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  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • The protectors: working with man's best friend

    *This feature is the first in a series of 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron highlights at Cannon.Part of being in the Air Force means working with and often relying on a wingman or various team members. All Air Commandos stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., must learn to adapt to people from various backgrounds and with
  • Cannon behind the scenes: crew chiefs with caliber

    *This feature is the seventh in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon.Picture walking into a hangar - an enormous warehouse used to house the various aircraft stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Now imagine the hustle and bustle of Air Commandos maneuvering around newest MC-130J Commando II performing systems checks. Ultimately, the
  • USAFSOS courses craft diplomatic warriors

    An instructor lit a Molotov cocktail and threw it at his target to illustrate the type of explosion this cheap, homemade weapon produces.Audience members could feel the heat produced by the massive fireball that swallowed the test site.Lt. Col. Dan Wilson, chief of the irregular warfare division of the United States Air Force Special Operations
  • Information operations enhance Emerald Warrior

    Hindsight is 20/20, but as today's battles are tweeted and bombing campaigns streamed live, special operators must be aware of their operating environment even before the first shots are fired.With a commitment to train how they fight, Emerald Warrior planners implemented both Information Operations (IO) and cyber operations into the 2012 exercise