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  • 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
  • My Air Force friend, my Army protector

    Army Sergeant First Class Michael Jones travelled alongside Staff Sgt. Robert Gutierrez from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas to Hurlburt Field, Fla., as they marched 812 miles together with 16 other Airmen in memory of 17 fallen special tactics Airmen.Jones, a 7th Special Forces Group Airborne medic, was invited to participate in the 2011 Tim Davis
  • Cannon behind the scenes: masters of maintenance

    *This feature is the second in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon.The Air Commandos with the 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 16th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, share a strong family bond, along with an immeasurable sense of pride for the work they do. "We don't have the numbers we could really use, but where we lack
  • Cannon behind the scenes: fueling the flight

    "We are a shop that never closes, even on holidays or during training days," said Staff Sgt. Christopher Bates, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution supervisor. "We get the job done, 24/7 on the flightline, no matter what." The 27 SOLRS fuels flight supports all of the 27th Special Operations Wing aircraft, ground