Airman Leadership School graduates announced

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Cannon’s newest leaders graduated Airman Leadership School on Nov. 6 during a ceremony at the Landing. ALS prepares airmen for their role as a noncommissioned officer. The following airmen recently graduated from Airman Leadership School: 27th Special Operations Wing •

Commentary: 27th SOW marks first birthday, new direction

Courtesy photo Col. Timothy Leahy is the 27th Special Operations Wing commander. By Col. Timothy Leahy: 27th SOW commander At its first combat wing dining out Sept. 18, the 27th Special Operations Wing celebrated a couple of important dates that have directly contributed to establishing Cannon Air Force Base and determining the mission we support […]

Cannon airmen recognized

Senior Airman below zone selectees announced: 27th Special Operations Wing • Airman 1st Class Lauren Leal

Voting assistance available for airmen

By Capt. Jared Mitchell: 27th SOW Comptroller Squadron As one of the wing staff’s voting assistance officers, there are a couple of things I want to relay concerning this November’s elections and your part in them. First and foremost, you all have the right to vote! While it might sound trite, many Americans forget that […]

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 […]

Wing commander reports on Cannon’s transformation

USAF photo: Airman Maynelinne De La Cruz New sliding exit doors arrived at the commisary this month for installation. The doors were just part of an overall upgrade made to the Cannon Air Force Base facility, which included new shelving and plumbing. By Col. Timothy Leahy The thunderous roar of fighter aircraft overhead is a […]

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: […]

Wing commander promotes volunteerism

Courtesy Photo Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. In recognition of National Volunteer Week, 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 Cannon Connections staff. Q April 27-May 3 […]

Wing commander will speak at chamber banquet

Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. The banquet will be held at 6 p.m. April 24 at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Portales at 200 S. Ave. C.Advance […]

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.

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.

Cannon holds annual awards dinner

CAFB photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Fischer present the 3rd Special Operations Squadron with the award for Squadron of the Year. Cannon Air Force Base held its wing annual awards dinner Feb. 9 at The Landing.

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, […]

Fireballs celebrate history during final dining out

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs By Airman Elliott Sprehe 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The era of the 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon’s former host unit, got one step closer to its end Saturday night at the Landing during the 522nd Fighter Squadron’s dining out. […]

Fighter squadron prepares for inactivation

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE —History was made for the former 27th Fighter Wing as the 522nd Fighter Squadron, or Fireballs, and their Aircraft Maintenance Unit returned from their deployment to Andersen Air Force Baese, Guam. The four-month deployment was the last for the Fireballs as they […]

AFSOC assumes command

Photo by Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Col. Scott West relinquished command of Cannon Air Force Base Monday as Air Force Special Operations assumed command. By Tonya Fennell and Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than one hundred airmen stood at attention Monday to witness the change of command at Cannon Air […]

Flags change hands

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Hand over hand, four white gloves methodically traveled over a wooden flag pole, exchanging the old 27th Fighter Wing colors for the new 27th Special Operations Wing flag. Performed by the 27th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, the flag ceremony signified the official change of command Monday at Cannon Air Force […]

Leahy: Honor to be named commander

Col. Tim Leahy assumed command Monday of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. The 44-year-old Staten Island, N.Y., native is married with two children. He previously served as vice-commander of the 16th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Q: Were you raised in a military family? A: No, my father […]