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  • 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.
  • Military K-9 unit: capabilities forged by respect

    The military working dog is always one rank higher than its handler.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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