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  • Cannon behind the scenes: reliance on radar

    *This feature is the sixth in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon.It's no secret that Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., conducts routine training flights to and from the base. However, those planes don't monitor themselves once airborne. The radar troops are a key part in a network of communication to ensure Cannon's pilots can maneuver safely
  • New Air Force band music video created for special tactics Airmen

    Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, is thrilled to release a new video featuring their original song "Send Me." Produced with the assistance from Air Force Television, the video integrates footage of the amazing Airmen from Air Force Special Operations Command. A collaboration between Senior Master Sgt. Matt Ascione
  • Cannon behind the scenes: training our troops

    *This feature is the fifth in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon.In a small classroom, six Air Commandos sit at a half-squared table waiting for their instructor to begin the course. The Airmen in the room came in today to learn one thing, how to save a life."This course is through the American Heart Association," said Tech. Sgt. Jason
  • Cannon behind the scenes: handling wildlife humanely

    *This feature is the fourth in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon.The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron entomology flight takes their mission at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., very seriously. "Our primary job is making sure the aircraft at Cannon can operate safely and effectively," said Tech. Sgt. Steven Millerd, 27 SOCES
  • AADD tops records in 2011, builds on reform in 2012

    Like many of her fellow first-term Airmen, Airman 1st Class Rachel Whitlatch got her first taste of Hurlburt Field doing intense physical training sessions and a multitude of briefings while attending the Commando Pride Airmen Center in June 2010. While there, one presentation's message stood out to Whitlatch, a medical records technician for the
  • 27 SOW social media: pitfalls of social media

    This feature is second in a series of social media related stories. According to a March 2011 poll by Internet World Stats, more than 2 billion people use the internet - that's nearly a third of the world's population. Because of this widespread use, social networking has become a valuable method of obtaining critical information and the latest
  • Hickam Airman supports Special Forces in Philippines

    As U.S. Forces continue their drawdown from Iraq, the military is continuing to support counter-terrorism efforts elsewhere around the globe. While Afghanistan remains the more widely known theater of operations, there are other places where Airmen serve. One such place is Zamboanga, located in the southern Philippines. Although the United States
  • 1st SOW/CCC: "I refuse to fail"

    Walking into the 1st Special Operations Wing command chief's office, one may be struck by various pictures, citations and awards placed around the room: a Bronze Star with Valor and an oak leaf cluster; the Air Force Combat Action Medal; and the 2005 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award for a Senior NCO.But perhaps more fascinating is a Spartan spear
  • 27 SOW social media: join the conversation

    www.facebook.com/27thSpecialOperationsWingThis feature is first in a series of social media related stories. Like. Tweet. Follow. Check-in. For those who have not been following social media over the past several years, these calls to action might sound foreign, or downright strange. Fear not, because these terms are simply the products of modern
  • Cannon behind the scenes: excellence in engineering

    *This feature is the third in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon. The Air Commandos with the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron power production and electrical systems shops focus much of their work on maintaining a continuous flow of power at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M."It's unfortunate that most people don't know who we