Honors — Nov. 21

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Hook [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher T. Hook graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He is […]

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Prieto Air Force Reserve Airman Lydia G. Prieto graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

Ex-Cannon NCO challenging half-pay for discharged gays

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a gay former Air Force sergeant denied full separation pay after he was forced out under the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Former Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Collins says he only wants what is given to […]

ALS graduates newest Air Force leaders

The following airmen graduated from Airman Leadership School, Class 11-A on Nov. 4: • Senior Airman James Benner, 16th Special Operations Squadron • Senior Airman Daniel Hatch, 16th SOS, Academic Achievement Award • Senior Airman Margaret Jimenez, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Senior Airman Jeffrey Tessendorf, 27 SOAMXS • Staff Sgt. Brandon Herbert, […]

Cannon airman serves as combat adviser

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Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Chad Vaughn, left, assists an Afghan colonel on the shooting range during training near Kabul. Vaughn is deployed from the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron at Cannon. By Air Force Capt. Traci Bowman Logistics Command Embedded Training Team KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — Summers in Afghanistan can reach unbearable temperatures, but that […]

Cannon airman contributes to mortuary mission

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USAF photo: Jason Minto Airman 1st Class Matthew Bokesch, front right, a public health technician assigned to the 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, helps transfer the remains of an airman at Dover Air Force Base, Del. He is part of an eight-airman carry team. By Christin Michaud: Air Force […]

Airman takes on professional body-building

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Eric Schmidt, center, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, stands among other winners after winning first place in his division and first place overall during the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders Arizona Natural Bodybuilding and Figure Pro Qualifier Competition on Aug. 28. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Bodybuilding: […]

Airman inducted into Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes

Courtesy photo Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. “Dick” Etchberger, an Air Force senior NCO who was killed after saving the lives of some of his crew during a fierce battle at a radar site in Laos 42 years ago, will receive the Medal of Honor Sept. 21 in a White House ceremony. By Senior Master […]

Honors — Aug. 15

Garica [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Air Force Airman Erica E. Garcia, daughter of Elvia Garcia of Portales, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and […]

Airman gives of himself to save son

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — An airman from Hurlburt Field, Fla., donated a portion of his liver to help save the life of a two-year-old boy. Senior Airman Mario Webb, a ground radio maintainer from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, acted as a living donor to give his son, Genghis, a liver transplant in April. Webb […]

Cannon Idol: Overcoming shyness, airman takes top prize

Jessica Kiser Liliana Castillo Not only did Airman 1st Class Jennifer Edwards of the 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron overcome her shyness to even audition for Cannon Idol in May, she won the competition Saturday at The Landing Zone. When she was the last one standing on stage, indicating that she won, she said […]

Air Commandos welcome newest citizens

USAF photo: Greg Allen From left, Bernadett Wheeldon, Johanna Eighinger, Airman 1st Class Joel Sipin, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron, and Airman Nimol Mao, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, prepare to take the citizenship oath during naturalization ceremonies. The airmen and family members were sworn in by Immigration Service Officer Peter Rechkemmer from Albuquerque […]

July 1 Honors

The following airmen have been selected for early promotion to senior airman:

Cannon airman part of winning triathlon team

By Senior Airman Steve Bauer 30th Space Wing Public Affairs VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Air Force triathlon team recently excelled in all athletic categories at the 2010 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship June 5 at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif. The Air Force team took first place in every category, including […]

June 18 Honors

Diamond Sharp Award winners for May were announced. Receiving recognition were: Airman First Class Jorden Archer, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron; Airman First Class Alexander Skidgel, 16th Special Operations Squadron; Staff Sgt. Rasheem Cephas, 27th Comptrollers Squadron and Staff Sgt. Desiree Anderson, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron. The awards are sponsored by first […]

Airmen display vocal talents

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Jennifer Edwards mustered her courage to audition for Cannon Idol. She sang “Almost Lover” by A Fine Frenzy. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Sr. Airman Tawny Foreman started watching “American Idol” on day one of the first season. She was immediately hooked. Foreman and her friends would […]

TIME magazine names airman in top 100 list

By Maj. David Small: National Media Outreach Office NEW YORK — TIME magazine editors have named Chief Master Sgt. Antonio D. Travis to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for his efforts after the Haiti earthquake. Travis was one of the first U.S. military […]

Cannon airman named to Air Force Team of the Year

Remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators named Air Force Team of the Year

Bataan Death March pulls airmen together

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Ngu Do, back left to right, Airman Katherine Truty, Senior Airman Ashley Perry, front left, Senior Airman Robert Rodriguez and Senior Airman Samantha Reed, all of the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, worked together during the 26.2 mile Bataan Memorial Death March on March 21. They left as […]

Airman receives special field recognition

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base Master Sgt. John Allen of the 3rd Special Operations Squadron was chosen as one of five remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators to receive the 2010 Team of the Year Award. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Each year, Air Force Association officials recognize a specific enlisted career […]