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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alejandro Jasso, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, looks up inspections cards for job performance on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 21, 2012. The laptop is referred to as a ?Go Book? and contains information for every job or duty needed to be performed by the crew member. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jette Carr) Late shift: keeping planes flying
Operations at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. never rest and they never sleep. Many squadrons, such as the 16th Special Operations Squadron aircraft maintenance unit and the 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, keep working all through the night. Air Commandos skilled in hydraulics and engine mechanics work with crew chiefs to service
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2012
U.S. Air Force Airmen disembark from an aircraft on the flight line on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 6, 2012. The members have been deployed in support of overseas contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams)(Released)
Resiliency: Finding coping, growth
Editor's note: This is part one in a five-part series on resiliency. The characters depicted in this series are fictional and any resemblance to real-life individuals is coincidental. Everyone loves a homecoming. All the spouses have dressed up in their finest and even the smallest revelers in their strollers are outfitted in patriotic colors. With
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2012
Corigliano was selected as the Air Commando of the month for April, highlighting physical fitness, one of Air Force Special Operations Command?s 13 Critical Attributes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jette Carr)  Cannon's Air Commando of the month: physical fitness
Each month a new Airman will be highlighted as Air Commando of the Month. This title will be given by Cannon's Command Chief Master Sgt. to an Airman he feels embodies one of Air Force Special Operations Command's 13 Critical Attributes. These 13 attributes were highlighted by AFSOC leadership as distinguishing traits demonstrated by the top
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2012
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Victor Rodriguez, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron patrolman, posts at the main gate to perform random vehicle inspections at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., March 27, 2012. Security forces troops ensure the safety of all Air Commandos, families and visitors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal) Protectors: safe, secure
*This feature is third in a series of 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron highlights at Cannon.One of the most widely-known Special Operations Forces truths is that humans are more important than hardware, making personnel essential Air Force asset. While every Air Commando stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., is important to its
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2012
Courtesy Photo Air Force Sergeants Association
The Air Force Sergeants Association represents the Air Force Enlisted Corps' service members and their families as a voice to Capitol Hill. More than 110,000 Air Force active duty, air National Guard, and reserve members are members of AFSA. "Everyone should know that this organization isn't just for sergeants," said Tech. Sgt. Melinda Morris, 27th
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. William Lannon, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron patrolman, demonstrates baton training on another 27 SOSFS member at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., March 21, 2012. Security forces members conduct training throughout the year to maintain certifications, qualifications and mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal) Protectors: building superior forces
*This feature is second in a series of 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron highlights at Cannon.Being a member with the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron doesn't just mean driving around in a patrol car handing out citations all day. Air Commandos with the 27 SOSFS at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., go through rigorous,
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2012
U.S. Air Force firefighters with the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron check water functionality and pressure during a controlled burn at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., March 15, 2012. Firefighting crews routinely perform exercises like this controlled burn to ensure readiness during an actual disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal) Cannon behind the scenes: fighting wild flames
*This feature is the eighth in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon.They work together on 24-hour shifts. They train and exercise as a team, run unit drills and share meals with each other. This amount of time spent together helps form the family-like bond they share, which is a key element for firefighters stationed at Cannon Air Force
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Capt. Danielle Schnitker, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron physical therapist, stretches the back muscles of a combat controller assigned to the 23rd STS. Schnitker mainly works on combat related injuries providing daily physical therapy to help with recovery, lower injury rates and ensure Airmen are deployment ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Steven Pearsall) Special Tactics Airmen redeploy home, face one-on-one rehabilitation
Recently, a squadron of special tactics Airmen returned to the U.S. after serving a deployment rotation in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.During their rotation in Afghanistan, more than 60 percent of the squadron received a combat related injury, yet 100 percent of the time, they kept pressure on the enemy.The squadron of 80 to 90 Airmen has
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2012
A photo of Rony, a deceased military working dog from the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, is on display during a memorial ceremony at the base chapel on Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 16, 2012. Rony, who served Hurlburt Field for more than seven-and-a-half years, was euthanized March 7, 2012 to alleviate suffering from enduring cancer and recent internal bleeding. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams)(Released) Remembering a "Guardian of the Night"
The 1st Special Operations Wing lost another Air Commando March 7. He was an integral component of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron with more than 30,000 hours of detection time and 15,000 hours of training throughout years of service.He was a combat veteran with service in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom,
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A newly installed antenna provides communication information at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., March 5, 2012. Melrose Range provides space for realistic training of ground and air forces and is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole) Home on the range
Melrose Air Force Range is operated by Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., and provides a place for realistic training of ground and air forces, vital to operational readiness.Click here for a slideshow of more images.
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