Cannon conducting joint exercise

Cannon Air Force Base is conducting a joint exercise with Marine Corps and Army units July 17, according to a news release from Cannon Air Force Base. Called Exercise Joint Lightning, the training exercise is focused on communication procedures between special operations forces in other branches of the service, according to 27th Special Operations Wing […]

CAFB wing commander promotes volunteerism

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Col. Timothy Leahy currently serves as the 27th Special Operations Wing commander. Editor’s Note: In recognition of National Volunteer Week (April 27-May 3), Col. Timothy Leahy, the 27th Special Operations Wing commander, offered his thoughts about the importance of volunteerism in response to a series of questions from Freedom New Mexico writer Janet Bresenham. Q: […]

West nominated for brigadier general

By CNJ Staff Col. Scott D. West, a former Cannon Air Force Base wing commander, was among the 29 colonels in line to be considered for promotion to brigadier general. West now serves as the commander of the 613th Air and Space Operations Center, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He served as […]

Cannon clinic closes for training day

The Cannon Air Force Base clinic will be closed April 10 for a wing training day. Questions regarding the clinic closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4131.

Time capsule sealed away

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Mayor David Lansford locks the time capsule Friday while 27th Special Operations Wing Commander Timothy Leahy looks on. The capsule, entombed at Clovis-Carver Public Library, will be opened in 2057, City officials said. By Liliana Castillo The Clovis Centennial Committee placed a time capsule in a vault in the Clovis-Carver […]

Anniversary group sealing time capsule

CNJ staff CNJ staffMembers of the City of Clovis 100th anniversary committee will seal a time capsule at 2 p.m. Friday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The time capsule will stay closed for 50 years. Mayor David Lansford, 27th Special Operations Wing Commander Col. Timothy Leahy and Raymond Mondragon, chairman of the 100th anniversary committee, […]

Opinion: Base ingrained in area culture

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Like many who grew up on the eastern plains of New Mexico, I can’t remember a time when there weren’t fighter jets in the sky above me. Monday that chapter of history closed at Cannon Air Force Base and a new one opened. It’s bittersweet for some of us […]

AFSOC displays aircraft

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tech Seargent Aaron Brown explained how the CV-22 Osprey operates to James Carter of Clovis at the Cannon Air Force Base static display on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Capt. Mike Holding stood before an aircraft that looked as if it came out of a science fiction movie. […]

Thanks to past as we welcome a new mission

By Freedom New Mexico For a few moments near dusk on Sunday night, Mother Nature signed off on the old and new missions of Cannon Air Force Base. Just above the eastern horizon, the soft orange glow of a jagged, nearly full rising moon shimmered above a semi-circle of C-130s that surrounded two F-16 jets […]

Special Ops takes control of Cannon

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley, left, and Lt. Gen. Norman Seip stand at attention for the national anthem during a change of command ceremony Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. By Gabriel Monte and Tonya Fennell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than one hundred airmen stood at attention Monday […]