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Default Air Force Logo Celebrating 10 years of AFSOC at Cannon
Cannon’s Air Commandos are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the base being part of Air Force Special Operations Command by hosting multiple events on base Sept. 28 – 30, 2017.
0 9/30
2017
Ari Valdo, 27th Special Operations Security Forces military working dog, sits beside his handler before a demonstration at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 17, 2017. Known as “Ari” to those who work with him, Ari Valdo has been protecting Cannon for just over two years. According to Staff Sgt. Paul Little, 27th SOSFS dog handler, as military canines usually maintain their home base throughout their career, he’ll likely continue his adventures at Cannon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)  (1) Military K-9 unit: capabilities forged by respect
The military working dog is always one rank higher than its handler.
0 9/06
2017
A firefighter enters a room during a training exercise of a building fire at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 29, 2017. Firefighters train on this scenario once per year, searching through buildings filled with smoke, serving as an example of the many training events they complete to maintain mission readiness at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) Cannon firefighters train on rescue operations

0 8/30
2017
Blessing Woksman, KAMR Local 4 News media reporter, sets up for an interview with Senior Airman Jillian Moorman, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 21, 2017. Woksman set up the interview to learn more about what air traffic control does. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Vernon R. Walter III) Media reporters get taste of Air Commando life
Media reporters were invited to Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, Aug. 21, 2017 to gather insight on how Cannon prepares its Air Commandos for deployments, as well as experience low-level flight patterns with the 9th Special Operations Squadron.
0 8/25
2017
Clovis High School football players step off a bus during their tour at Cannon Air Force Base, NM, July 19, 2017. The high school students took a brief tour through the 26th STS facility and were quickly put to the test as they performed exercises that Joe instructed them to do. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) High School athletes take on Cannon spec ops’ workout regimen
Student athletes from Clovis High School gained insight into air commando culture after touring through Cannon July 19, 2017.
0 7/20
2017
Senior Airman Darren Pizarro, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems specialist, drives his work truck to the next work site at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., June 27, 2017. Pizarro and his peers at the base electrical shop have already handled over 600 requests this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) Electrical systems specialists light path to mission success
Every Air Force base and installation around the world requires electricity to operate successfully. Responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining this electrical network, electrical systems specialists ensure that our primary source of energy is always available. From space command communicating with our satellites to hospitals operating lifesaving equipment, every Air Force function depends on this crucial service provided by these experts.
0 7/13
2017
Marine Special Operations School Individual Training Course students fire an M249 squad automatic weapon during night-fire training April 13, 2017, at Camp Lejeune. For the first time, U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen spent three months in Marine Special Operations Command’s Marine Raider training pipeline, representing efforts to build joint mindsets across special operations forces.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Air Force Special Tactics integrate into Marine Raider training
For the first time in history, members from another service spent three months in Marine Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course, with one goal in mind: learn how to lead a joint ground force.
0 6/09
2017
Special missions aviators with the 4th Special Operations Squadron reload the 105mm and 40mm canons on an AC-130U Spooky gunship during a live-fire training mission at the Eglin Range, Fla., April 17, 2017. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) SOCOM Commander: Forces at Forefront of National Security Operations
The commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and the Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict spoke on 30 years of history at their address to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
0 5/03
2017
A Special Tactics Airman assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron communicate with aircraft during a Full Mission Profile exercise at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Oct. 12, 2016.  The FMP was utilized to integrate special operations forces and foster tactical maturity through deliberate planning and execution of a force projection package and enable Special Tactics Airmen pre-deployment evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez) Air Commandos get real-world experience at White Sands
The 26th Special Tactics Squadron trained alongside 27th Special Operations Wing units while conducting a full mission profile at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., earlier this month.The training tested the Air Commandos’ abilities to react to adverse conditions and complete a mission as a team in an unknown location.“The purpose of a FMP is to
0 10/25
2016
Chief Master Sgt. William Speck graduated U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., April 22, 2016. Speck is the first Air Force chief master sergeant to graduate from the Army's premier leadership course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Angelita Lawrence) Chief becomes first Air Force E-9 to graduate Ranger School
The average U.S. Army Ranger School student is in the rank of E-4 through E-6 on the enlisted side and O-1 through O-3 for the officers. Most are between 19 and 27 years old, and only about 21 Airmen graduate each year. Then there are candidates like 39-year-old Chief Master Sgt. William Speck, who in April, became the first Air Force chief master sergeant to graduate from Ranger School.
0 5/23
2016
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