assigned to the 318th Special Operations Squadron over the next four years. The 318 SOS, when fully active, will have approximately 90 Airmen assigned to 27th Special Operations Wing Cannon Air Force Base […]

Bible Verse of the Day January 18, 2008

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life not more important than food and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in […]

Year in review: New Cannon tenant deals in unconventional warfare

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The 16th Special Ops Wing will perform night training operations. (Air Force photo) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The mission of the 16th Special Ops Wing is unconventional warfare. The wing specializes in: • Counterterrorism • Combat search and rescue • Personnel recovery • Psychological operations • Aviation assistance to developing nations • […]

Flag returns to Hurlburt

CNJ Staff The 1st Special Operations Wing flag returns to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Thursday during a redesignation ceremony of the 16th SOW, according to a 16th SOW Public Affairs press release. It will be the first time the 1st SOW flag has flown at Hurlburt Field since Oct. 1, 1993, when Air Force officials redesignated […]

County fairs picture perfect

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist A county fair means one thing. Crouching down into an immobile ball for several hours beside the pigpens. No, I was not hiding from the cops. Nor was I attempting to steal a corncob from an unsuspecting sow. I was armed with a camera to get the ultimate photo of a […]

amos

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. a paradoxical twist boss i ran into a paradox the other day and it baffled me it […]