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  • Tops in Blue: building more than morale

    The Tops in Blue 2012 World Tour, "Listen", opened with their first performance of the year at Marshall Auditorium, Clovis, N.M., May 28, 2012. Bringing entertainment to Air Commandos from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., and community members, the group sang and danced for an audience of nearly 1,000 people.Tops in Blue is an expeditionary
  • Cannon behind the scenes: vaccinations increase vitality

    *This feature is eleventh in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon. You are ushered into a sterile room and asked to take a seat on a bed lined with butcher paper. You're asked to expose your arm, as rubbing alcohol is applied to your skin. As your heartbeat and pulse quicken, you wonder why you even have to be here in the first place.
  • Cannon behind the scenes: warriors of weather

    *This feature is tenth in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon Air Force Base. How many times have you been sitting at your desk, when all of a sudden, an advisory notification pops up in some random color letting you know something about the weather outside courtesy of ReachPlus? Have you ever wondered just where that information was
  • 20 SOS Green Hornets - when only the best will do

    Special Operations Forces truth number four states, "Competent Special Operations Forces cannot be created after emergencies occur." Those forces must already be trained, prepared and ready to respond to any contingency at a moment's notice. After being called to deploy to support Operation Enduring Freedom for six months with just 72-hours notice,
  • Cannon behind the scenes: surviving through SERE

    *This feature is the ninth in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon.To say that the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Specialists at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., are mere instructors doesn't begin to give them sufficient kudos for the skills, tactics and mission-essential tools they instill in aircrew members in the 27th Special
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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